Best US national parks

July 22nd, 2009 | by Nick |

The Guardian has put together this very useful list of the best national parks in the US.

  • Best wilderness park: Katmai and Kenai Fjords National Parks, Alaska (watch grizzly bears gathered as thousands of salmon from the Bering Sea swim upstream to spawn)
  • Best adventure park: Rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon
  • Best-kept secret park: Precipice Trail, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Best park for cycling on two wheels: New River Gorge National Park, West Virginia
  • Best off the beaten track park Back-country hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
  • Best wildlife parks: Yellowstone Park( Despite the numbers, “when you get haunted by the howl of the wolf pack and the grizzly is ambling by, you’ll appreciate it’s the best”), Montana/Wyoming in summer, and Everglades, Florida, in winter
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