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USA Bucket List And Wonderful Travel Destinations 2024 #1

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1. The Wave, is considered to be one of the most beautiful hikes in America

To visit here you have to win a permit through a lottery system. The chances of winning are 4% 🤯

From @jakeguzman

2. Sunsets in Zion never disappoint 🌄

From @austinpedersen__

3. Truly an experience I’ll never forget🥹 I’ve never seen rivers in Yosemite like this💦

From @alberthbyang

4. This still remains one of the most beautiful mornings.

From @drew.simms

5. Moments from one of my favorite mornings of my life 😌

From @nathanleeallen

6. 5 places to visit in Utah that aren’t NP 🏜️👇🏻

📍Kanab Sand Caves, located 5 miles north of Kanab. The caves are easily accessible with a 1.2 round trip hike. The caves are an old sand mines and they are a very cool and easy stop if you are in the area.
📍Factory Butte is a remote area with incredible rocks formations near Hanksville. One of my favorite spots to visit there is Moonscapes overlook, a stunning viewpoint located on a canyon rim called Skyline Rim. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle is recommended especially for the last part of the ride.
📍Bonneville Salt Flats, are located on the I-80 between Salt Lake City and Wendover,Nevada. The best of the year to visit for the mirror effect is in Winter
📍Comic Ashtray, located near Escalante is one of my favorite hidden gems in Utah. The hike to get there is 9 miles round trip but you can skip a big part of it if you have a 4x4
📍Goblin’s Lair, is a 70 foot natural sandstone cave located in Goblin Valley State Park. The hike is only 2.3 miles but the last part before entering the cave is a bit more steep. If you actually want to walk inside the cave you will need to climb down some rocks which could be a bit more challenging.

From @marco.miglionico

7. Top of Vernal Falls!

From @ando2chill

8. It’s that time of the year when the sun lines up with keyhole and lasts for couple of weeks 🔥

From @markian.b

9. Couldn’t believe my eyes. Is a road-trip through Utah on your bucket list? ✨

From @eyeofshe

10. I would give anything to relive driving out of Tunnel View for the first time 🥹

From theloverspassport

11. One of the coolest places I’ve ever been 😍

From @jakeguzman

12. 🦇 Save this Carlsbad Caverns National Park guide for future planning!

📝 Facts about Carlsbad Caverns National Park, located in New Mexico!

•This limestone cave was created over 250 million years ago

•The bones of ice age animals such as Lions and Giant Sloths have been found at the caves entrance.

•The temperature of the cave holds at a steady 56 degrees year round.

•As many as 300,000 bats come from the cave each night.

•The Big Room section of Carlsbad Caverns covers 8.2 acres. Making it the largest accessible chamber in the United States.

🥾 Hikes/things to do

You can purchase tickets for the Self Guided Tour in advance, or at the counter when you arrive.

•Self Guided Natural Entrance Trail (recommended) 1.25 miles
•Ranger Guided Tours (6 options)
•Bat Flight viewing area

🏨 Where to stay

The city of Carlsbad New Mexico provides hotels and lodging to fit any budget!

From @thenationalparktravelers

13. 4 of my favorite places in Oregon 🤯🌲

From @jakeguzman

14. Sunset over the Dragon/sorting hat. 🏜️

The desert really has some of the most unique rock formations 🙌🏻

From @jj.trailwalker

15. 5 places in the USA you need to visit in 2024 😮‍💨


From @natyexplora

16. The Yosemite of the Utah.

From @tylerwayneglass

17. 📍This hidden gem in Southern Arizona could be named America’s next national park!

✨ Chiricahua National Monument, this area is one of the most unique we’ve ever explored, with landscape similar to Bryce Canyon in Utah!

📝 If a new bipartisan bill passes, the desert rock formations and forests of Chiricahua National Monument could become America’s newest national park.

From @thenationalparktravelers

18. Which one you want to go first? 👇

From @nishatandmusa

19. Snow covered Bryce Canyon at sunrise 🙌🏻

The frigid mornings here in the winter are always worth it for some of the most incredible sunrises. This morning was just above 0 degrees Fahrenheit but worth every second.

From @jj.trailwalker

20. Sometimes you never know where life is going to take you......

We were in Lake Tahoe for Christmas break and the snow wasn’t what we were hoping for. So we packed up early and headed to Yosemite National Park.

None of us had ever been to Yosemite and we had done little to no research on where to take the kids once we got into the National Park. Not to mention we had our two dogs with us too. But we dove in head first and took on the fun adventure in the rain.

