Explore Wildlife in These Most Visited National Parks of America
America has loads of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries for outdoor lovers to explore when holidaying in the USA. Wildlife parks in America have something for every visitor – cycling, hiking, white water rafting, rock climbing, beautiful flowers and animals in the wild. There are far too many, but here are some of the parks that you will find in the country.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Geysers, hot springs, and mud pots, wolves, grizzly bears and elk, Yellowstone National Park is not to be missed during your trip to explore the wilderness in America. In fact, the national park is so huge that it is about the same size as Rhode Island and Delaware combined, spanning over Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. Yellowstone was declared the first ever National Park of America by President Ulysses S. Grant. Established in 1872, the park was named after the Yellowstone River that flows through the park.
The Old faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park is the oldest that can be reached by road only until the mid of April or May. The best time to visit the national park is the spring and summer season as the roads leading to the park are closed during autumn and winter.
Visitors to the national park can hear the thundering herds of bison, badgers, grizzly bears, coyotes, pronghorn and the sagebrush to just name a few.
Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon is one of the most amazing sights to see and is listed among the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. The Canyon has been cut through by the Colorado River, which has developed into a breathtaking scenic beauty over the thousands of years. In 1908, President Roosevelt declared the site as a national monument. Grand Canyon was designated as a National Park in 1919.
Travelers from all over the world come to the park to enjoy the awesome experience of white water rafting and hiking. The Tuweep Overlook provides some of the most amazing views of the Colorado River 3000 feet below!
Fascinating animals can be seen in the park like the California Condor (one of three wild condor populations), Rocky Mountain Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Ringtail, Albert’s Squirrel, and Little Brown Bat.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Experience a breathtaking sight at the Rocky Mountain National Park with sixty mountains that are as high as 12000 feet. The areas feature waterfalls and small glaciers, along with lakes and streams to give visitors the most fascinating sights to watch. Carry a pair of good binoculars to explore the wildflowers and impressive wildlife even from a distance.
Discover the starting point of the Colorado River and also the Continental Divide in the park. President Woodrow Wilson named the Colorado Rocky Mountain as a National Park in 1916.
Pick up your binoculars and explore the wilderness of the national park that is home to over 280 types of birds, dozens of mammals, predators like Mountain Lion, Bob Cats, Cocoyte, Fox, and more. Spot chipmunks, squirrels, toads, frogs, tiger salamanders, and the garter snake.