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  1. Mirex Konex on August 6, 2022 at 4:58 am

    18 people don’t like national parks 🙂

  2. Mark Dudek on August 6, 2022 at 4:59 am

    we need a video ranking all the national parks!!

  3. Laura Buchanan on August 6, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Thank you. National parks are also beautiful. These parks are gorgeous. The United States has some amazing and beautiful places.

  4. Abel Y Erika Guerra on August 6, 2022 at 5:02 am

    Garden of the gods, in Colorado nice one day visit too….👍

  5. susanne doe on August 6, 2022 at 5:03 am

    I would add Indiana Dunes

  6. Hadley Jolley on August 6, 2022 at 5:03 am

    As an expert in doing Yellowstone in one day (it used to be between me and my grandparents) I do suggest picking two areas to see in one day and spending a few hours at each. And seeing the grand canyon of the Yellowstone is absolutely worth it.

    If you do want to get away, the Northeast corner has fewer geothermal features and fewer people but very striking scenery and it leads to some of the most scenic drives in the US.

  7. Thomas Baker on August 6, 2022 at 5:06 am

    I have only been to three of the parks on this list, Theodore Roosevelt National park, Badlands and Manmoth cave. Seeing the pictures brought back memories. I loved the pictures on this video and I hoping to make it to all the National parks someday.

  8. sickofthissh on August 6, 2022 at 5:08 am

    Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico. Hights!

  9. gav schuller on August 6, 2022 at 5:09 am

    Can you do a ski resort video?

  10. C W on August 6, 2022 at 5:14 am

    The Bryce Canyon and Arches National Monument gangs have been in a Turf War for years. Watch out.

  11. Jesse Stirling on August 6, 2022 at 5:15 am

    Another great, informative video packed with interesting tips. I’ve enjoyed your channel a lot. My dad and I enjoyed hiking through Sequia / King’s Canyon late last summer, and hope to repeat (or even top) our experience with Redwood National Park this year. Time in nature is always time well spent.

  12. Jim Noxon on August 6, 2022 at 5:16 am

    Great video…but there are many National Parks that can be appreciated in a day. A lot depends on WHICH day (time of year). If you go outside of the heavy tourist season(s), you are in for a much better experience. In truth, all could use multiple days. I’d definitely add Crater Lake and Rocky Mt. National Park to the list.

  13. Mari R on August 6, 2022 at 5:16 am

    National parks mentioned in the order they are presented.
    1. Bryce Canyon 0:37
    2. Arches National Park 1:51
    3. Yellowstone 3:50
    4. Grand Teton 5:40
    5. Theodore Roosevelt 7:18
    6. Badlands 8:48
    7. Redwood 10:21
    8. Sequoia 12:08
    9. Mammoth Cave 13:35
    10. Congaree 15:10

  14. Bob Cerull on August 6, 2022 at 5:17 am

    Thanks for sharing, I am curious on parking at these parks? If they are crowded I would assume parking is full and you can’t find a spot?

  15. Tom Paquette on August 6, 2022 at 5:19 am

    Of the parks mentioned that I’ve been to I would agree with Bryce, Arches, Yellowstone and Grand Teton. The loops in the road system in Yellowstone is great and what makes it very doable in a day even though it is one of the largest parks. And honestly, in my opinion, Yellowstone’s scenery, though beautiful and worth a visit, does not match some other national parks and means fewer stops. Acadia, New River Gorge, Mount Rainier and the Everglades can also be done in a day. I disagree with Kings Canyon and Sequoia. I do not think one day is nearly enough.

  16. Jim Green on August 6, 2022 at 5:20 am

    Kyle, I read some time ago on a video attached to a treadmill brand at my local YMCA that Bryce Canyon isn’t a canyon at all, but a large, natural amphitheater.
    Also, one which didn’t make it on your list, but is also easy to visit in 1 day, though requires advance reservations, is Dry Tortugas, which is accessible by floatplane, or ferry boat from Key West. Anyone who’s going to be in the Florida Keys anyway, especially the Lower Keys, should do this one. I was just there a month ago or so, and very glad I took the trouble to visit.

