OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

In Washington state and on an isolated peninsula, separated from the mainland by a mountainous chain, this national park has developed thanks to its location numerous unique animal and plant species, divided as it is in three regions: the Pacific coast, the Olympic mounts And the humid temperate forest, where the mosses that cover the bark of the Here there are beaches open to the Pacific Ocean, peaks crowned by glaciers, rain forests … a natural sanctuary that is Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site of Unescotrees abound.

All information on how to visit the 59 National Parks of the United States can be found at: nps.gov.

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Exiting the Wawona Tunnel and meeting Yosemite Valley in the United States produces a kind of Stendhal syndrome. This hidden valley in the heart of the Californian Sierra Nevada that seems designed for a large Hollywood production is, next to Yellowstone, emblem of the United States natural treasures. Its landscape perfectly combines the grandeur of polished granite and the waterfalls of hundreds of meters with the tranquil exuberance, on a human scale, of the forests and prairies that cover the plain bottom of the valley through which the Merced River winds. The majestic El Capitan and Half Dome rock formations, over 1,300 miles of trails, Glacier Point lookout, Mariposa Grove giant redwoods, or incredible sights like Lower Yosemite Falls or Bridalveil Fall are some of the options that They lend themselves to the adventure.

SECUOYAS NATIONAL PARK

The largest sequoia forest is hidden in this national park located in the southern Sierra Nevada and eastern California. Gigantic trees among which stands a specimen with its own name: General Sherman, which, with its 84 meters high and 11 meters in diameter, is the largest in the world amid its colossal neighbors. In the protected space, crossed by a single road that crosses from north to south, is also Mount Whitney, the largest summit of the United States outside the territory of Alaska, with 4418 meters, and Kings River Canyon, one of The deepest canyons in North America. Also of interest is Crystal Cave, a marble cave.

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Apart from the more famous Grand Canyon or Yosemite, the interior of the west coast of the United States also hides other spectacular national parks, such as Bryce Canyon, in southern Utah. Thousands of years of erosion have created in this place spectacular rock structures known as hoodoos that can reach a height of up to 60 meters and visible from more than a dozen viewpoints. From Sunset Point, especially at sunrise, you get the best views of the Bryce Amphitheater, where the greatest number of these unique formations are concentrated, and from another corner, the Thron Hammer, the hammer of Thor, one of The most photographed pinnacles.

NATIONAL PARK OF THE GLACIERS

Pristine forests, alpine meadows, steep mountains and around 130 spectacular lakes is the presentation catalog of this World Heritage Park nestled in the northwest corner of the state of Montana, along the backbone of the Rocky Mountains. To enjoy it, you have to walk the Going-to-the-Sun road, learn about its more than a thousand species of plants – mainly pines and pines – and hundreds of animals – especially mountain goats, symbol of this protected space – in The hut of Apgar Village, take a ride on horseback, learn the culture of the Indians of the black feet in a comfortable carriage, become (for children and youth) rangers for a day …

NATIONAL PARK OF THE GREAT MOUNTAINS HUMEAN

The vegetated mountains take place one after another in this national park on the border between the states of North Carolina and Tennessee that is part of the Appalachian chain. The Cherokee Indians gave their name to these Smoky Mountains, by the gray vapor that covers their peaks, peaks that rise up to two thousand meters high. In addition to the beauty of its ancient mountains, this protected area possesses an important variety of fauna and flora, with more than 50 species of mammals – among them black bears, whitetail deer, foxes and lynxes – and cultural vestiges of the Appalachian Indians from the south.

HAWAII VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK

In this park, two of the most active volcanoes of the world, Mauna Loa (4,170 meters of altitude) and Kilauea, dominate the Pacific coast. The landscape, which changes according to volcanic eruptions and lava flows, can be observed surprising geological formations.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

The exploits of the Yogi Bear made this national park famous. But the truth is that there are so many natural attractions that he possesses that he would not have needed. Here grizzly bears live with black bears, coyotes with wolves and elk and bison with deer, among other species. But here too there are rivers, lakes, lush forests, canyons and hundreds of waterfalls that dot this natural space spread out between the states of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Although something really unique, this immensity of mountains and grasslands that once belonged to the Indians is the amount of geothermal phenomena that can be admired, since Yellowstone sits on a huge volcanic caldera from whose depths arise infinity of geysers and fountains Thermal.

GRAND CANYON

Among the essentials of a trip on the West Coast of the United States is this iconic landscape of the state of Arizona, which has as its main access, because of its proximity to Las Vegas. Although flying it by helicopter is perhaps the best option to admire its immensity, the viewpoints that appear to him are an excellent alternative to embrace from a privileged position one of the natural wonders of the world. The one that for more than two billion years has reached incredible dimensions -446 kilometers long and depths of 1,600 meters – is one of the most spectacular examples of erosion in the world and is declared a World Heritage Site.

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