I have to admit, I’m not the world’s biggest Apple fan but I still enjoy downloading and playing around with different iOS apps.
Of all the apps I’ve downloaded, the National Geographic’s National Parks app is by far the most beautifully crafted and designed.
For me, it’s stunningly visual and effortlessly simple, something which all UI & UX designers should strive for.
As I’ve spent a lot of time on this app, I’ve decided to share some of my newfound knowledge of US National Parks with you in this post!!
Here are a handful of lesser known, but nonetheless awe-inspiring national parks in the USA:
Arches National Park is perched high above the Colorado River, deep in Utah’s canyon country. With over 2,000 natural arches in this park, each carved over centuries by weathering and erosion, it’s hard to deny its grandeur.
2012 Visitors – 1.07 million Park Size – 0.08 Million Acres
Glacier National Park is described by National Geographic as ‘a wonderland of treeless mountain summits, alpine meadows, coniferous forests and dozens of waterfalls’. Plus, there are over 650 lakes making his a truly magical landscape.
2012 Visitors – 2.16 million Park Size – 1.01 Million Acres
Grand Teton, Wyoming
Of all the mountains in North America, some would argue that none are more dramatic and rugged than the Teton Range. These peaks rise over 7,000ft above the ground, creating rich valleys of wildlife, rivers and forests.
2012 Visitors – 2.71 million Park Size – 0.31 Million Acres
Mount Rainier, Washington
Mount Rainier is one of the world’s largest volcanoes at nearly 3 miles in height and dwarfing the summits around it. Whilst the volcano is clearly the centrepiece of this national park, the wildflower meadows and glaciers are just a few of other treasures to be found here!
2012 Visitors – 1.05 million Park Size – 0.24 Million Acres
Set in Utah’s high plateau country, Zion National park is a sweeping array of multicolored cliffs (some dropping 2,200 feet) and deep alcoves. Visitors typically follow the Virgin River through this dramatic landscape.
2012 Visitors – 2.97 million Park Size – 0.15 Million Acres
Thanks for reading today’s blog post!! If you’ve got an Apple device, then give this National Geographic app a try, and let me know what you think below!