National Parks Destinations

The National Parks system in the United States is amazing. Not only because of the diversity in eco-systems within the country but the size and general maintenance of the parks. Just looking at the American Southwest including all of California and Hawai'i; the various terrain, plant and animal life, and year-round weather range and you find something for everyone. At Elite Destinations and Tours we focus on this area of the country (because it's in our backyard), and then on some of the most spectacular natural offerings anywhere around. If you don't exactly find what you absolutely love in this opening collection of National Parks let us know your deepest natural surroundings dream and we'll connect the dots.

Yosemite

Yosemite National Park, covering over 1,000 square miles, this park is found on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The natural beauty of this park is the obvious reason over 5 million visitors came to the park in one recent year alone. The diversity of animal and plant life, such as the giant sequoia tree, is why President Abraham Lincoln signed on to preserving the natural beauty of the Yosemite Valley for future generations. The park contains five different "life zones" supporting rare and beautiful plant life. Yet it is the granite cliffs and waterfalls that more easily capture the imagination of those thinking about visiting.

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Sequoia

Sequoia National Forest, is the home range of the awe-inspiring Giant Sequoia tree. These mythical trees can be found in nearly 40 distinct groves within the park. Methuselah, a giant sequoia tree is the 27th tallest tree in the world, at over 200 feet tall, and can be found in the park. Beyond these world famous trees other diverse plant and animal species provide wonderment for nature lovers of all ages. The park encompasses almost 2,000 square miles and ranges across six different wilderness areas with multiple other varieties of trees including Ponderosa Pines. Additionally there is a great collection of trails, campsites, and other recreational areas.

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Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, named for obvious reason the granduer of this "Grand Canyon" quickly moves the viewer beyond words. Any traveler passing through the American Southwest owes it to themselves to put this amazingly beautiful natural feature on their itinerary. It's worth recognizing that the Grand Canyon is considered one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. Native Americans have held this canyon sacred for thousands of years. Since the first Europeans looked upon the canyon splendor in 1540 it has been a point of interest for nature lovers. The Colorado River traverses the canyon for more than 200 miles; the terrain is varied and whether from the top of the canyon or the bottom, the night sky is amazing.

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley, partly in Arizona and Utah states, is one of those places that are truly bigger than life. From vista point, when the clouds are just right, you feel like you can reach out and touch one of these buttes (that just so happen to be more than a few miles away). The sheer scale of the landscape is breath-taking; the quiet, the sense of the earth, the intensity of the Sun, and the occasional caress of a gentle breeze, but the valley also has a wintery side. For nature lovers into connecting with the earth the America Southwest is very special and Monument Valley doubly so.

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Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon, located at a high elevation, weather patterns and water supply combine to effect spectacular feature erosion. Temperatures vary widely throughout the year affording vistas the change with the seasons. Pristine winter-scapes provide breathtaking beauty. Clean and clear, spring and summer environments offer hiking and camping beyond comparison. Nature abounds as the landscapes comes to life every spring. Countless varieties of native plants dot the three distinctive "life zones" in the park. There's forest lands and grass lands, along with wildlife including; deer, coyotes, and cougars.

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park, where the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions meet you find this inspiring national treasure. The hospitable beauty of this area has been home to Native Americans for over 8,000 years. With four distinct "life zones" in this park a plethora of reptiles, mammals, birds, and plant life flourish. Hiking and camping are mainstays for park visitors, as well as, exploring and enjoying the many water features in the park. Observing the wildlife and unique foliage are obvious day time activities while stargazing is an endlessly fascinating nocturnal past time.

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