Yosemite National Park, one of the first wilderness parks in the United States, is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more. Here the Sierra Nevada rises to more than 13,000 feet. The mountain atmosphere is enhanced by the stunning scenic vistas of this truly unique part of the world. Immortalised by the photographs of Ansel Adams, Yosemite has become one of the ‘must sees’ for visitors to California including its granite monoliths such as El Capitan.
Sequoia National Park is an unspoiled treasure of some of the most striking scenery in the world. From its towering giant sequoia trees and soaring mountain peaks to cascading creeks, flowering meadows and star studded evening skies, nature’s size, beauty and diversity can be experienced. Sequoia is contiguous with Kings Canyon National Park and spans over 400,000 acres.
In Death Valley you can find spectacular wildflower displays, snow covered peaks, beautiful sand dunes, abandoned mines and the hottest place in North America. Just 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Death Valley National Park is made up of more than 3 million acres and 90 percent is wilderness!
- Take a ranger walk or talk in Yosemite
- Visit the Yosemite Museum
- Play a round of golf at Sierra Star Golf Course
- Explore the Indian Village of Ahwahnee
- View the Ansel Adams Gallery
- Rent a bicycle and work off those American meals!
- Saddle up and experience the views and scenery by mule or horseback
- Ride the Sugar Pine Railroad
- See the General Sherman Tree – the largest on earth!
- Experience a sunset at Zabriskie Point