Most Amazing Natural Wonders in the Unites States
For whomever had the chance to witness at least a small part of North America’s vast wilderness, the affirmation that USA
is a country of extremes would be nothing but an obvious truth. While we usually associate the United States with big cities, road trips or SUVs, we tend to forget that this country is also hosting some of the most remarkable natural monuments
. And I don’t necessary mean the biggest canyon in the world (which is, of course, the Grand Canyon) or the oldest tree. The numerous national parks and wonders in the US can never cease to amaze us. So here are, in my opinion (who else’s:)), the 5 most amazing natural wonders in the United States
World’s Biggest Tree
In all it’s glory and glam, California might seem to be the last place where to seek for gigantic, millennial trees. However, the Sequoia National Park in Sierra Nevada Mountains is home to five of the most largest trees in the world. The enormous General Sherman tree is not only the most voluminous tree alive, but also one of the oldest living things on the planet: its age is estimated at 2500 years.
World’s Biggest Rock (Probably)
And believe it or not, the same Sierra Nevada Mountains are also home to one of the largest monoliths in the world, the El Capitan. Guarding the picturesque Yosemite Valley, El Capitan is every rock climber’s dream: over 900 m of pure adrenaline and breathtaking views.
World’s Most Famous Geyser
No enumeration of America’s most amazing natural wonders is ever allowed to leave out Yellowstone National Park. USA’s oldest and most beloved national park has many remarkable features, but none of them as famous or as photographed as the Old Faithful. Standing out as one of the biggest predictable geysers in the world, the Old Faithful sprays a column of boiling water and vapor at every 90 minutes.
Word’s Largest Cave
In the undergrounds of Kentucky lies the longest known cave system in the world. It’s easy to understand why it was named ‘Mammoth Cave’, yet quite difficult to comprehend its full length: 390 miles of passageways, subterranean halls and underground rivers. If you want to explore this subterranean wonder like a true adventurer, get ready to crawl and get dirty.
Word’s Most Extreme Valley
Theoretically underground but not quite so is the hot, dry and dramatic Death Valley in Nevada. The valley runs as deep as 282 feet under the sea level and holds numerous records. Not only for temperature, but also for lowest rainfall in the whole continent. Truth be said, despite its unwelcoming setting, death valley is a sight like no other.