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5 Best Natural Wonders of America

Posted by on March 16, 2013

If you’re heading Stateside, you could be forgiven for thinking all there is to America are tall buildings, famous statues and celebrities. What you don’t know is that some of the world’s best natural wonders are all in the United States and make for some wonderful sights. Why not see if you can view the top five?

The Grand Canyon1)      The Grand Canyon

The most well-known wonder in the country, The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long and has the Colorado River flowing through it. The geologic layers rise over a mile high above the river, making it one of the most beautiful natural landmarks.

Aside from the casual sight-seeing tours, other activities are available, including rafting, hiking and even touring the canyon in a helicopter. If you’re somewhat of an adrenaline junkie, try the water rafting trip along the rocky waters.

2)      Yosemite National Park

Covering over 1,200 miles and elevating 13,000 feet above sea level, the view of Yosemite National Park is one to behold. You may have come to see the Sierra Nevada Mountains but you will stay for the fifth-largest waterfall in the world.

The impressive destination has become popular for hiking, camping and even exploring as its overabundance of cliffs and meadows make it an adventurous attraction.

3)      Death Valley

If you’re not much for the sight-seeing but more for the experience, Death Valley provides the perfect setting to live in the wild. It is the lowest point of North America and is also the driest and hottest place too.

The national park embraces over 5,000 square miles of land and includes bordering valleys, Panamint Valley and Saline Valley. Remarkably, if you want to see all three of these landmarks in one go, you can in an exploratory twelve hour drive. Just rent a car with Alamo USA and get set for the trip of a lifetime.

4)      Haleakala National Park

Now for something a bit less daring and more of an attraction where you can cherish the view. Considered to be the best romantic spot or even a trip for the family, the Haleakala National Park is up to 115 miles out to sea.

There is a visual horizon spot that allows you to see the clouds and a perfect view of the sunrise. You’re required to travel to the top from 3am in order to catch the magnificent sight.

5)      Arches

Arches National Park is home to over 2,000 sandstone arches in 119 square miles of astounding scenery.  The most renowned arch is called Delicate Arch and despite its name, it has been the main tourist attraction for many a year.

You can choose to follow the trails in the park on a hiking expedition but be warned that it can be a tiring journey that requires you to stay hydrated, especially during the summer. You can catch a good view of the sunset too.

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