This year is the 100th anniversary of our National Parks. For this post I’m partnering with Cotopaxi, a company founded on the principals of making a difference, moving people to do good, and inspiring new adventures .
What are the most popular National Parks? I polled my Facebook friends and here’s what they had to say ranked in order from most popular to least popular.
Zion “Varied landscape. Great hiking.”
Yosemite “You don’t truly know how amazing it is until you visit. I think it would be #1 if it was closer to the middle of the U.S. and more people could get to it easier.”
Acadia National Park “You have to see Maine’s beauty to know it is the best around.”
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Below are some infographics with more information and stats including hidden gems, visitor count and what state you can find them in.
My personal favorite is the Smoky Mountains National Park. We’ve been there several times and love the wide open spaces of Cades Cove, the crisp, clean waterfalls near Sugarland’s Visitor’s Center and all the many trails to explore. We’ve even spotted a black bear before, which is native to the park, in Cades Cove.
If you’re interested in learning more about Cotopaxi check out this short video that explains what they do. Their mission is amazing! When you purchase a travel backpack from them they will donate a percentage of every sale to various organizations that support worldwide poverty initiative. How cool is that?
What’s your favorite National Park? Let me know in the comment section below. I’d love to hear from you!