The Natural Wonders of America


From huge expanses of evergreen forests and waterfall valleys to deep canyons and striking rock formations, there are a number of locations where until experiencing yourself first-hand, it is not possible to comprehend their beauty.

Here is a small selection of some of the best natural wonders in America, to give you a taste of what remarkable scenery can be experienced when travelling around these distinct yet varied lands.

Grand Canyon

This iconic landscape is one of the world’s seven natural wonders, and unsurprisingly attracts 5 million people each year. The bottom layer of rock in the canyon is thought to be almost 2 billion years old, and has been carved by the Colorado River, stretching for 277 miles. With breathtaking gorges of one mile deep and up to 18 miles wide, the sights that can be witnessed are incredible, and visibility can average from 90 to 110 miles on clear days.

90% of visitors to the scaled for the first time without tools. The park is also home to the highest waterfall in America, and the sixth highest in the world, which is aptly named Yosemite Falls. It is said to be most beautiful in late spring when the water flow is at its peak, and is one of the major attractions in the park. 

Many visitors are also attracted to the park due to its fascinating wildlife, with commonly sighted black bears and even the endangered golden eagle living in Yosemite. 

Adirondack Mountains

Located a four-hour drive north of Manhattan in New York, the Adirondack Region covers a staggering six million acres, which is an area bigger in size than Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier, the Grand Canyon and the Great Smokies National Parks combined. As one of America’s most scenic destinations, the Adirondacks boast expansive lakes and lush river valleys, which are perfect for those seeking both rest and adventure.

“Visitors from the UK can enjoy the natural wonders of the East Coast's largest wilderness area in the Adirondack Region of New York State. Teaming with abundant wildlife, incredible scenic vistas, fresh water lakes, raging rivers, and clean, pine-scented air, the Adirondacks provide a year-round haven for all outdoor enthusiasts.”