America’s National Park are magical places of awe and wonder.
Some of the most beautiful natural ecosystems in the world have been preserved from industrial development and made easily accessible for anyone to visit.
In my early twenties, I did a 2-month road trip exploring the National Parks of America’s West and the experiences I had camping and trekking are forever etched in my memory.
I have found that spending extended periods of time off-the-grid in natural places of incredible wonder is one of the best ways to learn more about myself and my connection with nature.
In these national park documentaries, you can learn about the history, wildlife and geography of America’s national parks.
I hope that these documentary films will inspire you to travel and explore some of these spectacular national parks for yourself one day.
1. Elements: Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks
Explore the national parks in the mountains of Utah, Wyoming and Montana.
2. Evergreen: Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks
Explore the national parks of the Pacific Northwest corridor that are readily accessible from Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon.
3. The National Parks of North America
An IMAX films that takes you on a fascinating aerial tour of America’s most popular national parks.
4. Grand Canyon National Park
Explore the mighty Grand Canyon in Arizona, a natural time machine that reveals over a billion years of geological history. It is one of the natural wonders of the world.
5. Yellowstone National Park
Explore the geysers, mountain wilderness and wildlife of America’s first National Park.
6. Death Valley National Park
The deserts of Death Valley in California is one of the driest places on Earth and one of the most hostile ecosystems in America.
7. Zion National Park
Learn about its geological beginnings and the sanctuary that Zion National Park has provided through the ages.
8. Glacier National Park
Few places in the world can rival the beauty of Montana’s Glacier National Park and its soaring mountaintops and ancient glaciers.
9. Yosemite National Park
You may recognize Yosemite if you have a Mac. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California, Yosemite is definitely one of America’s most beautiful national parks.
10. The National Parks: America’s Best Idea
An excellent PBS documentary by Ken Burns. You can’t watch the full documentary but this half-hour preview is definitely worth watching.
Watch these national park documentaries and I’m sure you’ll start making plans to visit these natural wonders in the near future.