10 national park record-setters: Highest, hottest, longest, deepest
Updated 10:12 AM ET, Mon April 17, 2017
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- National parks protect many record-setting spots around the country
- The hottest spot in the country is also the lowest and driest spot
- The tallest peak is also home to many record-breaking glaciers
In honor of National Park Week, April 15 to 23, CNN is bringing back stories featuring some of the United States' most glorious national parks.
(CNN)Yellowstone, Yosemite and the entire country of Switzerland would fit inside the United States' largest national park, a 13.2 million-acre expanse in Alaska.