There are so many breathtaking, beautiful natural wonders out there. From mountains topped with glaciers to mountains of white sand, nature is out there waiting for us to visit. We’ve compiled a list of 6 natural wonders everyone should see in the world.
1. Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is stuffed full of nature and beauty. The large monoliths at El Capitan and the waterfalls at Yosemite Falls let you watch nature in its purest form. Yosemite has some of the most unique geological features you’ll ever see that are carved by glaciers. One of the most popular locations in Yosemite is the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. This is the home to a huge sequoia grove full of over 500 mature giant sequoias. One secret to visiting Yosemite and seeing its falls are going in late Spring, when they’re at their peak. You can also catch some exotic wildlife grazing along California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range.
2. Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls dumps more than 168,000 m3 (six million cubic feet) of water every minute. One of its falls, Horseshoe Falls, is the most powerful waterfall in all of North America. The Niagara George sits on the border between United States and Canada in New York and Ontario. The three waterfalls are a gorgeous site to be seen. The American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are located in the US. You can travel on a ferry or boat out to get up close and personal. You might even get to feel a bit of the cool mist as you get closer. You can also take a helicopter tour of the waterfalls, or even a biking tour.
3. Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon is a spectacle as it’s a mile deep, 18 miles wide and over 275 miles long. It’s a giant hole filled with amazing sights. You can look over the edge for a scary thrill. Some take hikes while others take helicopter rides into the canyon. The Colorado River goes right through it. One tip is to visit the North Rim as it doesn’t get as many visitors as the South Rim.
4. Redwood National & State Parks
Redwood National and State Park has some of the tallest trees you’ll ever see. Take a hike through the Northern California coast parks to see these redwood trees that can reach a height of 379 feet. This is taller than the Statue of Liberty! These trees are so old that they’ve lived for almost two thousand years. You can also view some pretty neat animals. You might see gray whales, black bears, sea anemones, and banana slugs, gray whales. There’s also beautiful prairie lands, rivers and the California coastline.
5. White Sands National Park New Mexico
The mountains of white sand can be found in the heart of the Tularosa Basin. The dunes of gypsum sand in New Mexico take up about 275 square miles of desert. The White Sands National Park preserves most of this dunefield. It’s the perfect place for hiking, taking the family to camp and just enjoying the sights. Many people love to sled down the powdery, white gypsum dunes. They act a bit like snow providing all sorts of entertainment without the cold.
6. Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is the oldest park in America. It has some of the neatest geology and wildlife. You can see the world’s largest collection of geysers and hydrothermal features. These include things like boiling mud pots, steaming fumaroles and dreamy hot springs. You get to lay your eyes on Old Faithful, arguably the most popular geyster in the world. The wildlife is amazing, you can see animals like bison, grizzly bears and wolves roaming along the land. The ground at times looks as if it is on fire. This is because approximately 50 percent of the world’s hydrothermal features make their home at at Yellowstone.
There’s so many breathtaking places to visit in the world. Get ready to have your life changed by these extraordinary sites. The beauty in nature is calling for you to take it all in, and share it with the world.