Top National Parks in the United States
The United States has a diversity of landscapes, climates, fauna, and flora. From green valleys to arid canyons, not to mention the incredible forests and mountain ranges, every corner of the country has its own personality and charm. To discover a summary of this natural beauty, nothing better than to visit one of the 59 national parks in the country. However, it is not possible to visit all, but then, you cannot miss these 10.
The beautiful Yosemite National Park is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. Famous for its forests, waterfalls and impressive cliffs, it is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you are patient and discreet you will certainly have the chance to see raccoons, pumas, opossums and even black bears.
In northwest Wyoming is the incredible Yellowstone Park. The oldest national park in the world, it is particularly famous for its geysers and hot springs. It is also home to many mammals such as bison, elk, grizzly bears and black bears. If you visit the beautiful state of Wyoming, it’s a must!
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Must visit! The Grand Canyon National Park covers an area of 4,927 km2 protected and recognized World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 1979. Its unique landscape is known worldwide and remains one of the most extraordinary experiences for lovers of nature. If you go there, do not forget to go through the “Grand Canyon Skywalk” which allows you to walk to 1300 meters above the void.
Located in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon Biosphere Reserve, Sequoia National Park is particularly famous for its incredible giant sequoias. The best known of them, General Sherman, is no less than 83 meters high.
The Everglades National Park includes a 200 km long, 80 km wide swampy land in the heart of Florida. It has a very unique eco-system. The Everglades National Park is home to many endangered animal species such as the Florida panther, the American crocodile, and the Caribbean manatee.
Grand Teton, Wyoming
The Grand Teton National Park is particularly famous for its summit, the Grand Teton, which rises to 4,197 meters. Located near Yellowstone, it is part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of North America’s last major intact ecosystems. Here you can observe many animal species in particular bison, grizzlies, and moose.
Denali National Park is home to Mount McKinley (its official name, Denali), the highest mountain in North America. Spread over 24,585 km2, this park is a haven of peace where grizzly bears, elk, and caribou are kings. Ideal for lovers of hiking and adventure.
It is located near Canyonlands Park, Arches National Park is named after the beautiful natural rock arches and rugged cliffs. Of the 2000 arches in the park, the Delicate Arch is certainly the best known and is also considered the symbol of Utah. Do not forget to pack your camera, Arches is worthy of a movie set.
Bryce Canyon, Utah
Located in the state of Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park is an absolutely exceptional place. Formed by peaks of red rock aged tens of millions of years, it has natural amphitheaters and fairy chimneys of incredible beauty.
Valley of Death, California
Straddling Nevada and California, Death Valley National Park is located in the Mojave Desert. It presents a particularly extreme relief with areas below average sea level and others rising to 4,400 meters above sea level and holds the record of absolute warmth officially measured on the surface of the globe. Simply amazing!