Grand Canyon: 'Most Dangerous' Park Misconception

by Missourism

KÜHL's U.S. National Park Safety Index highlights Grand Canyon and Wrangell-St. Elias as the "most dangerous" parks in America,

although the overall risk of fatal incidents in national parks is relatively low.

Falls, medical issues, drowning, and motor vehicle crashes are leading causes of fatalities in national parks,

underscoring the importance of safety awareness during visits.

Some parks, like Gateway Arch in St. Louis, are considered safer options,

providing visitors with a more secure environment for exploration.

Thorough planning and preparation are crucial for a safe national park experience, including assessing personal skills,

understanding potential risks, and utilizing resources from the National Park Service.

By staying informed, vigilant, and adaptable,

visitors can minimize risks and maximize enjoyment while exploring the wonders of national parks.

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