Hoff's Aliner Travels
A Travel Blog for US and Canadian Parks with Geological Notes

My Favorite Parks

Some parks in the U.S. and Canada are world class. They are so unique or spectacular that people will come from other continents to see them. As of April of 2019, I have been to 35 of the 61 U.S. National Parks. On this list, I have not listed any parks that I have not been to (20 of the 35 were with my Aliner).

My favorite U.S. National Parks (in no particular order) are:
1) Yosemite National Park, California
2) Glacier National Park, Montana
3) Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
4) Arches National Park, Utah
5) Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
6) Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
7) Denali National Park, Alaska
8) Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
9) Zion National Park, Utah
10) Bryce National Park, Utah
11) Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
12) Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
13) Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
14) Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Some National Parks are spectacular but are not easy to appreciate without hiking into the interior. These include
1) Mount Olympic National Park, Washington
2) North Cascades National Park, Washington
Many of the Alaskan National Parks would fit in this category.

My favorite National Monuments (in no particular order)
1) Mt. St. Helens National Monument, Washington
2) Canyon De Chelly National Monument, Arizona
3) Giant Sequoia, California
4) Devil’s Tower National Monument, Wyoming

My favorite State Parks (in no particular order)
1) Goblin Valley State Park, Utah
2) Sun Lakes – Dry Falls State Park, Washington
3) Palouse Falls State Park, Washington
4) Letchworth State Park, New York

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