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Who has never dreamt of visiting some of the most famous and most beautiful National Parks in the USA and in the world? Believe us, these places will simply blow your mind. Here, we will present the top 8 National parks in West USA that we prefer.

Without further delay, here are our Top 8 National Parks in West USA:

1. Monument Valley

With its unique western style, Monument Valley has been our favorite National Park. We also had the chance to go horseback riding and it was such an amazing experience that we highly recommend!

Horseback riding in Monument Valley at sunrise
Horseback riding in Monument Valley at sunrise

2. Death Valley

Death Valley is one of the hottest place in the world and that create some crazy scenery. You will more likely feel being on the Moon or on Mars.

View over Death Valley from Dante's point
Zabriskie in Death Valley

3. Grand Canyon

Everyone knows it, yet it is so amazing. Being on the edge of it is so impressive! The best things to do are to go on a helicopter tour above it or, what we did, to skydive above it! You will have to mix 2 amazing experiences: observing this huge hole from above and skydiving!.

view over the Grand Canyon
view over the Grand Canyon

4. Yosemite

This National Park is also one of the most famous and when you get there, you understand why. The 2 summits, the Half Dome and El Capitan are breathtaking. For the most adventurous of you, you can do many hikes there, for all levels.

Tunnel view in Yosemite National Park
Half Dome in Yosemite National Park

5. Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon is really a wonder of the nature! The colors in there and the forms of the rocks are simply incredible. Don’t forget to book in advance, as you have to go there through a tour operator!

Antelope Canyon
Heart in Antelope Canyon
Sand falling in Antelope Canyon

6. Bryce Canyon

This canyon is, once again, so different from the others and probably from what you have ever seeen. The hoodoos, these rocks with weird forms will for sure leave you amazed. Don’t miss the hike that goes down the canyon!

Hoodoo in Bryce Canyon

7. Zion

Zion National Park is ideal for those of you looking for adventures and hikes! The best one (and one of the best in the world according to experts) being Angels Landing!

Legs of 2 people overlooking Zion National Park
Starry night and the Milky Way in Zion National Park

 8. Sequoia

If you love nature and forests, Sequoia National Park is for you! You will be able to spot huge trees, some of the highest and biggest in the world. You will feel so small when walking in-between them.

Sequoia trees in Sequoia National Park

Our tips:

  • Make sure to go to the National Parks quite early, as they can get quite crowded very quickly.

     

  • A cheaper accommodations option is to camp around these national parks. If you’re lucky enough, you will maybe spot the Milky Way!

  • You can buy the National Park Pass for 80$ that will allow you to visit almost all of the Parks for one year.

We hope you will enjoy your trip to the US National Parks!

Marie & Karim

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