Are you searching for natural wonders to explore on your next camping or travel trips? If you haven’t visited national parks yet, make sure you check out our list of top 7 national parks in the USA that are guaranteed to leave you in awe with their striking beauty.
Grand Teton National Park
The back country of Jackson Hole is one wild wonderland waiting to be discovered and explored. Originally a home to farmers, fur trappers, and ranchers, this park provides over 200 miles of trails weaving through stunning lakes, prairies, and the most notable attribute of the park, the snowcapped and jagged peaks of Grand Teton Mountains. The Cascade Canyon Trail that is 11 miles long shows off the most striking topography of the park.
Grand Canyon is amazingly magnificent that even the best quality of pictures will never be able to give justice to its natural beauty. Seeing it in person is always the way to go. This 18-mile wide and 277-mile long UNESCO World Heritage site provides unlimited hiking opportunities and an opportunity to raft Colorado River itself. The Havasu Falls’ tortoise water are an attraction you shouldn’t miss out.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
This park that spans for a massive 520,000 plus acre is straddling North Carolina-Tennessee state line, serving as home to one of the oldest mountain ranges of America and a chunk of the renowned Appalachian Trail. Smokies also feature traditional offerings of the wilderness, including hikes through the lush forest, to waterfalls strategically tucked away, and along bubbling creeks and brooks.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
A visit to this park gives you the chance of being up close and personal with Mauna Loa and the Kilauea, which are among the planet’s most active volcanoes. The former continually erupts, and visitors will be able to see it from several points around the park, such as along the ocean on Chain of Craters Road or in the popular Crater Rim Trail.
Sequoia National Park
See to it that you do several neck stretches prior to your visit in this park in California. Housing the wildest, grandest, and tallest sequoias, trees found here have an average height similar to a building of 26 storey high. The greatest attraction of the park is the General Sherman Tree, labeled as the world’s largest tree at 275 feet tall.
Although Yellowstone didn’t bag the incredible distinction as the first national park of the world, this park of 2.2 million acres can just as well stand on its very own for its diverse geography and one-of-a-kind natural attractions. Travelers here can easily get lost in its splendid mountains, lakes, valleys filled with buffaloes, and the unmatched hot springs and geysers.
The last, but definitely not the least of the top 7 national parks in the United States is none other than Yosemite. This is the most visited national park in California that stands out thanks to its bevy of the stunning waterfalls, including the Bridalveil Fall and Vernal Fall, and the exceptional formations of granite rock such as the El Capitan and Half Dome. No matter what your itinerary is, don’t forget checking out the amazing Tunnel View Outlook.
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