Glacier National Park

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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

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Glacier National Park, pictured here and above, features flowers of nearly every color in the rainbow.

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Mountain Goat at Glacier National Park

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Even mountain goat kids can't help but frolic in these meadows!

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Grand Teton

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Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming is covered with fields of yellow flowers.

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Arches National Park

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Flowers even find their way into the arid climate of Arches National Park in Utah.

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Mt. Rainier National Park

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Mount Rainier National Park in Washington is a beautiful example of "April showers bring May flowers."

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Blue Ridge Parkway

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Old Rag Mountain in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park is surrounded by colorful flowers.

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Yellowstone National Park

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Vast meadows seem endless in the nation's first national park, Yellowstone.

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Black bear in Yellowstone

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Even the black bears take a moment to stop and smell the flowers.

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Elk in Yellowstone

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A meadow's morning mists surround an elk in Yellowstone National Park.

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Blue Ridge Parkway

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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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Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park is the epitome of California's impressive natural scenery, especially in the spring and summer months.

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Death Valley

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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.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Springtime in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park amid the Blue Ridge Mountains adds to the already stunning views.

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Spring Grand Canyon

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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.

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Anna Norris is an associate editor at Mother Nature Network. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.
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