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49 Viral Facebook Photos Posted by U.S. National Parks (So Beautiful!)

Posted 30 April, 2014

49_Viral_Facebook_Photos_Posted_by_U.S._National_Parks_So_Beautiful-lsmost viral facebook photos from U.S. National ParksDo you follow your favorite National Parks on Facebook?

You love seeing the beautiful photos, right?

I know I do!

That's why I thought it would be cool to use Post Planner's new viral photos finder to find the #1 most shared Facebook photo from 49 different National Park pages.

The results are below!

You'll recognize the biggies:

But you'll also see some parks you don't know yet. (Start planning your next road trip!)

The images are stunning! They include beautiful landscapes, impressive wildlife shots and a few surprises (#39!).

Check them out!

49 Viral Facebook Photos Posted by U.S. National Parks

1. Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is one of the East Coast's premier parks & is known for its rugged coastlines.
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2. Arches National Park

Arches National Park has thousands of unique rock formations -- including Utah's famous Delicate Arch.
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3. National Park of American Samoa

Known for its fruit bats, National Park of American Samoa has coral reefs and rain forests spread over three islands.
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4. Badlands National Park

Colorful pinnacles and spires dot stark prairie landscapes at Badlands National Park in South Dakota.
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5. Big Bend National Park

Thousands of species of plants, birds, reptiles and mammals inhabit this area of Texas larger than the state of Rhode Island.
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6. Biscayne National Park

Located in southern Florida, Biscayne National Park boasts some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the United States.
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7. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

The steep, rugged cliffs at Colorado's Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park are some of the oldest in the United States.
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8. Bryce Canyon National Park

Geologic formations called hoodoos are just some of the oddities you'll encounter at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.
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9. Canyonlands National Park

The Colorado River helped carve Canyonlands National Park in Utah's stunning red rock country.
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10. Capitol Reef National Park

A hidden gem, Capitol Reef National Park in Utah features a plethora of natural bridges and domes.
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11. Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Below this rugged country lies almost 120 known caves in New Mexico.
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12. Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park in California includes five islands and the complex sea environments that surround them.
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13. Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park in Oregon has the deepest lake in the United States.
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14. Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Rich with native plants and wildlife, Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio provides a beautiful escape from nearby Cleveland and Akron.
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15. Death Valley National Park

Situated in California and Nevada, this stretch of the Mojave Desert is the hottest national park in the United States.
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16. Denali National Park

Denali, the highest peak in North America, is in Denali National Park in Alaska.
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17. Dry Tortugas National Park

Located in the Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas National Park is known for shipwrecks, sunken treasure and tropical birds.
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18. Everglades National Park

Panthers, crocodiles and manatees are just some of the exotic wildlife you might encounter at Everglades National Park in Florida.
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19. Gates of the Arctic National Park

Situated near the Arctic Circle, Gates of the Arctic National Park doesn't even have roads or trails.
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20. Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park in Montana is spread over two rugged mountain ranges near the Canadian border.
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21. Glacier Bay National Park

Fish and wildlife in and around the Alsek River form the heart of Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska.
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22. Grand Canyon National Park

Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
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23. Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park protects the majestic peaks of the Teton Range in Wyoming.
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24. Great Basin National Park

Nevada's Great Basin National Park is a rugged, mountainous area between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Wasatch Range.
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25. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Appalachian Trail passes through Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.
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26. Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado showcases the largest sand dunes in North America.
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27. Haleakala National Park

The dormant Haleakala Volcano is the centerpiece of Haleakala National Park in Hawaii.
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28. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park has two active Hawaiian volcanoes: Mauna Loa and Kilauea.
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29. Joshua Tree National Park

Two massive deserts meet in a special array of wildlife and rock formations at Joshua Tree National Park in California.
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30. Katmai National Park

Alaska's Katmai National Park is most famous for its grizzly bears.
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31. Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska boasts one of the largest icefields in the United States.
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32. Kobuk Valley National Park

If you're into dog sledding, migrating caribou or Arctic sand dunes, Alaska's Kobuk Valley National Park is probably for you.
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33. Lake Clark National Park

Lake Clark National Park is a pristine network of lakes and streams in southwestern Alaska.
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34. Lassen Volcanic National Park

Mud still boils as volcanic hots springs churn at Lassen Volcanic National Park in California.
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35. Mesa Verde National Park

Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park features thousands of archeological sites and the ruins of hundreds of ancient cliff dwellings.
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36. Olympic National Park

The diversity of Olympic National Park features coastline, rain forests and alpine peaks in Washington.
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37. Petrified Forest National Park

Known for fossils and large deposits of petrified wood in Arizona, for stargazers, Petrified Forest National Park has some of the nation's darkest skies.
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38. Pinnacles National Park

Spires and rock formations in California's Pinnacles National Park attract hikers and climbers from around the world.
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39. Redwood National Park

Old-growth forests at Redwood National Park in California contain the world's tallest trees.
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40. Rocky Mountain National Park

More than 70 peaks in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park are higher than 12,000 feet.
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41. Saguaro National Park

A cactus lovers paradise, this park in Arizona got its name from the spiny plant.
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42. Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

These parks in California are famous for their giant sequoia trees.
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43. Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park protects a beautiful stretch of the Blue Ridge Mountains -- just 75 miles from Washington, D.C.
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44. Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Wildlife viewing tops the list of things to do in North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park, where you'll see bison, elk, prairie dogs, golden eagles and bighorn sheep.
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45. Wind Cave National Park

Check out stunning, underground calcite formations at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota.
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46. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Along with grizzly bear, wolf and caribou, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska protects many of the highest peaks in America.
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47. Yellowstone National Park

With historic lodges, diverse wildlife and otherworldly geothermal features, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is one of the nation's most beloved natural treasures.
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48. Yosemite National Park

Iconic Half Doom, El Capitan and Yosemite Falls attract visitors from around the world to Yosemite National Park in California.
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49. Zion National Park

If you get a post card from Utah, it likely has a photo of Zion National Park.
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