One of the reasons why a rental in Klamath Falls is very popular among tourists visiting California is because of its close proximity to various natural attractions in the area. From awe-inspiring mountain ranges to amazing national forest and wilderness areas to challenging scenic trails--you will discover a host of unique natural attractions that you would hardly find anywhere else. Complete your vacation by visiting the places near your Alturas vacation home.
Modoc National Forest
A wondrous natural attraction that features unspoilt mountains, wetlands, pine forests, meadows, high desert plateaus, canyons, lava beds, lakes, streams and wildlife, the Modoc National Forest tops this list for a mighty good reason. Here, you can do all sorts of exciting outdoor activities, such as hiking, rock climbing, camping and backpacking. Originally, this attraction was divided into two units--the Warner Mountains Forest Reserve and the Modoc Forest Reserve. They were consolidated to form the Modoc National Forest in 1908. It was named after the warlike Indian tribe called the Modocs, who battled during 1872 to 1873 at the lava beds in the area.
Lassen Applegate Trail
One of the major trails that connect California to Oregon, the Lassen Applegate Trail will show you the best of what this place has to offer through scenic views of the Black Rock Desert, High Rock Canyon, the Warner Mountains, and many more. The journey through this trail is long and exhausting. Not to mention, it can also get quite dangerous, especially if you're not an expert hiker.
Lava Wilderness Area
The Lava Wilderness Area is best known for its rugged and dramatic volcanic formations. Domes, valleys, fissures and islands are just few of the many formations that you will find in this popular natural attraction. Aside from the volcanic formations, you will also find a variety of pines, junipers, oaks and other plants and trees that paint the landscape with beautiful colors. If sightseeing is not enough, you can also partake in outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and mountain biking.
The Warner Mountains is an 85-mile long mountain range that extends from southern Oregon to the northeastern part of California. The mountains lie within the Basin and Range Province, extending up to the Lassen County, Modoc County, and Lake County in Oregon. This mountain range, which is part of the Modoc National Forest in California and the Fremont National Forest in Oregon, has Eagle Peak at its highest peak with an elevation of 9,892 feet.
Blue Lake Recreation
One hiking trail that you should try is at Blue Lake Recreation. What you'd love about this trail is the fact that it is covered mostly by large Ponderosa Pines so you don't have to worry about getting toasted under the sun. Wildlife viewing is the top activity you can do in this place, as this natural attraction is abundant with a wide variety of plants and animals.
Visit the natural attractions and include these spots in your travel itinerary on your next vacation. Be sure to visit VacationHomes.com for a list of the best rentals in Alturas. Make your search easier by sorting it by price, location or amenities.