The top ten most popular national parks in the United States

10. Glacier National Park 

Tourists visiting this park delight in exploring more than 700 miles of hiking trails, embarking on a picturesque drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and witnessing the awe-inspiring sight of glaciers actively shaping the surrounding terrain.

9. Grand Teton National Park 

The primary allure of Grand Teton National Park stems from the Teton Range, a prominent feature within the Rocky Mountains. 

8. Olympic National Park 

Due to its Pacific coast location, Olympic National Park serves as an ideal destination for travelers seeking the renowned features of the Pacific Northwest, including iconic rocky beaches and temperate rainforests. 

7. Acadia National Park  

Cadillac Mountain, renowned for being the first location in the United States to witness the sunrise, stands out as a major highlight among the many attractions in Acadia National Park. 

6. Yellowstone National Park 

Yellowstone National Park holds the distinction of being the inaugural national park in the United States, and its exceptional qualities make this distinction well-deserved. Encompassing vast expanses of land, the park boasts approximately 10,000 geothermal features, rendering it the largest supervolcano in North America. 

5. Yosemite National Park 

Despite encompassing approximately 1,168 square miles, the majority of visitors to Yosemite National Park tend to concentrate their time within the smaller 5.9-square-mile expanse of Yosemite Valley.

4. Rocky Mountain National Park 

This stunning mountain range offers an extensive network of trails, spanning more than 350 miles, catering to hikers of all skill levels, including both leisurely strolls and challenging mountain ascents. Additionally, it features Trail Ridge Road, which holds the distinction of being the highest paved road in the United States. 

3. Zion National Park 

Angel's Landing, Kolob Arch, the Narrows, and the Emerald Pools Trail are among the prominent highlights within the park, drawing considerable attention from visitors.

2. Grand Canyon National Park 

To experience the wonders of the Grand Canyon, many visitors opt for popular activities such as marveling at the scenic vistas from Mather Point overlook, embarking on hikes along the Rim Trail, and exploring the trails along Hermit Road.

1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park 

The Great Smoky Mountains derive their name from the perpetual mist that envelops this mountain range located along the border of North Carolina and Tennessee.