24 Most Beautiful National Parks in the United States

Here, we rounded up the most beautiful national parks to visit in America, from the Grand Canyon to Yosemite to Great Sand Dunes.

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From snowy mountain tops to sunset-hued canyons, all 423 national park sites in the United States are worth visiting. But that just makes it all the more difficult to choose which to head to for your next vacation. Whether you’re looking for an easy stroll in a pristine nature preserve or an epic multi-day adventure, we rounded up the 24 most beautiful gems of the U.S. National Park system. Some sites are protected for their history, others for recreation, and most simply for the natural wonder of its surroundings.

Michelle Stansbury

Michelle Stansbury is a San Diego-based freelance writer who writes about travel, food, and relationships. Misuse of the word "literally" drives her figuratively insane.