The Sierra Nevada ranges are home to some of the best national parks and most rewarding trails. Arguably they are as stunning as the Rockies.
The Sierra Nevadas are one of the massive mountain range systems in the Contiguous United States (others include the Appalachians, the Rockies, and the Cascades). They are home to some of the United States’ most well-known natural attractions including the Mariposa Grove of Sequoias (and the General Sherman), Lake Tahoe, Mount Whitney, three national parks, and a national monument.
The Sierra Nevadas run between California’s Central Valley and the Great Basin of Nevada. Most of the range lies in California, although parts also spill over into Nevada. After visiting one can decide what is the most stunning range in the American West – the Rockies, Sierras, or the Cascades.