Colorado + Utah Parks Among Top 10 Most Dangerous National Parks
A national park in Utah and a national park in Colorado are among the top 10 most dangerous national parks. Park all across the nation from the Grand Canyon to Joshua Tree was ranked and Outforia has created a list of the 50 most dangerous national parks.
The data is based on how many people have passed away at the park in the last 10 years and how, according to The Denver Channel. Here are the national parks in Colorado and Utah that are among the top 10 most dangerous national parks.
Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is the eighth most dangerous park in the nation.49 people have passed away in the last ten years. According to The Denver Channel, 18 of those deaths were from falls. Rocky Mountain National Park has over 4.5 million visitors every year.
Zion National Park in Utah is the tenth most dangerous park in the nation, according to Outforia. According to the National Park Service, Zion National Park had 4.4 million visitors in 2019. There have been 43 deaths at Zion and 22 of those deaths were due to falls.
The Grand Canyon was ranked as the most dangerous national park in the nation and Yosemite National Park was ranked as second. Some other national parks in Colorado and Utah that are on the list of the 50 most dangerous national parks include:
- #24 - Canyonlands National Park - Utah
- #31 - Arches National Park - Utah
- #38 - Mesa Verde National Park - colorado
- #42 - Bryce Canyon National Park - Utah
- #44 - Great Sand Dunes National Park - Colorado
- #44 - Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park - Colorado