10 West Coast Epic Nature Escapes

Are you ready for adventure in the Wild West This region is ideal for exploration, from the deepest caves in New Mexico to the highest peaks at Yellowstone.

These West Coast hot spots are the perfect alternative to city breaks or lazy beach getaways.


Yellowstone covers a huge 3,500-square mile area. It is a paradise for nature lovers. You can see Old Faithful and take in the views from Yellowstone Lake. Lamar Valley is also worth a hike. This amazing National Park will make you fall in love, no matter if you camp or stay in a five-star hotel.

Grand Canyon

Every traveler should make the Grand Canyon a top priority on their bucket lists. This incredible natural wonder cannot be captured in a photo. It takes at least a weekend to hike, whitewater raft, and marvel at this incredible natural wonder and its millions of years of history.

Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located in southern New Mexico’s Chihuahuan Desert. It contains more than 100 caves. Although you may not be able to visit them all, it is worth visiting the Big Room of Carlsbad Cavern’s namesake.

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park is a combination of two ecosystems in the middle of California’s desert. This place has a rich cultural history and is home to many rare animals and plants.

The joshua tree is perhaps the most well-known. You can plan a long weekend away from the grid to explore Hidden Valley or admire the Cholla Cactus Gardens.

Sequoia National Park

The world-famous Sequoia National Park sequoia trees are located in California’s Sierra Nevada. Admire the General Sherman Tree as you explore the forest.

Spend the night to be able to climb the Moro Rock before sunrise. You don’t need to be a professional climber to reach the top to enjoy the breathtaking view. There are railings and stairs.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite, one of the most beautiful stretches of land anywhere on Earth, is home to waterfalls, grand meadows and deep valleys. This California National Park is the perfect place for hang gliding and quiet picnics.


The small city of Ojai is located just northwest of Los Angeles. This charming, small town is located in the Topatopa Mountains and makes a great base for exploring nearby areas.

Big Sur

This rugged stretch of California coast, between Carmel, San Simeon, is a haven for hikers and surfers. The quiet, unspoiled area of Big Sur is far from Cali’s bustling cities and offers a tranquil escape from everything.

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park is located on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula and contains many ecosystems. This park offers hiking, camping, and climbing opportunities. Make sure you visit the Hoh Rainforest. This place is one of the most beautiful temperate rainforests in America.

Kings Canyon National Park

The Kings Canyon National Park is located right next to Sequoia National Park. Kings Canyon National Park, which boasts some of the most beautiful trees in America and the deepest canyons in the United States is a must-see destination for nature lovers. Take the time to explore Zumwalt Meadows to see if any wildlife is present.

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