We were able to hit most of the park’s highlights and I am sure they look a little different in this video covered in clouds, but it was a perfect unexpected family adventure that we will never forget.

Can you find El Capitan and Half Dome in the video?

From @southoc_moms

21. Thankful places like this exist! At Denver, Colorado

Please remember to Leave No Trace when exploring. Dispose of waste properly, leave what you find, be respectful of wildlife, and considerate of others.

From @venturingvestal

22. Swooping in during blue hour at Escalante River Canyon 💙

It was too brief of a scene.

From @southern.utah.photo

23. Utah Road Trip Itinerary 🚙🏜️👇🏻

✈️ Day 1: Arrive in Las Vegas and visit Valley of Fire or Cathedral Gorge State Park
🥾Day 2: Zion National Park and hike to Angels Landing 
🏜️ Day 3: Bryce Canyon National Park, hike Navajo Loop and watch sunset at Sunset Point
🪐 Day 4: Cosmic Ashtray and Capitol Reef National Park. Watch sunset at temple of Sun and the Moon
🌕 Day 5: Hanksville visit the area near Mars research station, rent an atv to explore Factory Butte and watch sunset at Moonscape Overlook
🪨 Day 6: Goblin Valley in the morning and then drive to Moab. Hike to Delicate Arch and watch sunset from there
🏜️ Day 7: Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. Watch sunrise at Green River Overlook, hike to Mesa Arch and explore the other viewpoints
🚙 Day 8 depending on your return flight or itinerary you can either head north to Salt Lake City or start driving back to Vegas.
🧂Day 9 Salt Lake City and Bonneville Salt Flats. If you you are coming back to Vegas or you have more days instead, add some stops like Monumnet Valley or Lake Powell on the way back and maybe some other spots in AZ (check my story highlights for inspiration)

From @marco.miglionico

24. Some footage of my hike on Piper Mountain

Part of the beautiful Belknap Range in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire

From @benjamin.moreau.photo

25. Slow sunrise 🏞️

From @rafaelphotography_

26. Magical night at Yosemite National Park, California.

From @jwglai

27. ❄️Reasons why we went to Zion in winter⬇️

1️⃣Our primary reason for coming to Zion in winter was to have more solitude in the park. After reading online just how many people visit the park during the peak season we were very discouraged to come here between March-November. So we decided that we’d rather dress really warm and come here in January.

2️⃣You can drive your own vehicle into the park. The shuttle bus runs from March through late November, so you are not allowed to drive Zion Canyon Scenic Drive yourself during this time. Last day of shuttle service is Nov 26, so after this day you can drive the scenic drive until the shuttle bus resumes in March.

🎄The shuttle also is in service for the holidays December 22-31.

🚗Driving ourselves made a big difference as we could be on our own schedule, we didn’t have to wait in line for the shuttle, and we could stop anywhere we’d like to take photos on the scenic drive.

3️⃣The lodging is a lot cheaper in winter. We ended up staying at an upscale hotel that we would not have normally stayed at.

4️⃣We wanted to see the unique winter landscape-the contrast of white snow against the red rock.

5️⃣While this one didn’t apply to us at the time, here is one more reason-it’s easier to get permits in winter because there are fewer people applying. You might consider this if you are planning on doing one of the hikes that require a permit.

🚫Cons to visiting in winter:
•It’s really cold, sometimes below freezing, so you have to dress in layers.
•Some hikes might be closed due to weather conditions or danger or ice falling down.
•You won’t see the green vegetation.

From @scenery.seekers

29. This is the most epic state in the USA 😮‍💨

From @natyexplora

30. 𝐌𝐔𝐒𝐓 𝐃𝐎:📍Kanab, Utah Ultimate Itinerary Guide (Part 1) ✍🏼

[‘𝗦𝗔𝗩𝗘’ 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿]
🌅 Moqui Caves (6 miles away)
🌅 The Belly of the Dragon (17 miles away)
🌅 Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon (12 miles away; 4x4 required)
🌅 Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park (20 miles away)
🌅 The Great Chamber (32 miles away; 4x4 required)

Most of these sites near Kanab can all be done during a long weekend, considering they’re all +/- a few miles from each other.

Pin these location to your Google Maps, and coordinate which to visit first, and so on to help you maximize your time while in Kanab.

🏢 Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile ($$$)
🏢 Canyons Boutique Hotel ($$)
🏢 Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kanab ($)
🏢 Hampton Inn Kanab ($)


From @rickyroams

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