For all of you that love the great outdoors we are fortunate enough to have an incredible amount of National Parks you can explore on your next vacation. Whether you’re into cycling, hiking, camping, rock climbing or white water rafting there is definitely a place for you to enjoy. Not only that, there are all kinds of wildlife and plants that you can see on your journey. Here are the most visited national parks in America.
Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon, named as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is one of the most amazing sights that you will ever see. The mighty Colorado River took thousands of years to cut through and carve the Canyon leaving some breathtaking views. It was declared a National Monument in 1908 and then later in 1919 it was changed to a National Park. Outdoor lovers flock here year after year for the hiking and whitewater rafting. Head on over to the Tuweep Overlook and feast your eyes on the Colorado River more than 3000 ft below.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite is found in the Sierra Nevada Mountains it has some incredible granite cliffs that lure rock climbers from all over the world. It also has stunning waterfalls and sequina groves that bring in hikers, bikers and families that want to enjoy the outdoors. While you’re here don’t forget to see the 5000 ft granite Half Dome, even if you’re not a climber it’s a sight to behold. Yosemite covers an area almost the size of the state of Rhode Island and it has been a National Park since 1890. Be sure to head to the park in early spring after the snow melts and the waterfalls are just beautiful. Here is a closer look at the sights to see at Yosemite.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone is absolutely huge and it definitely a must see! The famous geyser Old Faithful, hot springs and mud pots along with the huge wilderness that is just waiting for you to go exploring, along the route you can run into bison, wolves, elk and grizzly bears. Yellowstone was the first to be declared a National Park by President Grant. The best time to head over is late spring and summer, many of the roads are impassable and closed throughout the fall and winter.
Rocky Mountain National Park
The Rockies in Colorado have more than 60 mountain peaks that reach over 12,000 feet and among them you will find glaciers and waterfalls. Throughout the park there are lakes, meadows and streams and an impressive collection of wildlife you won’t find anywhere else. There is plenty to explore throughout Rocky Mountain National Park including the continental divide and the headwaters of the Colorado River.