The 25 Best National Parks on the West Coast Story

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Introduction

The 25 Best National Parks on the West Coast Story

This guide covers the 25 best national parks on the West Coast of the US...

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NATIONAL PARK 1

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake is the deepest known lake in America at 1,943 feet. It only collects...

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NATIONAL PARK 2

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park is one of North America's hidden treasures. Over 700 miles of marked...

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NATIONAL PARK 3

Olympic National Park, Washington

Olympic National Park showcases everything special that the West Coast has to offer. The park...

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NATIONAL PARK 4

North Cascades National Park, Washington

Nicknamed the American Alps, North Cascades National Park has a wild, rugged, and beautiful terrain...

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NATIONAL PARK 5

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Mount Rainier National Park is named after Mount Rainier, an active volcano. It hasn't erupted...

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NATIONAL PARK 6

Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park was once home to an ancient tribe known as the Anasazi, and...

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NATIONAL PARK 7

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the smaller national parks in Utah. It is...

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NATIONAL PARK 8

Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park can be found in eastern Utah. It is home to over 2,000...

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NATIONAL PARK 9

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Capitol Reef National Park is most famous for " The Waterpocket Fold," commonly referred to...

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NATIONAL PARK 10

Denali National Park, Alaska

Denali is one of the most untouched national parks in Western US. It has over...

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NATIONAL PARK 11

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the more well-known national parks in Western United...

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NATIONAL PARK 12

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park is the only national park in the US that closes at...

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NATIONAL PARK 13

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park is one of the most famous national parks of the West and...

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NATIONAL PARK 14

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the highest parks on the West Coast. There...

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NATIONAL PARK 15

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park houses the tallest sand dunes in North America. Not only...

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NATIONAL PARK 16

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park is an important part of American history, and it is the...

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NATIONAL PARK 17

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Badlands National Park is home to one of the most studied fossil beds in the...

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NATIONAL PARK 18

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is home to over 100 caves. The caves were formed close...

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NATIONAL PARK 19

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is a hidden gem within the Western United States. The park...

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NATIONAL PARK 20

Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua Tree National Park is open all year and offers stunning vistas of its iconic...

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NATIONAL PARK 21

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, California

The Giant Sequoias of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park have the thickest bark of...

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NATIONAL PARK 22

Death Valley National Park, California

Death Valley National Park claims itself to be the hottest, driest, and lowest of all...

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NATIONAL PARK 23

Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park is known for many enchanting things, including giant sequoias, waterfalls, glaciers, meadows...

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NATIONAL PARK 24

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of the only places in the world where all...

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NATIONAL PARK 25

Redwood National Park, California

Redwood National Forest is legendary for having some of the world's oldest and largest living...

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Conclusion

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