The fantastic views that can be seen from the parks in the United States are breathtaking. Those lucky enough to visit these places, they will keep the amazing memories in their heart for all their life.
Here is a list of the top 3 national parks in U.S.A. that you must see on your trip to America.
1. Yosemite National Park
Yosemite is a natural paradise. It’s located in the center of California and covers an area of about 3000 square kilometers.
The park extends to the west until the mountains of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
At the entrance of the park you are greeted by a Ranger who welcomes you, dressed in the traditional uniform that you might have seen in the cartoons.
He gives you a map of the area and he makes you pay a “fee ” of 20 dollars for the entry .
After about 15 minutes of driving, you can arrive in a stunning valley, surrounded by granite mountains with amazing falls at whose feet you may see a deer grazing quietly heedless of your presence.
There are many walks that you can make, some of which are cited in the official site.
There are of course many tourists who frequent the park : more than 3 million a year and the majority of them just explore an area of 16km square near the main village.
The advice here is to seek alternative paths even if less ” famous “. It will be much more interesting and exciting!
2. Grand Canyon National Park
This Park certainly does not need any presentation. It’s located in Arizona and is one of the seven wonders of the world .
It’s formed by erosion from the Colorado River that has removed layer by layer the rock forming a channel which reaches in some places a depth of 1800 meters.
The main entrance is called “south entrance ” and it’s accessible from Arizona State, Route 64. The district office is located at the Grand Canyon Village.
When you arrive in the vicinity of this deep gorge, with a breeze that caresses your arms, you may feel a sense of mystery, while your eyes are scanning the Canyon trying in vain to find the bottom of the valley.
A unique experience that it’s recommended if you visit United States, at least once in your lifetime.
Plan your visit at the official site here.
3. Sequoia National Park
This park is located in California and it’s an amazing place as the others described above.
It covers an area of about 1500 km square and it’s particularity known, because you can find here the biggest trees in the world.
These giant oaks stand out impressively majestic in an area that still retains the characteristics it had before the arrival of the European man in America.
You will feel many emotions during your visit. You must try it!
At the entrance of the park the traditional ranger will welcome you, explaining all the activities of this amazing place, like for example hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing or simple auto touring.
You can plan your visit and you may want to visit the official site here.
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