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Americas best Natural Wonders - Top 7 Natural Wonders In The US

Posted on 21 April 2014 by Melinda

The Top 7 Natural Wonders In The US.

See Americas best natural wonders in it's finest glory.

People talk about the great wonders of the world, but what about the US? These top 7 outdoor natural wonders will allow you to explore more of this vast country.

7. Death Valley, CA: Literally the hottest and lowest place in the US, still produces some of the most adaptable animal and plant life on earth. Measuring 282 feet below sea level, it was formed when a fault line caused it to sink. From Telescope Peak to the Badwater Basin floor is an almost two-mile drop, which is twice the depth of the Grand Canyon. Open all year round, the best season to come is in the cooler months, allowing visitors to see the vast changes in the desolate landscape.

6. Crater Lake; OR: A stunning vision of nature, Crater Lake was created by the eruption of Mount Mazama more than 7,000 years ago. Water filled the hole left after the explosion creating the deepest lake, around 1,943 feet in the United States. At Crater Lake National Park a 2-hour trolley tour circles the lake for break taking views. Winter activities include snowshoeing to see the wild nature up close. There is a 33mile loop that laps around the rim allowing for yet again wonderful views.

5. The Missouri River: At a length of more than 2,500 miles, it’s the longest river in the US. Starting at the rocky mountains of Montana, it passes through the seven states of Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. With many places to fly fish, ski, canoe and hike, its outdoor charm is rather alluring.

4. Yuma, AZ:  The sunniest place in the world, Yuma is the sunniest city and place according to the Guinness Book of World Records. With many side attractions around such as Castle Dome Landing and the Laguna Mountains, make it a great road trip for everyone.

3. Rainbow Bridge National Monument, UT: Around 200 million years old, and it stands reaching 290 feet tall, Rainbow Bridge is known to be the highest natural land bridge in the US. The name was derived from the unique colors that layer the bridges sandstone. Geologists believe that several million years ago heavy rains created the unique landscaping.

2. Mauna Kea, HI: As a dormant volcano in Hawaii Mauna Kea measures more than about 33,000 feet or a little more than six miles. When measured from the ocean floor, it’s taller than Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain by altitude. Every night atop the mountain, a stargazers program takes place all year round and is considered a spiritual place to native Hawaiians.

1. Sequoia National Park, CA: Towering about 275 feet high, lies the largest living tree in the world. Given the moniker General Sherman after the Civil War general, its distinction as the largest living tree is judged by the volume of its huge trunk -- 52,500 cubic feet. Sequoia National park is located in the southern Sierra Nevada making anytime of the year the perfect time to visit. 

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