Zion National Park, Utah
Consider visiting Zion National Park sometime in March, April or May for the same amazing views with much fewer people. Spring in Zion offers waterfalls, cottonwood blooms and wildflower-covered canyon walls. You might be at risk for wet weather, but getting a glimpse of Zion's spring thaw is worth it!
Read: 5 Reasons Zion National Park Will Blow Your Mind
Joshua Tree National Park, California
Joshua Tree National Park in the spring is a dream come true for bird watchers and wildflower admirers. If you visit this national park in March or April you will be treated to a desert filled with wildflower and cactus blooms. Spring is the most-popular season for Joshua Tree National Park visitors due to the stunning blooms and mild temperatures.
Death Valley National Park, California
Another desert park offering mild spring weather, Death Valley National Park is a must-visit park in the spring. Wildflowers run rampant March through mid July, with the earliest blooms starting at low elevations and making their way up.
Read: 5 Must-See Spots in Death Valley
Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee & North Carolina
Great Smoky National Park is known for its springtime wildflowers, so much so that the park hosts a Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage every April. Spring visitors can also enjoy prime hiking and fly fishing in the park, along with low crowds and lodging prices.
Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
Cooler sand and fewer mosquitoes in area campsites make Great Sand Dunes National Park ideal for spring visits. In late May, park visitors can enjoy Medano Creek, a seasonal creek formed by snow runoff from the surrounding Sangre de Cristo Mountains. This wide, shallow creek offers the perfect spot to cool down after hiking up and down the park's giant sand dunes.
Read: What to Do in Great Sand Dunes National Park
Which national parks do you prefer to visit in the spring?