Ready to have your breath taken away by the natural beauty of the United States? Visit one of these 10 locations and experience the wild wonder of this country.
Long heralded as one of the most breathtaking sites to see, this waterfall lives up to the hype. Visitors can view it from the US or Canadian side of the falls by crossing the international border. Take the boat tour to get a close up view, it’s worth the money!
Sequoia National Park
Located in the southern Sierra Nevada region of California, this national park has been protected since 1890. See the General Sherman tree – one of the largest trees on earth. Most of this park is road less making it a dream for backpackers and hikers.
Volcanoes National Park
The results of at least 70 million years of volcanism are on display at Volcanoes National Park on the main island of Hawaii. It’s possible to hike, bike, and drive in different portions of the park and visitors should check with local park authorities and online for updates on lava flow. Different sections can be closed abruptly when there is an eruption.
Monument Valley Utah
This famous grouping of butte outcroppings has been a must-see location for years. The unique location has been made famous through its wide use in American film.
On the border of Nevada and California sits Lake Tahoe, the 27th largest lake in the world. Along with being a winter destination for skiers, it’s also popular for summer activities. Attempts were made in early parts of the 20th century to have the area designated as a national park to preserve the natural beauty but the attempts were rejected.
What’s the number one tourist attraction in Alaska? Glaciers. There are approximately sixty accessible glaciers in south central Alaska. You can hike some of the ice fields and get up close and personal with a glacier. Others can be viewed via boat tours.
Blue Ridge Mountains
Eight states are included in the range known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. This stretch of mountain range has been named as such because of the hue they take on when viewed from a distance. They are particularly breathtaking in fall when the leaf color changes.
Hoodoos. That’s what makes Bryce Canyon in Nevada so special. These odd pillars of standing rock appear to be a forest of stones. In the summer months, a free shuttle takes visitors to the most popular points in the park. You can visit for an hour, a day, or spend a week camping out among the stars.
Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park
You’ll only be able to reach this lake by hiking into Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s a popular destination for visitors so you’ll want to arrive early in the day. It’s a relatively easy hike and the landscape will make it worth your while.
Have you visited any of America’s most natural breathtaking views?