This National Park In Arizona Is The Nation's Most Dangerous

By Ginny Reese

March 2, 2021

Grand Canyon - North Rim

America's national parks are stunning and attract thousands of visitors every year.

But with such large numbers of visitors comes the opportunity for some dangerous situations.

So just how dangerous are the national parks in Arizona?

Outforia released a study ranking the most dangerous national parks in the United States. The study was based on data for the past decade from the National Park Service.

One national park in Arizona made it into the top spot.

Grand Canyon National Park took the number one spot with 134 deaths. There are drops of 100 feet to the base of the canyon, where many have fell. Falls, however, aren't actually the number one cause of death at the Grand Canyon. 27 individuals fell to their death, but 42 have died from medical or natural causes in the park, many due to the extreme heat.

Arizona's Saguaro came in at number 22 and Petrified Forest was number of 54.

According to the study, here are the top ten most dangerous national parks in the US:

  1. Grand Canyon
  2. Yosemite
  3. Great Smoky Mountain
  4. Sequoia & Kings Canyon
  5. Yellowstone
  6. Denali
  7. Mount Rainer
  8. Rocky Mountain
  9. Grand Teton
  10. Zion

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