National parks are one of the best adventures.
Yellowstone National Park, which is 3,500 square miles, is a wild recreation area atop a volcanic hotspot. The park extends to parts of Montana. It has spectacular canyons, alpine rivers, hot springs and gushing geysers, including the most famous. It is also home to hundreds of animal species, wolves, bison, elk, and antelope.
Grand Canyon National Park is home to much of the massive Grand Canyon, with its layered bands of red rocks that reveal millions of years of environmental history. Views include Mather Point, Yavapai Observation Station, and architect Mary Colter’s Lookout Studio.
Yosemite National Park is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California. It is famous for its giant and ancient redwoods, and for Tunnel View, the iconic view of Bridalveil Fall, and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. In Yosemite Village there are shops, restaurants, lodging, the Yosemite Museum and the Ansel Adams Gallery.
The Kruger National Park, in South Africa, is one of the largest hunting assets in Africa. Its great thickness of wild animals includes the big 5: lions, rhinos, elephants and buffalo. Other mammals make their home here, as do various species of birds such as vultures, eagles, and storks. Mountains and tropical forests are part of the countryside.
Torres del Paine:
Torres del Paine National Park, in the Patagonia area of Chile, is known for its rising mountains, bright blue icebergs emerging from glaciers, and golden pampas (grasslands) that are home to rare wildlife such as llama-like guanacos. Some of its greatest iconic sites are the 3 granite towers from which the park takes its name and the peaks called Cuernos del Paine.
The Serengeti National Park is known for its huge annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Seeking new meadows, the mobs move north from their backyards on the grassy plains to the south. Numerous cross the crocodile-infested Grumeti River from the swampy western corridor. Others turn northeast toward Lobo Hills, home to black eagles. Black rhinos live in the granite outcrops of Moru Kopjes.
Fiordland National Park is located in the southwest of the South Island of New Zealand. It is known for the glacier-carved fjords of uncertain sounds. A forest path on the beach on Milford’s sandy shoreline offers views of towering Miter Peak. Attached, the rugged Earl Mountains are reflected in the smooth surface of Mirror Lakes. On the River Cleddau, the Chasm Walk passes over bridges with views of mighty waterfalls.
Zion National Park is a nature reserve in southwestern Utah that is highlighted by the rugged red cliffs of Zion Canyon. Zion Canyon Scenic Drive cuts through its main section and leads to forest trails along the Virgin River. The river empties into the Emerald Pools, which have waterfalls and a fallen garden. Also along the river, partially through deep chasms, is the Zion Narrows wading hike.
The 295-square-kilometer Lakes National Park is a forest reserve in central Croatia. It is recognized by a chain of 16 terraced lakes, combined by waterfalls, that stretch into a limestone canyon. Walkways and hiking trails circle and cross the water, and an electric boat links the 12 upper and 4 smaller lakes. The latter are the site of Veliki Slap, a 78 meter high waterfall.
Glacier National Park, which is 1,583 square miles, is a wilderness area in the Rocky Mountains of Montana, with peaks and valleys carved by glaciers that stretch all the way to the Canadian border. It is crossed by the mountain. Among an additional 700 miles of mountaineering trails, you have a route to attractive Hidden Lake. It has the activities of backpacking, cycling and camping. The diverse wildlife ranges from mountain goats to brown bears.