Best Urban Parks

You don't have to leave the city to escape into nature, as these parks attest.

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park in South Dakota teems with pinnacles, towers, buttes, ravines and gulches. 960 1280

  

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Formed by volcanoes and full of flowers, fauna and vistas galore, Yellowstone is possibly the grandest national park. 960 1280

  

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

Rainforests and emerald lakes make Washington's Olympic National Park one of the most majestic parks. 960 1280

  

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

One of America's first wilderness parks, central California's Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls. 960 1280

  

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Centuries of wind and water have sculpted more than 2,000 natural arches in Utah's Arches National Park. 960 1280

  

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Of the 300 known caves in New Mexico's Guadalupe Mountains, 120 of them are in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. 960 1280

  

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

The Colorado River started its work creating the Grand Canyon more than 20 million years ago. 960 1280

  

Denali National Park

Denali National Park

Alaska's Denali National Park contains the equivalent of an area 3 miles wide stretching from Washington, DC, to LA. 960 1280

  

Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park

The legendary giant redwoods in Northern California's Redwood National Park are the planet's tallest living organisms. 960 1280

  

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park

One hundred miles inland from the Pacific Ocean in southwestern Oregon, Crater Lake is one of the oldest National Parks. 960 1280

  

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