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The 7 Most Dangerous National Parks in the US

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Joshua Tree National Park

Drawing over two million visitors yearly, Joshua Tree National Park's stunning rock formations and Joshua trees present unique desert experiences but also pose dangers like extreme heat.

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Denali National Park

Denali National Park in Alaska, considered one of the most deadly, features extreme cold, snow, and avalanche risks, with a history of fatalities, especially among climbers.

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park 

Home to majestic sequoia trees, these parks in California pose threats like falls from sequoias, challenges in rugged backcountry, and dangers of getting lost or encountering wildlife.

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Zion National Park

Admired for its red sandstone cliffs, Zion National Park in Utah has a tragic history, including flash floods and fatalities on challenging trails, emphasizing the park's hidden dangers.

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Grand Teton National Park

Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park, known for its stunning peaks, presents risks with challenging terrain, sudden weather changes, avalanches, wildlife encounters, and steep ascents.

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Death Valley National Park

Boasting extreme temperatures and holding the record for the hottest place on Earth, Death Valley National Park in California poses hazards like heatstroke, dehydration, and unpredictable terrain.

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North Cascades National Park

Washington State's North Cascades National Park, a remote gem, challenges adventurers with unpredictable weather, glacier risks, and steep landscapes, demanding specialized skills for safe exploration.