One of the most interesting, special and exciting destinations in California has to be Kings Canyon National Park. Every year, countless out-of-state visitors flock to Fresno hotels so they can spend a few days exploring this amazing national park and the other activities and attractions that the Fresno area has to offer.
Kings Canyon National Park is a region of California that features phenomenal displays of nature including enormous canyons with soaring rock walls, innumerable lakes, waterfalls and lovely mountain meadows. Visitors can enter Kings Canyon National Park by driving on Highway 180 about 60 miles east of downtown Fresno. For just $ 20 per car, visitors can leave the comfort of their Fresno hotels and gain access to all this amazing park has to offer. This park offers so many scenic highlights including Roaring River Falls, Zumwalt Meadow, Panoramic Point, Grant Grove Trail with historic Gamlin Cabin, Fallen Monarch Tree, and the steep granite cliffs of the North Dome and Grand Sentinel. Kings Canyon National
Park is home to the General Grant tree, which has also been dubbed The Nation’s Christmas tree.
John Muir, a Scottish-born American naturalist and author, described one of the canyons of the mighty Kings River as “A rival to Yosemite.” The white water of this untamed river is a fantastic sight to behold as it rushes between its granite canyon walls. The 40-mile drive along Highway 180 from the entrance to Kings Canyon National Park to Cedar Grove Village is known as the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway. This is a gorgeous drive that zigzags down into the canyon, passing a myriad of wonderful sights along the way. Deep in the heart of Kings Canyon Cedar Grove is a lush area rife with tumbling waterfalls, meadows and miles of quiet hiking trails.
After a day or two spent exploring this beautiful national park, you’ll be ready to head back to one of the many Fresno hotels for a great night’s sleep.
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