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Our Top 10 Natural Wonders in North America

Posted on 26-Nov-2013

North America has a vast array of natural wonders from breath-taking mountain ranges, to lakes, deserts, canyons and beautiful beaches.

With much deliberation here is my top 10 natural wonders of America!

10 - Yellowstone National Park 

In at 10 it's beautiful Yellowstone, home to Grand Prismatic Spring, Old Faithful and the world’s largest collection of geysers.

Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park

 

 9 - Yosemite National Park 

For its deep valleys and Giant Sequoias, Yosemite places at number 8. 

 

Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park

 

8 - Rocky Mountains 

The Rockies come in 7th for its emerald-coloured Moraine Lake, which is beautiful from any angle.

 

The beautiful Rocky Mountains The beautiful Rocky Mountains

 

7 - Niagara Falls 

Niagara earns sixth place for the moment you get up-close and feel the spray.

 

Niagra Falls Niagra Falls

 

6 - Mississippi River

Unbeatable for the diversity of cultures that line its banks, this river meanders through the heart of the South. 

 

Cruise on the Mississippi River Cruise on the Mississippi River

 

5 - Death Valley 

Badwater Basin is unforgettable: over 200 square miles of flat and sparse landscapes. It alters your sense of perspective.

 

Death Valley Death Valley

 

4 - Appalachian Mountains 

For the endless hiking opportunities and lush green scenery.

 

Trekking through the Appalachian Mountains Trekking through the Appalachian Mountains

 

3 - Mount St Helens

For its ability to regenerate following its destruction from the massive volcano eruption in 1980.

 

Mount St Helens Mount St Helens

 

2 - Bryce Canyon 

For its out-of-this-world ‘hoodoo’ landscape and amazing rock formations.

 

Walking through Bryce Canyon Walking through Bryce Canyon

 

1 - Grand Canyon 

We couldn't neglect to mention the Grand Canyon, especially on its birthday - this year is the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon being awarded protected national park status.

 

The Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon

 

If any of these have whet your appetite then why not take a look at the selection of tours that Grand American Adventures offer and go and see these natural wonders for yourself.

 

Topics: Canada, National Parks, Discovery, USA