On the United States National Park Walk
• US national parks Walk
The United States of America is a huge number of national parks and reserves, and in the year the system of US national parks visited by 300 million people. The first national park here was the Yellowstone in 1872.
All reserves of America are very picturesque and unique, and today the city tour, we will visit some of them.
Redwood National Park, California. Park covered ancient forests sequoia:
Grand Teton National Park, located in the western United States in the north-western part of Wyoming. His name is obliged to park Teton mountain range (the highest peak - the peak of Grand Teton, altitude 4198 meters) - the youngest mountain formation of the North American continent, whose age has 13 million years:
Zion National Park in Utah, near Springdel. The main attraction is Zion Canyon, 24 km long and a depth of 800 meters:
The National Park Petrified Forest ( "Petrified Forest") is located in the east of Arizona and covers about 380 km2. On its territory you can see many fossils, mostly of trees, which are more than two hundred million years. Here lizard sits on a fossilized tree trunk, which is 225 million years:
North Cascades National Park, Washington. The park is located in the mountain system of Cascade Range, which received its name from the large number of waterfalls found here. Thanks to the preservation of the unique nature park inhabited by a large number of wild animals:
Park Grand Canyon, Arizona. This is one of the oldest national parks in the United States. In the park is the Grand Canyon - Grand Canyon of the Colorado River, one of the recognized natural wonders of the world. This is one of the deepest canyons in the world (1600 meters). Magnificent waterfall:
Badlands National Park, South Dakota. Park landscape includes steep hills, sharp cliffs and peaks and the largest in the US area of protected prairie (steppe areas with tall vegetation)
Canyonlands National Park, Utah. There are a lot of gorges, mountains and river valleys that are part of the desert landscape:
Yosemite National Park, California. Famous for its landscapes and nature: spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, rivers with clear water. In 1984, the park received the status of "World Heritage" by UNESCO. Each year the park is visited by about 3 million people. This picture was taken in the moonlight with a 17-minute delay:
Martian landscape from Yellowstone National Park:
Canyonlands National Park, Utah:
National Park, Capitol Reef National Park (Capitol Reef), Utah, which is still in the 20s of the last century by local enthusiasts got the nickname "Wayne Wonderland" stands for the development of parkland. Colorful canyons, ridges, rock arches and monoliths - all it really impresses:
National Park Great Sand Dunes - the youngest reserve, officially declared a national park only in September 2004. The park boasts the highest sand dunes in North America, which sometimes reaches a height of 210 meters. These huge masses of sand constantly moving and take strange shapes:
National Park, Kenai Fjords, Alaska. It got its name because of the long, carved by glaciers valleys, which are now filled with ocean water. This glacier Aialik:
Saguaro National Park, Arizona. The park's name comes from the name of a giant saguaro cactus (in Russian Carnegie). These cacti live 75 years, grow to 14 meters in height and up to 3 meters in girth. In total, the park boasts more than 50 species of cacti. On the Sunset:
Winter in National Park, Joshua Tree.
National Park Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. The main attraction - Crater Lake Crater, which is famous for its deep blue color and clarity of water. It is the deepest lake in the United States, the second deepest in North America and the seventh in depth in the world (Lake Baikal - the deepest)
National Park, Bryce Canyon, Utah. The main attraction of the park is Bryce Canyon. Despite the name, this is not a canyon, but rather a giant natural amphitheater created by erosion. Red, orange and white colors of the rocks are a spectacular sight, especially at sunrise or sunset:
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington. In the park there is a stratovolcano Mount Rainier height of 4392 m:
Canyonlands National Park, Utah. On some rocks found drawings that were created more than 3 000 years ago, a group of nomadic hunters:
Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. The park is protected from 1980 as an amazing Arctic territory. The park was named in honor of Katmai volcano, located in the middle of it. And Katmai park - a real bear's territory:
Death Valley National Park in California is the most arid national park in the United States. In the park is Badwater salt flats (Eng. Badwater), which is the deepest valley in the land of North America. Its depth of 86 m below sea level.
Love on the Big Island (Big Island) - the largest island of the Hawaiian archipelago with active volcanoes:
Arches National Park, Utah. The park is more than 2000 natural arches, formed from sandstone, including having the world famous "arch gracefully." In this arch there is another humorous name - "Cowboy Boots":
Grand Teton National Park: