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Add these travel destinations to your bucket list. Take a trip to these national parks for an adventure you’ll never forget.
Grand Canyon National Park
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Take a trip to one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Located in Arizona, this park’s main feature is the Grand Canyon, a natural canyon created by the Colorado River. It’s size, depth and colorful rocks within the canyon are a sight you’ll never forget. Although most tourists capture the view from atop the canyon, visitors can also hike down the canyon and enjoy the vast views from the base. Few people see the canyon from this point of view due to the challenging hike and journey to the base. Going whitewater rafting through the canyon is a popular attraction.
Yosemite National Park
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Located in California, Yosemite National Park is a must-see. Most travelers spend their time within the seven square miles of Yosemite Valley, which features stunning granite cliffs, breathtaking waterfalls and a diverse ecosystem of plants and wildlife. It features North America’s highest waterfall, Yosemite Falls and the famous El Capitan granite cliff that overlooks Yosemite Valley. If you’re a rock-climbing enthusiast, this is the spot for you!
Denali National Park & Preserve
Take a trip to Alaska and explore over six million acres of land filled with national landmarks and wildlife. You’ll be visiting the highest mountain peak in North America, Mount McKinley when visiting this park. You’ll be surrounded by forest in the lowest elevations and glaciers and snow-covered mountains at the highest. Partake in some dog-sledding during your visit.
Mammoth Cave National Park
An explorer’s dream. Take a visit to Kentucky to explore the longest cave system on the planet. You can go on a number of different tours through these natural caves, the tours lasting anywhere from an hour to six hours long.
Yellowstone National Park
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A true piece of history, Yellowstone National Park is the first National Park in the U.S. It spans across three states, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho encompassing 3,468.4 square miles of land. It features lakes, rivers, mountains, canyons a super volcano and the famous Old Faithful Geyser, which erupts every 35 to 120 minutes. It boast the amazing thermal features including mud pots and hot springs. With a large concentration of mammals within the expansive petrified forest, it’s a trip that will leave you with your mind blown.