From Biscayne National Park in the Florida Keys to Olympia National Park in northern Washington State, the American National Parks System comprises some of the most stunning tracts of land on Earth. While it might not be possible to experience them all on one trip – there are 59 parks around the country, after all – head out on an adventurous tour around the American West to discover an especially high concentration of these natural wonders.
Begin your tour at Yellowstone National Park, which became the world’s first national park in 1872. Home to Old Faithful, the Grand Prismatic Spring, and other famous geothermic features, it gives visitors the chance to admire the beauty and power of nature.
Departing from Yellowstone, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to Grand Teton National Park. Offering uniquely striking vistas, the park encompasses the soaring peaks of the Teton Range as well as the wild expanse of Jackson Hole.
From there, the West is your oyster. On your next tour, visit the russet-hued canyonlands of Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. Discover the soaring granite domes of Yosemite National Park, and the colossal depths of Grand Canyon National Park. With a camera and a sturdy pair of hiking boots, prepare to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.