Travelers can find nearly every natural landscape and climate within the USA. One of the country’s most underrated natural experiences are the many valleys that cover it. Thanks to the numerous mountains and ranges in the USA, lush valleys have been formed.
Yosemite Valley has been protected since 1864, one year before the end of the American Civil War. The valley is well-known for its waterfalls and many visitors descend on the park to explore the torrential waters that cascade over the rocks. Visitors can explore the Yosemite National Park’s 1,200 square miles. They will find lush meadows, giant sequoias, and untapped wildlife in the High Sierra region.
Central Arizona’s Verde Valley is home to the Verde River, a vital ecosystem for local fish and wildlife. The valley is home to several wonderful natural rock formations including Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, and the Devil’s Bridge Trail. Verde Valley is perfect for scenic hikes. There is also a chance to learn about the region’s history thanks to the Montezuma Castle National Monument. Nearby, visitors will find the Jerome State Historic Park and the Douglas Mansion museum, which is a blast from the past. Visitors will find out what life was like a century ago in the area during their visit.
Napa Valley is a little less than 40 miles from San Francisco making it a great escape from the city or a great day trip while visiting the Fog City. Napa Valley is the heart of California wine country and many of the tourist who visit the valley go for the rich reds and tasty whites produced in the region. The valley is covered in vineyards, hillside chateaus, and boutique hotels oozing with romance. Napa Valley is a gorgeous return for couples looking to get away for the weekend or to spend a full vacation in seclusion.
Located on Hawaii’s Big Island, the Waipio Valley is remote with a steep, rugged terrain looking down over it. The valley is home to a number of large waterfalls that cascade over the rocky terrain to the ground below. The valley sits at sea level and is bordered by black sands on one side and the tall cliffs on the other. Surfers travel to the valley to take in the waves as its location means there are only a handful of riders in the water most days. It is pure Hawaiian beauty.
Situated northwest of Tahoe City, Olympic Valley is the former home of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games. The Squaw Valley Ski Resort was the host for the event and continues to attract visitors each year. The valley is perfect for outdoor excursions and activities. One of the most popular activities is to ride the Squaw Valley Aerial Tram. It offers breathtaking views of the entire area below. The ski resort is a must during winter and gives travelers the chance to descend down the same slopes as Olympic greats. The Eagle Falls Trail is a great hiking route to trek when the snow melts. If it is outdoor activities thrill seekers crave, then Olympic Valley is the place to go.