Did you know that the United States is home to 61 national parks? They span from the northern reaches of Alaska to the waters of the Florida Keys. To see them all, you would need to visit 29 states and two territories. However, thanks to new technologies, you can enjoy virtual tours of national parks from the comfort of your home. Those that are offering virtual tours include:
Zion National Park
Nestled in Utah, Zion National Park stands where Native American tribes and pioneers once walked. An oasis amidst the desert, the park is famous for its massive sandstone cliffs that stretch into the brilliant blue sky. Zion premiered in 1909 as the Mukuntuweap National Monument. It was granted National Park status by Congress ten years later.
During the virtual tour, you’ll explore everything from tucked-away waterfalls to the peaks of towering rocks.
Sequoia National Park
Established in 1890, Sequoia is the country’s second-oldest national park. It’s home to the General Sherman, the world’s largest tree. The tree stands 275 feet tall with a base of more than 36 feet in diameter. The park’s awe-inspiring beauty stretches over 400,000 acres and also includes the highest point in the 48 contiguous United States.
If you’re interested, the virtual tour begins with a look at a car tunnel. The tunnel was carved out of a massive sequoia tree that fell across a road in the late 1930s.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Black Canyon of the Gunnison became a national park in 1999. It features some of North America’s oldest rocks, steepest cliffs, and craggiest rocks. And, it also welcomes thousands of visitors every year who come to explore the lush trails and hidden tunnels. Here, visitors can see the fastest bird in the world — the peregrine falcon.
The virtual tour takes viewers along a trail surrounded by towering trees.
All in all, taking virtual tours of national parks will broaden your horizons and keep you entertained for hours. If you’d like to live in comfortable surroundings while touring these parks online, consider making HighPoint Community Apartments your new home.
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