These were the most visited U.S. National Parks last year

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Two bison clash in traffic outside Yellowstone National Park. Photo: Goutham Sivanandam.

From coast to coast and beyond, there are over 400 parks that make up the U.S. National Park System. However, only 62 of them actually have the words National Park in their name.

The NPS recently released a tally of last year's visitorship numbers. Below are the top 10. How many have you been to to hike or run trails?

 

Park

Recreational Visits

1

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

12.5 million

2

Grand Canyon National Park

5.97 million

3

Rocky Mountain National Park

4.7 million

4

Zion National Park

4.5 million

5

Yosemite National Park

4.5 million

6

Yellowstone National Park

4 million

7

Acadia National Park

3.4 million

8

Grand Teton National Park

3.4 million

9

Olympic National Park

3.2 million

10

Glacier National Park

3 million
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