Top 15 Most Beautiful National Parks in the United States
Are you tempted by a road trip to the United States? It would be unthinkable to miss these magnificent national parks! A top 15 for the lovers of deserts, mountains, crystal clear waters and canyons!
- Mono Lake, California
Lake Mono is a Salt Lake located in the middle of a vast and ancient caldera. With its ph of 10, only one animal species is able to live there, the artemia, a species of shrimp. This species allows Mono Lake to become a major migration and breeding site for several bird species.
- Monument Valley, Arizona and Utah
This region is famous for its geological structures, mounds and rocks. Part of a Navajo Reserve, this site can be visited on horseback with an Amerindian guide.
- Arches, Utah
Composed of more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches shaped by millions of years of erosion, this park offers an exceptional panorama. The desert climate and erosion also form stone columns and towers.
- Badlands, South Dakota
Badlands Park is made up of mounds, pinnacles, spikes and Meadows formed by erosion. This arid region is also rich in fossils, making this site a dream place for paleontologists.
- Everglades, Florida
With its wild areas, mangrove forests and famous crocodiles, the Everglades form a unique landscape. Travelling through its labyrinth of 200 km long and 80 km wide by hovercraft is a wonderful experience!
- Sequoia, California
It is in this park that one can come to admire the largest tree in the world, the General Sherman, whose trunk volume is 1487 cubic meters! The Giant Forest inspires respect and fascinates by the incredible size of the trees and the multitude of caves that surround it.
- Denali, Alaska
Located around Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America, Denali park is characterized by glaciers and boreal forests where grizzly bears and caribou live peacefully together.
- Grand Canyon, Arizona
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, this Colorado River canyon has a length of 446 km, a maximum depth of 1.6 km and a maximum width of 24 km.
- Mesa Verde, Colorado
Covering an area of 211 square kilometres, the park is home to 4,000 anasazis archaeological sites, Native Americans from southwestern North America. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978,this site allows visitors to visit houses built in the cliff.
- Zion, Utah
Famous for its deep canyons, high plateaus and impressive rock formations, this National Park captivates many. Zion Park covers an area of 593 square kilometres and is home to rich flora and fauna.
- Crater Lake, Oregon
Located in the centre of Crater Lake, which is the deepest lake in the United States at a depth of 592 metres, this national park covers an area of 53 square kilometres. Formed 7,700 years after the eruption of Mount Mazama, this lake is known for its clarity and bluish color.
- Bryce Canyon, Utah
A bewildering visual Spectacle, Bryce Canyon offers rock reliefs and chimneys formed by erosion where colours and movements blend perfectly.
- Yellowstone, Wyoming
Characterized by geothermal areas such as geysers and Hot Springs, this National Park is distinguished by the vibrant colours of its waterfalls.
- Yosemite, California
The result of years of glaciation and successive warming, Yosemite Park presents breathtaking landscapes : forests of Redwood, waterfalls and cliffs. You can also visit the world’s largest granite blog, El Capitan.
- Grand Teton, Wyoming
This park takes its name from the ” Grand Teton “, a mountain that culminates at an altitude of 4,197 meters. Its lakes and mountains attract more than 2 million visitors per year.