As a real pioneer, the United States of America created its first conversation areas in the late 1800s. The world famous Yellowstone National Park was one of the first of such areas in 1872, followed by 58 others since then. California hosts 9 of them, and typically the western states are rich in protected areas. All of them are beautiful and unique, providing you a lifelong agenda if you plan to visit them all.
In Arizona the Grand Canyon, the deep canyon carved out by the Colorado river and the marvelous lights of the Antelope Canyon protected by the indigenous Navajo tribe; in Utah the red rock columns of the Bryce Canyon, the emerald lakes and waterfalls of the Zion National Park and the unique sandstone rock formations of the Arches National Park; in California the Yosemite Valley with the Half Dome and with El Capitan and one of the world’s driest and hottest desert, the Death Valley – for sure you know them all, at least as the desktop wallpaper of your computer.
We all dream about visiting – at least a part of – this beauty. The options and the possible combinations of the locations are endless. But whatever we select into the final plan, it is guaranteed that at the end of the visit we’ll start to plan about coming back and get lost in further national parks of the wild west.