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Mesa Verde has some of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in the world. National Park System. Mesa Verde was built by Ancestral Puebloan people. At the site, there are over four thousand archaeological sites and over six hundred cliff dwellings.
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It is best known for the cliff dwellings, including the largest cliff dwelling in North America. Antelope Canyon is the most visited and most photographed slot canyon in the Southwest. The canyon was formed through erosion as the result of flash floodes. Antelope Canyon is one of the most visually spectacular sites in the Southwest. The park is one of only twenty World Heritage sites in the United States. It is also one of the most important pre-Columbian cultural and historical areas in North America.
The Canyon is miles long and is over a mile deep. The Canyon has been continuously inhabited by Native American and is a holy site for the Pueblo Indians. Canyon de Chelly features sheer cliff walls that have been cut for millions of years by water and wind. At the bottom of the canyon was a traditional farming area for the Ancient Puebloans who used to populate the area around the AD.
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El Morro represents one of the unique meeting points of American Indian Culture and the Conquistadors. It was a resting point for both cultures in the Southwest as it provided an oasis in the Desert. On the top of El Morro are the remains of a Mesa top Pueblo where approximately people may have lived around AD.
Among the unique inscriptions on the mesa include Native American Petroglyphs.
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In more recent years i. El Malpais El Malpais was created by volcanic forces over the last million years. The volcano spread Molten lava across the desert and created trenches and caves through the region. El Malpais is one of the best geologic records of volcanic activity on the planet. Skip to navigation Skip to main content Skip to footer.
Act Now. Donate menu icon Menu. More News. The park gets its name from the Yellowstone River, which in turn was named for the bright mustard-colored canyon walls it flows through. From the lush valleys to the rocky canyons to the steaming geyser basins to the peaceful lakes, Yellowstone's terrain is varied and vibrant.
Yellowstone is home to more than half the world's geysers and an exceptional concentration of geothermal energy. Yellowstone has the largest concentration of mammals in the contiguous United States including a high number of large predators. Stories Nature. The national parks.
The national parks - Swedish Lapland
National parks are areas featuring a certain type of landscape, protected to preserve their natural condition. Swedish Lapland has the most, the oldest and the largest national parks in Sweden.
Photo: Carl-Johan Utsi. World Heritage Laponia In Sweden there are 29 national parks, but most of them, and most of the total protected surface, are located in Swedish Lapland. Also read Making travel plans? Give them an Arctic twist with our Travel Dream Transformer. First in Europe Sweden was the first country in all of Europe to establish national parks. Sweden was first in Europe with nine parks, four of which located in Swedish Lapland.
Also read On skis through Sarek National Park. Plenty of footbridges in the national parks. Accessible parks Most national parks have been made accessible to visitors. Blueberries, or rather Bilberries. Also read Welcome, the forest is yours.