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The best – and worst – US National Parks, by someone who's seen them all

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The Temples of the Sun and Moon in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
The Temples of the Sun and Moon in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah Credit: matthew hahnel

One might assume that the United States is littered with National Parks, and that any trip across the Pond would yield a plentiful bounty of remarkable landscapes. 

However, the truth is there are just 61 across the entire country, including Hawaii and Alaska, with more than a handful of states home to none. The west coast has many more than the east.

This makes the planning aspect of a trip to areas managed by the National Park Service all the more pertinent, to ensure you make the most of a visit. 

Renee and Matthew Hahnel know this well. The professional travel photographers tasked themselves with visiting each and every national park, and documenting their journey, in just seven months.

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