The National Parks of the Western USA

If you’re thinking of going on holiday this year, but you don’t want to stick to your traditional beach holiday, maybe it’s time to consider an adventure holiday.

If you’ve always wanted to go to the USA, coupling this with the concept of an adventure holiday at the many National Parks will make for a trip like no other. Wondering what to see? Read on to find out more.

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Lets’ start with this stunning park, which is the ultimate when it comes to adventure holidays for those looking for a little thrill. After all, with more than four million visitors each year, they can’t be wrong, can they? With so much to see and do, this is a great place to visit throughout the year thanks to its amazing geological features that can’t be found anywhere else, while a scenic drive will open you up to the many lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges.

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Grand Canyon

Possibly the most famous canyon in the whole world, the Grand Canyon sees more than six million adventure-seeking travellers each year. The Grand Canyon is easily reached from Las Vegas and a great road tripping location!

From epic zip lines to extreme rapids and the skywalk observation deck, this is an experience you simply won’t believe until you’ve visited. Oh, and for something even more extreme, try a helicopter ride over the canyon and prepare to be astounded by its beauty. There are also some great hiking routes in Grand Canyon!

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Death Valley

282 feet below sea level, this park has the lowest point in the entire western hemisphere. This only adds to the magnificence of this national park, as you walk and explore the eerie sailing stones that move by themselves across the desert floor, before taking in the beauty of the wildflowers that can be found here. Meanwhile, stunning and colourful rock formations can be seen from Zabriskie Point.

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If you want to see nature at its most insane, take a trip to this stunning national park. Here you’ll discover the biggest tree in the whole world, General Sherman, who stands at 275 feet tall and 60 feet wide. Then, take the time to explore the Crystal Cave system, which is filled with epic stalactites and stalagmites. The best thing about this park is it adds true adventure as the majority can only be explored via foot or horseback.


This list wouldn’t be complete without the number one park in the USA. A great place to start if you don’t quite know about the rest, this is filled with culture alongside its stunning landscapes. Take the time to bask in the wonders of nature as you take in the tallest waterfall in North America, Glacier Point and Half Dome but to name a few stunning sights. Oh, and make sure you take a swim in the Merced River before spending the night to see the star-filled sky as you’ve never seen it before.

If it’s an adventure you’re looking for from your next holiday, USA’s national parks have it in abundance.

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