10 Fantastic Views in US National Parks

  • This ancient pueblo is the largest cliff dwelling in North America

    Amazing Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park

    A UNESCO World Heritage site located in Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park offers a stunning look into the lives of ancient Native American cultures. After strolling through this ancient cliff dwellings, be sure to pay a visit to the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum for another layer of edification

    Photo courtesy of Ken Lund

  • Arches National Park in Utah

    Arches National Park

    Arches Park in Utah is best known for preserving over 2,000 sandstone arches that are downright otherworldly. Don't visit the park without seeing the Delicate Arch, which is far and away the most prominent site.

    Photo courtesy of Trodel

  • Canyonlands National Park in southeastern Utah

    Canyonlands National Park

    Canyonlands National Park in southeastern Utah (not far from the town of Moab) is especially popular for recreation. Hiking, four-wheeling, mountain biking, and backpacking are all common activities along the park's many remote trails, while kayakers and rafters enjoy paddling along the Green River and Colorado River.

    Photo courtesy of Wolfgang Staudt

  • Yellowstone National Park's Morning Glory pool

    Yellowstone's Morning Glory Pool

    There's tons to see and do in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park, of course, but the ethereal Morning Glory pool is a must-visit. The iridescent, striking color of the pool is a result of bacteria that inhabit the waters.

    Photo courtesy of daveynin

  • Grand Canyon gives photographers unparalleled opportunity

    Grand Canyon at Sunset

    Carved by the force of the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon is truly a natural wonder.  If the sheer expanse isn't enough to dazzle, just wait for the gorgeous colors of its sunsets.

    Photo courtesy of StuSeeger

  • The road looking up to Zion Tunnel out of Zion Canyon

    Zion National Park

    Zion National Park is actually Utah's first national park. The most prominent feature of the park is Zion Canyon, a dazzling 15-mile stretch cut through Navajo Sandstone.

    Photo courtesy of KenLund

  • Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park

    Acadia National Park

    Acadia National Park, located on Mount Desert Island north of Portland Maine, was established as the first national park east of the Mississippi.  Wealthy families like the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts flocked to this stunning region and actually built a lot of the infrastructure.  

    Photo courtesy of kds4850

  • Thor Hammer at Bryce Canyon National Park

    Navajo Loop Trail at Bryce Canyon National Park

    Bryce Canyon, another jewel in Utah's crown, is all about rock formations. Despite its name, Bryce Canyon isn't actually a canyon, but rather a natural amphitheater.

    Photo courtesy of daveynin