If you’re looking to explore America and make the most of the stunning natural landscapes found across the continent, it’s worth focusing on its canyons. North America is known for offering some of the greatest and most breathtaking canyons found anywhere in the world.
If you haven’t yet experienced many of them up close and personal yet, now is the time to change that.
Below, you’ll be able to find out about five of the most breathtaking canyons worth visiting in the US, whether you live there or you’re visiting for the very first time.
Columbia River Gorge
The Columbia River Gorge is located in Colorado and it’s known for its bungee jumping in particular. It’s one of the most popular bungee jumping spots in all of America, and although this certainly isn’t for everyone, if you do enjoy bungee jumping, there are few more spectacular places in which to do it. Even aside from bungee jumping, Columbia River Gorge is simply a beautiful part of the world.
Royal Gorge Canyon
Colorado is home to many beautiful natural landscapes, and Royal Gorge Canyon is certainly one of them. If you find yourself in the state, be sure to head to the Royal Gorge canyon and check it out for yourself. It’s near the Arkansas River and a vast variety of adventure and water sports are enjoyed in this area. If that’s something you’re interested in, be sure to make the most of it.
Also check out the amazing train journey through Royal Gorge.
You’ll find Kings Canyon in Kings Canyon National Park in California, and it’s actually home to one of the deepest gorges in the entirety of the United States. As you can see from the image below, there’s plenty of countryside for walking, hiking and generally enjoying the beautiful landscapes that can be found here. So be sure to make the most of them as soon as you get the chance to.
If you find yourself in the southwestern part of America, you should definitely visit Antelope Canyon. The sandstone of the canyon is incredibly photogenic, inspiring lots of people to head there and photograph it for themselves every year. No doubt you’ll want to as well when you see it for yourself. It’s necessary to take a guided tour if you want to see the best of what Antelope Canyon has to offer.
Finally, we have the most wonderfully named canyon on this list: Hells Canyon. You’ll find fishing and angling opportunities here, as well as all kinds of adventures to enjoy. It’s certainly one of the most visually impactful canyons in North America, particularly if you arrive here by helicopter as many people choose to. It’s almost guaranteed to take your breath away.
As you can see, there’s no shortage of great canyons and natural landscapes to explore and enjoy all across America. And the great news is that the five we’ve talked about here are just the tip of the iceberg. There are many others you might want to discover, so don’t hesitate to explore them yourself.