Forty glaciers from Harding Icefield dominate this Kenai Peninsula park. After ogling goliath glaciers, look for fauna. Whales, eagles, falcons, and sea lions are often seen.
Every year, travellers from around the world gather at Crater Lake's rim. The deepest caldera in the U.S. was formed 6,000-8,000 years ago by a volcanic eruption and is fed by snow and rain.
Grand Prismatic Spring, the third largest spring in the world, draws large visitors. Heat-loving microorganisms on the spring's margins cause the colour change.
Grand Prismatic Spring
The Colorado River runs between 200-million-year-old Navajo sandstone cliffs at this picturesque point north of the Grand Canyon.
Na Pali Coast State Park spans 17 kilometres along Kauai's northwest coast. Na Pali's claim to fame is its 4,000-foot-tall, emerald-green mountain range.
Na Pali Coast
Antelope Valley's 1,780-acre poppy reserve blooms orange each spring. Drive the eight-mile Mojave Desert Grassland track with a camera, but stop to savour the blossoms.
Lake Tahoe is the largest freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada range. The alpine beauty formed more than two million years ago during the cold ages.
The Maroon Bells are two Rocky Mountain peaks reflected in Maroon Lake and carpeted in wildflowers. Photos don't do them justice.
Angel Oak may be the oldest tree east of the Mississippi River. Angel Oak grows both out and up, while real oaks only grow out.