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25 Top-Rated National Parks on the West Coast of USA

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25 Top-Rated National Parks on the West Coast of USA

Introduction - The "West Coast" is typically considered all the westernmost states of the US, from the Rocky Mountains and the Great...

 
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Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

West coast national park 1 - Crater Lake is the deepest known lake in America at 1,943 feet. It only collects water from rain and snow...

 
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Glacier National Park, Montana

West coast national park 2 - Glacier National Park is one of North America's hidden treasures. Over 700 miles of marked trails take you through lush...

 
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Olympic National Park, Washington

West coast national park 3 - Olympic National Park showcases everything special that the West Coast has to offer. The park is home to three separate...

 
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North Cascades National Park, Washington

West coast national park 4 - Nicknamed the American Alps, North Cascades National Park has a wild, rugged, and beautiful terrain. It is filled with untouched...

 
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Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

West coast national park 5 - Mount Rainier National Park is named after Mount Rainier, an active volcano. It hasn't erupted in almost 1,000 years and...

 
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Zion National Park, Utah

West coast national park 6 - Zion National Park is one of the best national parks in the Western United States. It was once home to...

 
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Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

West coast national park 7 - Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the smaller national parks of the West and is known for its peculiar...

 
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Arches National Park, Utah

West coast national park 8 - Arches National Park can be found in eastern Utah. It is home to over 2,000 stone arches. Along with the...

 
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Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

West coast national park 9 - Capitol Reef National Park is most famous for " The Waterpocket Fold," commonly referred to as a geological wrinkle on...

 
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Denali National Park, Alaska

West coast national park 10 - Denali is one of the most untouched national parks in Western US. It has over six million acres of wildland...

 
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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

West coast national park 11 - Grand Canyon National Park is one of the more well-known national parks in Western United States. The canyon is about...

 
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Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

West coast national park 12 - Petrified Forest National Park is the only national park in the US that closes at night, and this is to...

 
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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

West coast national park 13 - Yellowstone National Park is one of the most famous parks of the West and one of the most fun things...

 
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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

West coast national park 14 - Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the highest parks on the West Coast. There are 77 mountain peaks that...

 
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Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

West coast national park 15 - Great Sand Dunes National Park houses the tallest sand dunes in North America. Not only that, but the park also...

 
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Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

West coast national park 16 - Mesa Verde National Park is an important part of American history, and it is the only cultural park in the...

 
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Badlands National Park, South Dakota

West coast national park 17 - Badlands National Park is home to one of the most studied fossil beds in the world. Scientists have found ancient...

 
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

West coast national park 18 - Carlsbad Caverns National Park is home to over 100 caves. The caves were formed close to 4 million years ago...

 
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas

West coast national park 19 - Guadalupe Mountains National Park is a hidden gem within the Western United States. The park has 4 of Texas's highest...

 
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Joshua Tree National Park, California

West coast national park 20 - Joshua Tree National Park is open all year and offers stunning vistas of its iconic namesake. Connecting two distinct deserts...

 
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, California

West coast national park 21 - The Giant Sequoias of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park have the thickest bark of any tree in the world...

 
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Death Valley National Park, California

West coast national park 22 - Death Valley National Park claims itself to be the hottest, driest, and lowest of all the national parks. It is...

 
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Yosemite National Park, California

West coast national park 23 - Yosemite National Park is known for many enchanting things, including giant sequoias, waterfalls, glaciers, meadows, and more. In addition, Yosemite...

 
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Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

West coast national park 24 - Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of the only places in the world where all four types of volcanoes can...

 
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Redwood National Park, California

West coast national park 25 - Redwood National Forest is legendary for having some of the world's oldest and largest living trees, but the park is...

 

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