Approximately 237 million people visited American national parks in 2020, representing a 28% year-over-year decrease attributed to the coronavirus pandemic.
when the parks were open, many of them saw record crowds as throngs of people desperate to safely enjoy nature descended onto parks when they reopened.
Located in Nevada, Great Basin National Park has both warm desert valleys and mountains that reach up to 13,000 feet. .
Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas has the four highest peaks in the state and protects the world’s most extensive Permian fossil reef.
Pinnacles National Park in California was born after several volcanoes erupted, forming the unique landscape of the park.
The northern islands were once home to the native Chumash people and eventually European explorers who harvested fish from the channel waters.