United States

Voting on the Seven Natural Wonders of the United States is under way. The United States features the Grand Canyon which is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.   With the global distinction, the Grand Canyon serves as the pinnacle wonder of nature for the United States.  It also serves as the Ambassador, ushering in the 7 natural wonders of the United States.  Now it is time to vote on what the United States 7 wonders of nature should be.

What are the seven Natural Wonders of the United States?

The voting is under way.  Now, you can share your opinion and help determine the 7 Natural Wonders of the United States. Voting is free and only takes a few minutes. Vote Now.

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3. Add a link to your favorite wonder from the Seven Natural Wonders of North America
4. Please record up to 7 votes ranking for #1 (best) down to #7 (you can vote for as few as 1, but no more than 7)

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Notable Natural Wonders of the United States

Here are a list of natural wonders found within the United States. These are only suggestions and you are free to vote for any natural wonder you believe is more deserving.

Yellowstone NP (Wyoming) is home to one of the most diverse geological regions in the world accompanied by 100s of wildlife species. It is the largest supervolcano on the continent. The geothermal features, waterfalls, varying ecosystems, and wildlife combine to create a phenomenal encounter with nature. The park is primarily located in the state of Wyoming.

Everglades National Park (Florida) – Largest subtropical wilderness area in the United States. Slow moving river and marsh lands that are home to 36 different endangered species.  Everglades National Park is located in the southern region of Florida.  Wildlife features more than 40 species of mammals, 50 species of reptiles, 300 species of fish and 350 species of birds.  Encompasses 1,509,000 acres of southern Florida.

Yosemite National Park (California) – Yosemite National Park is home to El Capitan the world’s largest granite monolith and Yosemite Falls one of the tallest waterfalls in the world.  Yosemite has elevations ranging from 2,000 to 13,114 feet and also represents 5 different vegetation zones including: lower montane, chaparral/oak woodlands, upper montane, subalpine, and alpine.  The park encompasses 1,189 square miles of northern California.

Volcano National Park (Hawaii) – Volcano National Park is located on the “Big Island,” Island of Hawaii. The national park features two active volcanoes known as Kilauea and Mauna Loa.  Kilauea is often recognized as the most active volcano in the world.  Mauna Loa is considered the most massive volcano in the world.  Collectively they are without question the most active volcanoes in the world.  Volcano National Park encompasses just over 505 square miles of the island.

Mount McKinley (Alaska) – Also known as Denali, Mount McKinley is the tallest mountain in the United States reaching a peak of 20,320 feet. It has a higher vertical rise than Mt. Everest when measured from the base of the mountain to the peak.  Serving as the pinnacle of Alaska and the highest spot in North America, it is often referred to as “The Great One.”  Wilderness and Wildlife are epitomized in Denali National Park.

Niagara Falls (New York) – Largest waterfall in the United States based on volume of water.  During the peak flow, Niagara has six million cubic feet of water flowing over the crest every minute.  The average flow is four million cubic feet every minute.  Niagara Falls is located on the border between twin cities: Niagara Falls, New York and Niagara Falls, Ontario.  The highest drop occurs at Horseshoe Falls reaching a height of 173 feet.

Na Pali Coast (Hawaii) – Spectacular cliff coastline on the northwest side of Kauai; setting for magnificent mystical island scenes in movies such as King Kong, Indian Jones, and the TV show Lost.  Na Pali Coast National Park encompasses 6,175 acres of land.  The Na Pali cliffs reach peaks as high as 4,000 feet (1,200 m) above the sea. The Kalalau Trail which travels 11 miles along the coastline is the only land access into the area. Provides one of the most inspiring views of a coast as one approaches from the ocean.

Mammoth Cave (Kentucky) – Mammoth Cave National Park is located in Kentucky and is recognized as the longest cave system in the world.  The national park boundaries encompass 52,835 acres.  There are over 390 miles (630 km) of passageways throughout the cave system easily making it the longest known cave.

Death Valley NP (California) – Death Valley National park is located in California and is part of the Great Basin of the United States.  Death Valley is home to the lowest, hottest, and driest spot in the United States.  The national park encompasses 5,262 square miles (13,630 sq km) of the area including Saline Valley, Panamint Valley, Death Valley and neighboring mountain ranges.

Arches NP (Utah) – Arches National park is 119 square miles of amazing topography.  The highest elevation reaches a peak of 5,653 feet (1,723 m) and the lowest spot is 4,085 feet 91,245 m).  Although 43 arches have collapsed due to erosion, there are still over 2,000 sandstone arches.  The most famous is Delicate Arch. Arches National Park is in Utah near Moab, Utah. The Arches NP region only gets about 10 inches of rain a year.

Crater Lake NP (Oregon) – Crater Lake was created in a caldera from a collapsed volcano.  At 1,949 feet, it is the deepest lake in the United States and the 9th deepest lake in the world. The volcanic caldera rim ranges from 7,000 to 8,000 feet high.  Crater Lake National Park is the only national park in Oregon and it encompasses 286 square miles (741 sq km).

Glacier National Park (Montana) – Glacier National Park is known as the “Crown of Continent Ecosystems” featuring over 700 lakes, 1,000 species of plants and hundreds of species of wildlife.  The national park encompasses over 1,000,000 acres and brings together two mountain ranges. A sister national park is just across the border in Canada.  Collectively the two parks are referred to as the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

Great Sand Dunes NP (Colorado) – The Great Sand Dunes National Park is located in southern Colorado and encompasses 19,000 acres featuring the tallest sand dunes in North America.  Some of the taller sand dunes rise up around 750 feet above the San Luis Valley.  The park also contains alpine lakes, pine forests, grasslands, and six peaks that top 13,000 feet.  It is also home to a variety of plant and wildlife species.

Redwoods NP (California) – Redwood National Park is home to the tallest trees in the world.  The Redwoods are found along the coast of northern California just south of the Oregon state line.  The Redwood area stretches along the coastline for 37 miles.  Logging has reduced the once over 2 million acres of Redwoods down to the protected area which represents 131,983 acres.

Sequoia NP (California) – Sequoia National Park is home to the largest trees in the world based on width. Features the General Sherman Tree which is the largest tree in the world and 5 of the top 10 largest trees in the world.  The national park spans 404,051 and is home to Mount Whitney at 14,505 feet ( 4,421 m), the highest point in the 48 contiguous states.

The park spans 404,051 acres (1,635 km2).

Resources for the United States and North America

Organizations, tour companies, professional and government agencies and others sites for conservation, travel, wildlife, among others are located on the North America Resources page of the Seven Natural Wonders site. Resources for the United States travel services will be found here too. You will find access to UNESCO and other professional resources along with leading tour guides, travel programs, and more.