Mother Nature certainly worked wonders when she sculpted the sights you’ll discover in the USA’s great outdoors. From Yellowstone, the first National Park to be established over 150 years ago in 1872, to the most well-known, the Grand Canyon, each boasts its own features. From spouting geysers, mile-high vertical cliffs to plunging valleys and trees that tower over 350 feet above you – prepare to be amazed.
We take a look at some of the incredible landscapes you could witness on a solos tour to Americas National Parks.
Yellowstone National Park
Visit Yellowstone and you’ll be experiencing the beauty of the world’s first national park. Sitting atop one of the world’s largest volcanoes, it is home to more than 290 waterfalls, 10,000 thermal features and 300 geysers. These include ‘Old Faithful’, which erupts on average every 92 minutes, shooting up to 32,000 litres of boiling water almost 150ft into the air. The National Park also has its own version of the Grand Canyon, carved by the Yellowstone River it sits at 1,000 feet deep and 20 miles long - it’s certainly smaller than its Arizona counterpart but impressive nonetheless.
Arches National Park
Perched high above the Colorado River, Arches National Park displays more than 2,000 red sandstone arches carved by the elements. More are being created as the extreme environmental conditions create holes and fractures in rocks that will eventually form new arches through wind and water erosion. Balanced Rock, Delicate Arch and Landscape Arch are some of the most photographed sites in this geological masterpiece.