The National Parks of the American Southwest are incredible. Deep canyons, table mountains, bizarre rocks and a wonderful wildlife characterize the landscape. Find more information on National Parks (II).
NATIONAL PARKS (I)
Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP: the canyon, with the Gunnison River flowing on its bottom, is so narrow that hardly any light gets into it. This let the edges of the gorge appear black, which gives the park its name. The steep walls are up to 700 meters high.
Mesa Verde NP: The “green table mountain” is especially known for its more than 800 years old “Cliff Dwellings” of the Anasazi. The rock dwellings can be partially visited; the best-preserved settlement is the Cliff Palace.
Zion NP: The park with the Virgin River in its valley is green and has a wide variety of plant species. Between the highest and the lowest point of the park there are enormous 1.500 meters. The squirrels in the park are not shy at all and watch the tourists from close range.
Bryce Canyon NP: The park, which is significantly higher than its neighbours Zion and Grand Canyon, is best known for its colored rock pyramids, the so-called hoodoos. Whether at Sunrise Point, Sunset Point or Rainbow Point – the visitors are awestruck by the natural beauty they see.