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America's national parks are beautiful in every season, but the start of spring and the months that follow bring some of the most breathtaking painted landscapes that the U.S. has to offer. In honor of National Park Week as well as Earth Day, we've rounded up some of the most colorful views offered by the many wonderful attractions of the National Parks Service.
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Glacier National Park, pictured here and above, features flowers of nearly every color in the rainbow.
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Even mountain goat kids can't help but frolic in these meadows!
Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming is covered with fields of yellow flowers.
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Flowers even find their way into the arid climate of Arches National Park in Utah.
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Mount Rainier National Park in Washington is a beautiful example of "April showers bring May flowers."
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Old Rag Mountain in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park is surrounded by colorful flowers.
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Vast meadows seem endless in the nation's first national park, Yellowstone.
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Even the black bears take a moment to stop and smell the flowers.
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A meadow's morning mists surround an elk in Yellowstone National Park.
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It's no wonder that Blue Ridge Parkway is the most popular attraction in the National Parks System. With sweeping springtime views like this, who wouldn't want to visit?
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Even in the extreme regions like Death Valley, spring has a firm grasp. In fact, given the right conditions, springtime in Death Valley National Park can boast some of the most spectacular wildflower displays in the entire country.
Springtime in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park amid the Blue Ridge Mountains adds to the already stunning views.
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From the mountains of Alaska to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, the beauty during this short-lived season guarantees lasting memories.