USA March 12, 2021
The 10 Most Colorful Natural Wonders In America That Belong On Your Bucket List
With 50 breathtaking states that all offer their own amazing attractions, it’s easy to find jaw-dropping natural wonders within the United States. But out of all of America’s natural wonders, there are some that are simply a bit more eye-catching than others. Full of gorgeous colors that you won’t see just anywhere, here are some of the most vibrant views that you can find around the U.S.!
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1. Grand Prismatic Spring - Wyoming
One of many colorful destinations that are worth visiting in the state of Wyoming, Grand Prismatic Spring is considered to be the most photographed place within Yellowstone National Park. Filled with scalding hot water, this spring is actually deeper than a 10-story building! Made up of electrifying green, yellow and orange shades, this is one of America's most eye-catching natural wonders.
2. Paint Mines - Colorado
Out in Calhan, Colorado, the Paint Mines Interpretive Park is home to a beautiful ecological system. A historical site that's amazing to see in person, Colorado's Paint Mines cover hundreds of acres of the park and features hiking trails that will give you a unique view at these colorful natural wonders.
3. Green Lake - New York
Inside Green Lakes State Park in New York, Green Lake is one of the only meromictic lakes that you can find on the entire planet. A very rare natural wonder, the water maintains such a vibrant and crystal clear emerald shade because the lake does not experience any turnover. The state park features a beach that allows you to swim in the colorful water, with plenty of hiking trails surrounding the lake as well.
4. Havasu Falls - Arizona
Arizona may just be America's most colorful state, with the breathtaking Havasu Falls flowing within the Grand Canyon. The waterfall has a roughly 100-foot drop, splashing down into a gorgeous pool of bright blue water at the base of the falls. Havasu Falls has become a popular place to visit for those who are camping in the nearby area on the Havasupai Indian Reservation.
5. Lake McDonald - Montana
An amazing place to photograph, Lake McDonald is the largest of 700 lakes within Glacier National Park. This lake in particular is not only filled with beautifully hued water, but also has an array of colored pebbles below the water near the shores.
6. Painted Desert - Arizona
Another colorful location within the Grand Canyon, Arizona's Painted Desert is known for having bold red colors that will make your head turn, and even shades of light purple that you won't expect to see. Inside the park, visitors will find a variety of trails that are great for beginners and experienced explorers.
7. Morning Glory Pool - Wyoming
Located inside Yellowstone National Park, Morning Glory Pool is made up of layers of vibrant colors. The hot spring maintains a vivid color all throughout the year due to bacteria, very rarely ever erupting as a geyser. While the spring keeps a unique color, over the years it has become damaged due to visitors throwing objects inside of this natural wonder.
8. Waimea Canyon - Hawaii
The gorgeous islands of Hawaii are made up of endless colorful natural wonders that you'll wish you could surround yourself with always. Getting the opportunity to see the Waimea Canyon is an underrated experience that belongs on your list of things to do before you die. Known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, this canyon features some of the wettest places on earth.
9. Fly Geyser - Nevada
One of the most amazing natural wonders in America, Nevada's Fly Geyser is hiding in plain sight out in Washoe County. Located on a private island, the geyser is layered in colors of yellow, red, green and orange in a way that you've never seen before.
10. La Jolla Cove - California
In America, we're lucky to have a beautiful blue body of water in just about every state, but out in California the electrifying shades of blue that you can find at La Jolla Cove will leave you speechless. The cove is surrounded by beautiful cliffs; it's a scenic place to cool off and appreciate California's coastal views.
What’s the most colorful natural wonder you’ve ever seen in America? If you have your own photos of any of these natural wonders, be sure to share them with us in our comments!