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TheMostNaturalLandscapeinAmerica(IV)

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Located in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean, the Hawaiian Islands consist of more than 130 islands from the southeast to the northwest. It is an archipelago with an extension of 2,400 kilometers. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is located on the Hawaiian island of Hawaii, USA. It covers an area of 929 square kilometers and consists of two modern active volcanoes, Mauna Lod and Kilauea.

There is a lush tropical rain forest here. There are also bats, Hawaiian geese, big eagle, crows, Hawaiian white-bellied waterbirds and other animals. The two modern active volcanoes of Kilauea and Mauna Loa are the main components of this park. They are also a prominent symbol of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The park was established in 1961 under the US Congressional Decree and became the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The status of the park does not prevent local people from carrying out traditional activities in the park. Locals regularly go to the park without spending $5 on admission fees, they can pick the herbs they need, and women can bathe in the park's hot springs. The park receives approximately two million visitors a year with good facilities. Exhibitions, screenings, and a large number of documents are held in the spacious tour center, and the center also offers special guides. The asphalt paved road network allows visitors to explore the edge of the Kilauea Mountains or walk to the beach. The colorful scenery is amazing, and the walking trails are all in all directions. As the sun sets, you will see silver-gray craters with smoke, a pile of orange sulphur, a mineral-rich desert and dense forests, and towering ferns intertwined with dark leaves. Visitors can climb the 4,170-meter-high Mauna Loa volcano,2.5 inch stainless steel pipe a mountain that has been piled up with lava flows, and there are sometimes snow on its delicate circular hilltops.

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Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon is not a single canyon, but a series of natural amphitheaters or bowls, carved into the edge of a high plateau. The most famous of these is the Bryce Amphitheater (pictured below), which is filled with irregularly eroded spires of rocks called hoodoos. Perhaps every visitor to the park will spend at least some time marvelling at its four main viewpoints, all found within the first few miles of the park: Bryce Point, Inspiration Point, Sunset Point, and Sunrise Point. Between April and October a shuttle service is operated in this area of the park to reduce congestion.

Other viewpoints are found all along the park's 18-mile main road which travels from park's only entrance in the north along the plateau rim to its highest elevations in the south. Hiking trails explore the forests of the plateau, connect between viewpoints along the rim of the Bryce Amphitheater, and wander through the hoodoos below. Deepen your understanding of the park by attending a ranger program, whether it be a daily geology talk, rim walk, evening program, astronomy program, or full moon hike. Be sure to ask about our Jr. Ranger Program at the visitor information desk. Concessionaire-provided horseback rides are another way to experience Bryce Canyon during the summer season.


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