most popular national parks in America

Millions of people visit national parks every year. But where were the most visitors coming from? According to the National Park Service, these are the top ten most visited places.

The name "Great Smoky Mountains" comes from the ever-present fog that looms over this mountain range situated along the North Carolina-Tennessee border.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Some of the most popular ways to explore the Grand Canyon include taking in the view at Mather Point overlook, hiking the Rim Trail and hiking Hermit Road.

Grand Canyon National Park

Some of the park’s most notable attractions include Angel's Landing, Kolob Arch, the Narrows and the Emerald Pools Trail.

Zion National Park

This mountain range boasts more than 350 miles of trails, ranging from easy hikes to expert-level mountain summits, as well as the Trail Ridge Road-U.S.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Though it covers around 1,168 square miles of area, visitors spend most of their time in the 5.9-square-mile area of the Yosemite Valley.

Yosemite National Park

Yellowstone was America's first national park. About 10,000 geothermal features cover much of the park, making it the largest observatory in North America.

Yellowstone National Park

One of the most popular attractions in Acadia National Park is Cadillac Mountain, which sees the first sunrise in the United States.

Acadia National Park

Olympic National Park is the perfect place for visitors to discover the iconic rocky beaches and temperate rainforests for which the Pacific Northwest is known.

Olympic National Park

The Teton Range, which is part of the Rocky Mountains, is the main attraction to Grand Teton National Park.

Grand Teton National Park

Visitors to this park enjoy more than 700 miles of hiking trails, scenic mountain drives along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, and views of glaciers.

Glacier National Park

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