The United States boasts 62 national parks spread over 31 states and territories. These range from small parks to large, famous ones such as Yellowstone and its most popular attraction, Old Faithful.
The western part of the U.S. has the most national parks, including the acclaimed Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Arches, and Sequoia National Parks. That makes the west an ideal destination to easily explore a variety of parks. These are our top five western national parks for first-timers.