A UNESCO World Heritage site located in Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park offers a stunning look into the lives of ancient Native American cultures.
Enjoy the views from shore or paddle the rivers and lakes for a more adventurous experience at this park in Montana.
Arches National Park in Utah is best known for preserving over 2,000 sandstone arches that are downright otherworldly.
Canyonlands National Park in southeastern Utah (not far from the town of Moab) is especially popular for recreation.
The iridescent, striking color of the pool at this Wyoming park is a result of bacteria that inhabit the waters.
If the sheer expanse of the Grand Canyon isn't enough to dazzle, just wait for the gorgeous colors of its sunsets.
Zion National Park was actually Utah's first national park. The most prominent feature is Zion Canyon, a dazzling 15-mile stretch cut through Navajo Sandstone.
Acadia National Park, located on Mount Desert Island north of Portland, Maine, was established as the first national park east of the Mississippi.
Despite its name, Bryce Canyon isn't actually a canyon, but rather a natural amphitheater.
Straddling the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, the pass known as Newfound Gap introduces drivers to all manner of plant life.