Most interesting national parks in the US

Best US national parks

July 22nd, 2009

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