National Parks

National Parks are the gems of the Last Great Places. 49 National Parks are found in the lower 48 states, and collectively capture examples of over half of all ecosystems. 45 of these Parks are ranked in the 2500 Last Great Places; 10 are found in the top 50.

Big Bend National Park  -  photo by Greg Low
Big Bend National Park – photo by Greg Low
National Parks
in top 50 Last Great Places
Glacier National ParkCanadian Rocky Mountains
Olympic National ParkPacific Northwest Coast
Grand Canyon National ParkColorado Plateau
Death Valley National ParkMojave Desert
Big Bend National ParkChihuahuan Desert
Yellowstone National ParkUtah-Wyoming Mtns
Everglades National ParkTropical Florida
Isle Royale National ParkGreat Lakes
Mount Rainier National ParkWest Cascades
Great Basin National ParkGreat Basin
Arches National Park in winter, a Last Great Place – photo by Greg Low