North America is full of still very wild lands, where nature puts on a show. In the United States in particular, in the national parks, these places preserved from industrialization, it is possible to admire superb waterfalls which alone offer so many truly incredible spectacles. As a result, it was still difficult to choose only 10…
1. Palouse Falls (Washington)
Renowned for its wild lands, the state of Washington hides a rather mind-blowing natural treasure: the Palouse Falls. Here, water flows into a basalt cavity formed during the Ice Age. All in a setting of formidable rock formations…
2. Shoshone Falls (Idaho)
Already popular at the time of the pioneers because located on one of the main paths on which the latter transited, on their way to their new life, this fall is one of the largest in the country: 65 meters high for 992 meters lenght. It’s not called the Niagara of the West for nothing. Shoshone Falls are larger than Niagara Falls.
3. St. Louis Canyon Falls, Illinois
Not far from Chicago, this exceptional site includes 18 sandstone canyons. And it’s when spring comes to life that the waterfalls come to life. End of the end, in winter, the ice gives the site a resolutely epic side.
4. Wailua Falls (Hawaii)
Made famous by the Fantasy Island series, these magnificent waterfalls have the advantage of being very easily accessible, just a few minutes from the Kauai airport. In the morning, you can even see a rainbow. Even more magical!
5. Rainbow Falls (New York)
It’s hard to choose between the 19 waterfalls in this valley of surreal beauty. Accessible at the end of a rather sporty walk of 5 km and more than 200 steps, these waterfalls owe their name to the way in which the sunlight reflects on the surface of this so photogenic white water.
As one of the most unspoiled states, Wyoming conjures up epic images. A fascinating territory within which you can visit the famous Yellowstone Park. And if the place is especially popular for its limestone basins, its hot springs and its geysers, it would be a shame not to pay homage to the beauty of the waterfalls. A natural wonder shaped by lava that today attracts tourists from all over the world.
7. Niagara Falls (New York)
This set of three waterfalls on the border between Canada and the United States is one of the most famous tourist sites in the world. And it’s been going on for more than a century. Made up of three waterfalls, the most famous of which is the horseshoe-shaped one, Niagara Falls are 57 meters high and 945 meters wide. An incredible site that also generates a large amount of energy. Fun fact: the two towns on either side of the falls are called Niagara Falls. One is American and the other Canadian.
8. Yosemite Falls (California)
We no longer present Yosemite National Park. A natural sanctuary of breathtaking beauty, in which you can admire this succession of three waterfalls. Here, the water flows over 740 meters and in late spring, when the snow and ice melt, the flow is most spectacular.
9. Nugget Falls (Alaska)
Borrowing their name from the Nugget Glacier, the Nugget Falls flow into Lake Mendenhall at the foot of Mount Bullard. The originality of these falls is that here, the water flows along the rock.
10. Havasu Falls (Arizona)
A small canyon hidden in the desert, near the Grand Canyon, the Havasu Falls are truly sublime. In particular because of the color of the water, due to the limestone. A kind of oasis in the middle of ocher rocks, accessible on foot. Several companies also offer to take advantage of the flight over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter to also admire the Havasu Falls.