National Parks Week

   The week of April 20th through April 28th is National Parks week in the United States. There are 58 National Parks just in the U.S. Here are 7 of the most well-known National Parks that you can visit this summer:


  1. Yellowstone National Park’s 2.2 million acres span through the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. It was the first ever national park in the United States. It includes hot springs, geysers, mountains, and multiple lakes.
  2. In California, the Yosemite National Park is well-known for its large and breathtaking waterfalls. The most mentioned waterfalls are Vernal Fall and Bridalveil Falls.  The park also features granite rock formations that can be be climbed on certain trails.
  3. With three mountain ranges and over 700 lakes, Glacier National Park is in Montana. Many hikers go on the Trail of the Cedars or the Grinnell Glacier. Many of the lakes serve as the headwaters for the Hudson Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
  4. Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park is famous for being a six million year old canyon that continues expanding thanks to the Colorado River. Many trails lead through and down the canyon. The Havasu Falls attract many travellers with its turquoise waters.


   Clearly, most of the United States’ natural wonders and beauties are up in the northern regions of the country. This is because of the large mountain ranges that house an abundance of wildlife and glassy lakes.


       5. Wyoming also has the Grand Teton National Park which is famous for its snow-peaked mountain tops. It offers over 200 miles of hiking trails that lead to prairies and lakes. These prairies were once farm lands but were then used for the parks beautiful views.

       6.Zion National Park, in Utah, is the hot spot for danger seeking and adrenaline filled hikers. Hiking trail, Angel’s Landing, leads travellers up a 1,500 foot natural staircase. Another trail, The Narrows, goes through the narrowest part of the canyon and makes the hikers go upstream the Virgin River.

       7. The 90 year old Arches National Park is named after the rock formations that make the obvious arches. Its tallest arch is 65 feet tall called the Delicate Arch. The sandstone arches have drawn in rock climbers and backpackers from all over.