National parks in America. If these aren’t on your bucket list already, they sure will be after reading this blog. America is home to some of the most beautiful national parks in the world. From a range of mountains, beaches, and deserts, it’s impossible to get bored while exploring these unique gems. There are 58 national parks in America for you to explore, but here are some of our favourites that we think you need to visit on your travels after camp.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should have heard of the famous American landmark, the Grand Canyon. This wonder is around 277 miles in length and stretches 18 miles across which is crazy. There are loads of different things to do at the national park from hikes, train rides, rafting, helicopter rides and so much more. It honestly is amazing and something you can’t miss out on when in America. Your Insta feed will look AWESOME after this trip too.
This national park is actually in three states of America covering Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho! As Yellowstone is actually an active supervolcano, (Whattttt!?) one of the main sites of the park is the Geyer Basins. One of the most famous springs on Yellowstone is the Grand Prismatic spring. It’s one of the largest and deepest springs in the world. It shines with all different colours of orange, yellow, green and blue which makes it even more special. Another area to check out is the Hayden Valley. Here’s where you will really get to experience American wildlife. Bison, grizzly bears, and wolves stroll around the park so make sure you keep an eye out for these when exploring the park. Where else can you come face to face with a real-life grizzly bear!?
Yosemite is one of our all-time favourite national parks in America. This beauty is in California and around two hours away from San Francisco. Filled with loads of different paths to hike and waterfalls, there’s so much for you to see and explore. If you’re ready for an adventure, you can kayak, rock climb, bike and horse ride all around the park. How exciting is that!? You won’t believe it’s real until you have seen it yourself. Photos just don’t do it justice.
This park is a little different to the rest of the national parks out there. Joshua Tree is based in California like Yosemite. Fun fact, many American Car TV Commercials have been filmed here which is pretty cool. There are all different types of trails and hikes to explore like Cholla Cactus Garden, Barker Dam Nature Trail, and Hidden Valley Nature Trail. Make sure to check the trail’s difficulty and length before setting off. Some can be around a mile long and can need you to climb up the mountains. There’s limited water on the hikes so do pack up on water and sunscreen! Again, you’ll get amazing photos for your Insta feed.
Hoodoo’s made out of the water, ice, and gravity fill the Bryce Canyon. It’s definitely a place to put on your bucket list. The Bryce Canyon is surrounded by red, orange, white rocks which are really unique to the other national parks in America. Even though it is a desert, there are over 400 plant species all over the park to see. This is the place to do some sightseeing, but if that’s not your cup of tea, you can bike, hike, horse ride and tour around the landmark. Top tip, go when the sun is setting to get the most stunning views. If you’re near Utah, you have to visit this place.
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