3 natural wonders of Western United States

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is truly "Grand". It is 277 miles long, has a maximum width of 18 miles, and can be over a mile deep in certain places.

The Canyon is carved by the Colorado River over millions of years as it cuts through the Colorado Plateau.

Yellowstone National Park

Among all the National Parks of the United States, Yellowstone is the most unique. Imagine all the wildlife and natural beauty thriving above a sleeping giant, a supervolcano.

Yellowstone National Park was visited by 3.29 million people in 2022 and 4.86 million people in 2021.

Hawaiian Islands

The Hawaiian Islands are exposed tops of an underwater mountain range.

Mauna Kea is the highest peak of this underwater mountain range. Its height measured from its underwater base to top is more than the height of Mt. Everest.

However, its elevation above sea level is 13,803 ft (4,207 m).