  17. Liu Kang on August 6, 2022 at 5:20 am

    Binging on your videos. Such an underrated channel. Please do more videos about Washington and Colorado

  18. SensorLock on August 6, 2022 at 5:20 am

    Sleeping Bear Dunes is another great 1-day park, pictures and video just don’t capture how big those dunes are leading down to Lake Michigan

  19. Mark Lyon on August 6, 2022 at 5:21 am

    FYI, Grand Teton has become MUCH busier since COVID. You can still get away from crowds if you choose long strenuous hikes, but any of the shorter hikes will be packed with other people.

  20. Isaac Punch on August 6, 2022 at 5:22 am

    Crater Lake is also right up there for me for a quick visit.
    That’s one of the best views ever.

  21. captainrobots on August 6, 2022 at 5:23 am

    I live 2 hours away from mammoth cave

    Definally get some clothes to keep you warm in the cave it does get pretty cold.

  22. Nikhil Patel on August 6, 2022 at 5:23 am

    Hopefully one day soon the Mobile river delta aka “Americas Amazon” will become a National Park!

  23. noemi berry on August 6, 2022 at 5:24 am

    Fun video! Also to consider, is what it takes to get there. Bryce’s closest major airports are over 250 miles away — so you’d probably only day-trip this if you were exploring the area anyway, rather than making it a destination.

    Speaking of which, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is day-trippable too — if you’re already "in the neighborhood!" Love this series, thanks.

  24. Neil S on August 6, 2022 at 5:25 am

    I wouldn’t even bother with Yellowstone for one day. 3 days minimum.
    Zion, even though not that big, is so incredible you’ll want 2 days.
    Yosemite and Great Smoky Mountains deserve more than one day.
    Do the horseback ride into Bryce Canyon. Very scary, you’ll never forget it.
    Kings Canyon is beautiful.
    Good list!

  25. Bill Loutzenheiser on August 6, 2022 at 5:25 am

    indian caves in south east Nebraska then if you are heading to the black his, stop in Halsy national forest, a man made forest

  26. Kris Kjellquist on August 6, 2022 at 5:26 am

    Arriving early and going mid-week is absolutely key to almost any NP. I visited Joshua Tree and North Rim of Grand Canyon recently with zero crowds and literally drove right in to both with no wait at all. Both are absolutely stunning and easily enjoyed in a day.

  27. Scott Gordon on August 6, 2022 at 5:26 am

    Geo King you rock. Your videos are all fantastic!!

  28. Jerry Outlaw on August 6, 2022 at 5:27 am

    My good friend Jim Hall is a park Ranger at Bryce Canyon. Great place!

  29. Dave Reeiiz on August 6, 2022 at 5:28 am

    Anyone know the name of the lake at 13:19?

  30. Shadow 3091 on August 6, 2022 at 5:28 am

    We spent one day at Gateway Arch National Park and Indiana Dunes National Park. That’s really all they’re worth in my opinion. Mammoth Cave is good for a day, but you could do more than that there

  31. romanfairy on August 6, 2022 at 5:30 am

    Rocky Mountain National Park is great for one day trips. Plus you can stop at the Stanley hotel( the hotel from the shinning)

  32. Yury on August 6, 2022 at 5:31 am

    Good list and I would add several more … Acadia, Shenandoah, Wind Cave, Carlsbad Caverns, Great Sand Dunes, Petrified Forest and Saguaro (also adding the newly created White Sands National Park- formerly National Monument).

  33. National Park Wild on August 6, 2022 at 5:33 am

    As somebody who has been to 51 parks including 1 day in Congaree, I loved hearing your thoughts and love the park. You are clearly very well-read when it comes to national parks. I think Congaree is great for solitudes, hikes, and wildlife. Great video!

