National Parks in United States – 4

This is the 4th post of the series National Parks in United States. 5 National Parks in United States will be covered in this post. Hopefully You’ll like this post.

Kobuk Valley National Park

Location: Alaska
Declared as National Park on 2nd December, 1980

Kobuk Valley National Park

Image credit: Flickr Simopala

With an area of 1,750,716 miles, it is the least-visited National Park in the United States. The park is just a 25 miles away from the arctic circle and is famous for back-country camping and hiking. The Park has a stunning river, some mountains and three regions of sand dunes. There are no roads to access the park, the park can be visited either by foot, dogsleds and chartered air taxis. The park also becomes home to about 500,000 caribous in winter when they migrate from Western Arctic region.

Mesa Verde National Park

Location: Colorado
Declared as National Park on 29th June, 1906

Mesa Verde National Park

Image credit: Flickr Ken Lund

Mesa Verde National Park has covered the area of 52,121 acres and has more than 4,ooo archaeological places. The Park is also declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site. This park was created by US President Theodore Roosevelt as he wanted to protect over 600 cliff dwellings which were inhabited by the Anasazi’s between 600 to 1300 AD. These cliff dwellings were built within the caves. Some of the best and most notable sites in the park are Balcony house, Cliff Palace, Long House, Spruse Tree House and Square Tower House. While visiting the park, the upper mentioned places must be seen as your visit will be incomplete without them.

Voyageurs National Park

Location: Minnesota
Declared as National Park on 8th January, 1971

Voyageurs National Park

Image credit: Flickr J. Stephen Conn

The park is spread over an area of 218,200 acres and is named after Canadian-French Fur Traders that were known as voyageurs. The Park has many beautiful lakes, glaciers, rock gardens, historic buildings, islands and bays. Most of the park area is only accessible by a boat or snow mobiles in winter. The Park is an ideal place for those who love hiking, boating, fishing, camping and skiing. One of the most stunning facts about the park is that the rocks where this park is located, are about 1 to 3 billion years old.

Yellow Stone National Park

Location: Idaho, Montana and Wyoming
Declared as National Park on 1st March 1872

Yellow Stone National Park

Image credit: Flickr Knomad

Yellow Stone National Park was the first ever National Park in the world. With 2,219,790 acres of area, this park has lots of geothermal locations i-e geysers, in fact, the park was established to protect these geysers. Most famous of them is Old Faithful Geyser. The Park also has hundreds of lakes, mountains, canyons and rivers. This Park was inhabited by the Native Americans about a 5,000 years ago. The Park is also home to many species of Mammals.

Yosemite National Park

Location: California
Declared as National Park on 1st October, 1890

Yosemite National Park

Image credit: Flickr Nouhailler

Yosemite National Park is spread over the area of 761,266 acres and has a number of beautiful and breathtaking waterfalls. It is famous for its hanging valleys and U-shaped valleys. The Park is home to many unique rock formations that have been formed in million of years. Major attractions of the Park are Curry Village, Horsetail Fall, Half Dome, Tunnel Point, Mariposa Grove and much more. This National Park is one of the most beautiful National Parks in United States.

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