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This list is compiled by consulting the National Park System's own visitation statistics, reviewing the experiences of other GORP readers, and adding in a bit of our own knowledge and biases.

A ll ten parks offer tops in everything from fishing to hiking, from wildlife viewing to places to simply take in the splendors of nature. And remember, most of the national parks are vast wildernesses in which anyone can find the perfect escape.

1. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

2. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

3. Olympic National Park, Washington.

4. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

5. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, North Carolina.

6. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

7. Acadia National Park, Maine.

8. Yosemite National Park, California.

9. Glacier National Park, Montana.

10. Mount Rainier National Park, Washington.

Source: Gorp.com.