Among the country’s five best mountain climbing destinations are the highest point in North America and one of the world’s most famous natural landmarks.
From the highest and lowest points in North America to the world’s largest living things and largest living carnivores, each of America’s national parks has something unique to offer.
A pair of Americans on Wednesday completed what had long been considered the world’s most difficult rock climb, using only their hands and feet to ascend a 3,000-foot vertical wall on El Capitan, the forbidding granite pedestal in Yosemite National Park that has beckoned adventurers for more than half a century.
Read on for five of the country’s best national parks to visit in winter, one of which may require both generous amounts of sunscreen and rain gear.
America is blessed with an abundance of natural wonders, from pristine lakes and mighty rivers to natural sandstone arches and snow-capped mountains.