15 unbeatable national parks views

America's national parks offer some of the most gorgeous scenery in the country, from Yellowstone to Florida. Here are some of our favorite views.
Text by Marisa LaScala, Condé Nast Traveler.com

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Feb 20, 2013 5:34PM
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I've worked in 10 National Parks, as a Park Ranger, and I must say, each one is special in their own right.  Grand Canyon has incredible vistas, Yosemite is very useable (hikable, river raftable, skieable, etc.) Wolf Trap Farm Park had incredible performances.  Cedar Breaks was an easy hike.  Mt. Rainier was an incredible mountain- a beautiful peak floating in the sky as looking from Seattle, a difficult climb to 14,410'.  Washington DC has an amazing story to tell of our history. Just as each of us is an individual, so are the "best ideas America ever had"- thank you Ken Burns!
Feb 9, 2013 7:46PM
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Really, nearly all of the majestic beauty in America is in the Far West.  I've seen the East and there is no comparison.
Feb 5, 2013 11:33PM
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Biscayne instead of Bryce or Zion,seriously?
Jan 26, 2013 1:09AM
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All 15 parks should  be out west, that's where the real beauty is.

Jan 25, 2013 5:15AM
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Yosemite is not on the list of parks to visit, it's the top choice of a lot of Americans & foreigners, & close to Mono Lake, w/ 5 beautiful other lakes close by to fish, and the Old Gold mining towns to visit such as Bodie,, and much more. It should have been at the top of the list.             Marisa La Scala  I'm surprised at the way you snubbed  my home
Jan 14, 2013 2:53PM
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I have lived near the north cascads all my life. I have never tiered of there beuaty. The noth cascade hiway is breath taking.. As a motorcyclist,  enjoyed the ride from my home to Winthrop many times. Jeffery Holte.
Jan 5, 2013 9:43AM
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Thank u for including Skyland Drive Shenandoah Natl Park.  I grew up in Front Royal VA

where the Skyland Drive starts, turns into the Blue Ridge Parkway and continues to the

Great Smokey Mts.  It's such a beautiful drive w/great overlooks of grand mtn ranges. 

I go there every time I visit my home town. 

Jan 4, 2013 7:11PM
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America is  so  beutiful... As  I  child  land  was  free... to  see  and  enjoy...

Today   $$$$$.. at  all  the  National  Parks...etc..etc..etc...

So  I  pay... and  enjoy  the  land  just  as  much...

 

Dec 29, 2012 7:00PM
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although not a national park ...I love the Adirondacks  park ..bigger then Yosemite and Yellowstone combined
Dec 28, 2012 9:18PM
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What about Isle Royale National Park!!!  God's country, for sure!!!!!
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