Most Visited National Parks in the United States

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Categories: Nature United States Americas
Dataset contains 62 data items (see table below).


Dataset of the most-visited national parks of USA - the most visited national park is the Great Smoky Mountains national park (North Carolina, Tennessee) which attracted 12.5 million visitors in 2019. At second place, is the Grand Canyon national park (Arizona) which attracted close to 6 million visitors, followed by the Rocky Mountain national park (Colorado) at third, attracting 4.67 million visitors in 2019.


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Most Visited National Parks in the United States

Information/Description Attribution: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, s.v. List Of National Parks Of The United States ( accessed December 17, 2020 ) -


Great Smoky Mountains.

UNESCO Designation: Biosphere Reserve & World Heritage Site

The Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains, span a wide range of elevations, making them home to over 400 vertebrate species, 100 tree species, and 5000 plant species. Hiking is the park's main attraction, with over 800 miles (1,300 km) of trails, including 70 miles (110 km) of the Appalachian Trail. Other activities include fishing, horseback riding, and touring nearly 80 historic structures.

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Grand Canyon.

UNESCO Designation: World Heritage Site

The Grand Canyon, carved by the mighty Colorado River, is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 1 mile (1.6 km) deep, and up to 15 miles (24 km) wide. Millions of years of erosion have exposed the multicolored layers of the Colorado Plateau in mesas and canyon walls, visible from both the north and south rims, or from a number of trails that descend into the canyon itself.

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Rocky Mountain.

UNESCO Designation: Biosphere Reserve

Bisected north to south by the Continental Divide, this portion of the Rockies has ecosystems varying from over 150 riparian lakes to montane and subalpine forests to treeless alpine tundra. Wildlife including mule deer, bighorn sheep, black bears, and cougars inhabit its igneous mountains and glacial valleys. Longs Peak, a classic Colorado fourteener, and the scenic Bear Lake are popular destinations, as well as the historic Trail Ridge Road, which reaches an elevation of more than 12,000 feet (3,700 m).

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Dataset of Largest National Parks:    in USA   |   in California   |   in Alaska   |   in Utah
Other Metrics:   Most Visited   |   U.S. National Parks That Are Designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites   |   UNESCO Biosphere