Starting from New York to Oregon, America has hundreds of natural wonders, which attract thousands of tourists every year. From the beautiful and fierce waterfalls to the mysterious moving stone, America has a lot of natural wonders to offer. Though there are a lot of natural wonders in America, the residents of America easily overlook them and search for naturally rich places oversea. You need to explore all the natural beauties of your countries first.
Let us discuss few of the naturally beautiful places in America.
Fly Geyser, Nevada
Fly Geyser is also known as Fly Ranch Geyser. It is a typical small geothermal geyser. It is located about 20 miles away from Gerlach in Washoe County, Nevada. The Fly Geyser is located on the private Fly ranch so can be accessed by a small private dirt road. Todd Jacksick currently owns the ranch. The Fly Geyser has a height of 1.5 meters. The geyser is not a result of any natural phenomenon but it was resulted from well drilling in 1916. Many of the local residents of Nevada are not also aware of this Geyser. The well used to function normally for few years but in 1960s geothermally heated water begun escaping through the wall as it found a weak spot in the wall. The Geyser contains many minerals, which results in its magnificent coloration. There are also two more geysers near the Fly Geyser and they are continuously growing.
Racetrack Playa, California
The Racetrack Playa is a dry lake and pretty scenic, which accommodates sailing stones to imprint linear racetracks. It is located above the north-western side of the Death Valley national Park in California. The height of this park is 3608 feet above the sea level and it is expanded to 4.5 km in length and 2 km in width. The complete area is covered with cracked mud. The mystique that lies here is not even explained by NASA. The rocks weighing around hundreds of pound in this dry lake sail across the sediments leaving the furrows in their wakes. However, no one has ever witnessed the movement.
Brown Mountain Lights, California
Brown Mountain Lights are popularly known as ghost lights and can be seen in North California. The mysterious lighting is clearly visible from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Table Rock. The best time to see the lights are from September to early November. The actual reason of the appearance of such lighting is yet to be discovered. However, it can be believed to be a magical activity playing with poor human minds.
Thor’s Well, Oregon
The Thor’s Well is a part of Cape Perpetua, which is located on the central Oregan Coast. Cape Perpetua is projected into the Pacific Ocean. The Thor’s Well provides you with the opportunities of Camping, picnicking, hiking, sightseeing, whale watching, and many more. If you are planning to visit Thor’s Well, better to be careful as it might take you with the current of its water.
Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming
Grand Prismatic Spring is located in the Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. It is the largest hot spring in the US and the third largest in world. The most amazing thing about this hot spring is its colors. The colors of this hot spring include blue, green, yellow, orange, gold, red and brown. The colors create the phenomena of the rainbow dispersion of white light by optical prism. The different colors of this spring are the results of pigmented bacteria and microbial mats that grow around the edges of the mineral rich water flows.
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Grand Canyon is the natural canyon carved by the flows of Colorado River in Arizona. It is maintained and managed by the Grand Canyon National Park. The Grand Canyon is stretched up to 277 miles in length, 18 miles in width and the depth is 1800 meters. It exposes the history of the Colorado River and the history suggests that the river is at least 17 billion years old. Colorado River had eroded since that time and the present form of the canyon is nothing but its results.
Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Hubbard Glacier is located in Alaska, and parts of Canada. It is basically a glacier. Its longest source originates 122 kilometers from its snout. Before the Hubbard Glacier reaches the sea, it is joined by the Valerie Glacier to the west. The Hubbard Glacier has continuously advanced for about a century.
Crater Lake is situated in the south central region of Oregon in the US. It is a typical caldera lake, which is popular for its deep blue color and water clarity. The lake is about 655 meter deep and it is believed to be formed around 7700 years ago as a result of the collapse of volcano Mount Mazama. The evaporation of the lake water is compensated by rain and snowfall as no river falls in or goes out of the lake.