  34. Wes Love on August 6, 2022 at 5:35 am

    Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam is another really big, not as long but bigger in the area!!

  35. Karen Haynes on August 6, 2022 at 5:36 am

    Sequoia NP is superb in the winter but you will need snow chains!!!

  36. Drew Mack on August 6, 2022 at 5:37 am

    I am from South Alabama. I love the Great Smokey Mountains National Park!

  37. ndgirllone on August 6, 2022 at 5:40 am

    Thank you for mentioning Theodore Roosevelt National Park. So wildly beautiful and incredibly unique, there really isn’t any other place like it. Theodore Roosevelt spent time on his ranch here in the south unit for respite after the deaths of his wife and mother. History buffs will enjoy this tremendously, and as you mentioned, there are rarely crowds. I’ve been to the North Unit several times and the bison always outnumber the people. I didn’t think I could love your channel any more, but you’ve done it.

  38. WonderWhatHappened on August 6, 2022 at 5:40 am

    The synchronizing lightning bugs at Congaree National Park are amazing. This occurs a couple of weeks a year.

  39. Allan Evans on August 6, 2022 at 5:42 am

    Red rock is also a great one day visit

  40. Waltysalamander on August 6, 2022 at 5:44 am

    Out of that list, I’ve been to Bryce, Sequoya, and Badlands. All amazing but Bryce is just incredible. At badlands I discovered some ancient Oreodont (I think) bones and we reported it to the staff. I know it’s hard to just pick 10 national parks, but I would have put on Grand Canyon, and Channel Islands. It just doesn’t seem right not to include the Grand Canyon, and for the Channel Islands, they have a bit of everything. Great Hiking trails on Santa Cruz island, world class scuba diving on all of them, pretty beaches to just relax on, and more great stuff. Also, I live in LA so it’s super convenient for me. That is one national park that I will keep going to for the rest of my life.

  41. Chris McMahon on August 6, 2022 at 5:46 am

    I used to think the Grand Tetons were the most beautiful mountains in the world. Then I went to the Dolomites in the Italian Alps. OMG, 5x more spectacular than Tetons.
    Redwood National Park is unduplicated anywhere on the planet.

  42. Adam Goll on August 6, 2022 at 5:48 am

    any suggestions on national park books that go over all 400 plus parks?

  43. Agua Malone on August 6, 2022 at 5:50 am

    Single-Day Grand Canyon Pro Tip: hike rim-to-rim

  44. KingArthur on August 6, 2022 at 5:52 am

    Red Wood is perfect for a cross-country road trip that’s going north south on the west coast. Start in Seattle end in Los Angeles/San Diego

  45. Mike Tilley on August 6, 2022 at 5:52 am

    Carlsbad, Shenandoah, Great Smoky, Jean Laffite, White Sands, Everglades

  46. Dustin Anderson on August 6, 2022 at 5:54 am

    I love your show bud !! G.K. is the only way I like to spend my free time pretty much every day. Do you have any shows on north American River systems ?

  47. Jimbo Richmond on August 6, 2022 at 5:54 am

    HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS would be great for a day..or a week.

  48. Andy on August 6, 2022 at 5:54 am

    Thanks for the content. Do you have any recommendations for road trips and national parks with young children. My wife and are want to get out and see parts of the country we have never been too but also want it to be an enjoyable experience with 4 younger children. Obviously that prevents us from long difficult hikes but you seem to be full of ideas so I figured I’d see what you recommend. Thank you

  49. Mickster on August 6, 2022 at 5:55 am

    awesome list. but you can’t do Yellowstone in one day. maybe two days, north loop one day and the south loop the other day. even then you’ll only hit the highlights which are of course amazing.

  50. mobob on August 6, 2022 at 5:56 am

    hot springs in arkansas is good for one day as well

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