The largest national parks in the United States

28 May 2019 - Written by

Our big yellow buses have been in the United States several times, so we know them by heart! As a result, we have decided to share with you the richness of each of them.

 

Yosemite – California

Yosemite is a high mountain park in the Sierra Nevada whose natural and landscape diversity was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984. The Yosemite covers an area of 3,079 km2, renowned for its century-old giant redwoods.

Discover the Tunnel View, an emblematic viewpoint of the dizzying fall of the Yosemite Valley. The colours, the rocks, the greenery… all the charm is there to amaze you. It also houses the Yosemite Museum and a gallery dedicated to the photographer Ansel Adams, where his famous black and white photographs of the region’s landscapes are on display.

 

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is, as its name suggests, a canyon in the United States located in north-western Arizona. It is the most impressive and famous park in the United States. The multicoloured rock attracts geologists and more than 4 million visitors per year. UNESCO World Heritage Site, the dimensions are colossal, the cliffs oscillate between 1300 and 2000 meters deep and 450 kilometres long. Sit back and wait for the sunset which is just the greatest wonder in the world to watch!

 

Sequoia Park – California

Sequoia Park is known for its huge sequoias over an area of 1,635 kmĀ². The General Sherman that dominates the Giant Forest is humongous: 83 metres high, 11 metres in diameter and 1300 tonnes. The Crystal Cave underground marble cave includes streams and incredible rock formations. Moro Rock is a granite dome offering a panoramic view of the park, not to be missed. Nearby is the Wawona Tunnel Tree, an uprooted tree whose trunk has been cut down to allow cars to pass through, as shown in the photo!

 

Zion Park

Zion National Park is a nature reserve in southwestern Utah, famous for the steep red cliffs of the Zion Canyon. The road is just incredible: the coppery and orange rock with mixtures of natural pools with emerald coloured waters, waterfalls topped by dense vegetation. Along the river is also the Zion Narrows, a hiking trail through deep gorges.

 

Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park is a wilderness recreation area of approximately 9,000 square kilometres overlooking a volcanic geothermal site. Yellowstone is home to spectacular canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and geysers, including the most famous of them, Old Faithful. For those who don’t know what a geyser is? it’s a hot spring that gushes out. The park is also home to hundreds of animal species, including bears, wolves, bison, elk and antelope. It is a very rich park in terms of diversity of landscapes and animals, you will really not be disappointed.

 

So, which one is your favourite?