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Which US national park best suits your personality?
Posted on 04/06/2016

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With a grand total of 59 to choose from, knowing which national park to explore next is never an easy choice. So why not let your personality decide...

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  • Best for hikers: Grand Teton National Park
    Best for hikers: Grand Teton National Park

    This masterpiece of Wyoming scenery has over 200 miles of hiking trails to its name. Navigate its splendid lakes, conquer its challenging peaks and then treat yourself to some of the best food in the state with fish, bison, elk and venison dishes appearing as staples on most menus.

  • Best for photographers: Joshua Tree National Park
    Best for photographers: Joshua Tree National Park

    California's Joshua Tree National Park is a haven for everyone from addicted Instagrammers to photography professionals. Combining the stunning scenery of the Mojave and Colorado deserts, the park takes you from magical mountain sunrises to starry desert nights in the snap of a shutter.

  • Best for adventurers: Great Sand Dunes National Park
    Best for adventurers: Great Sand Dunes National Park

    Adventurers forget the Rocky Mountains, for Colorado's most intrepid landscapes lie within the Great Sand Dunes National Park. From the incredible orange sand dunes, you can see snowy peaks rising in the distance. Whether you skirt the edge of the park to take in its creek or lose yourself in its centre for a night under the stars, this is a national park you'll never forget.

  • Best for backpackers: Canyonlands National Park
    Best for backpackers: Canyonlands National Park

    This Utah park is a great place for escaping the crowds of Arches National Park. It stretches for well over 500 square miles and is best explored with nothing but a rucksack and your own two feet.

  • Best for families: Haleakala National Park
    Best for families: Haleakala National Park

    What's great about Haleakala is the sheer quantity of activities on offer here. The Hawaiian park is a haven for active families, with hiking and mountain-biking from the top of a volcano, miles of coastline and no shortage of camping spots.

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Whether you're the kind of person who enjoys planning a leisurely jaunt with friends, a serious hiking trip or an exploration of photo-worthy scenery, the USA's national parks have the ideal location for you. Somwhere. But how do you find it?

Lucikly for you, we've complied a list of exactly which park to visit depending on your personality and general travel needs. Want great campsites all the way round? Try the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Or how about more widlife encounters than you can handle? You should head to the Everglades. Whatever you're looking for, America's national parks are too good to miss.

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