Out west, the landscapes are vast and beautiful. There's no place better to check them out than at these National Parks.
Badlands National Park in South Dakota teems with pinnacles, towers, buttes, ravines and gulches.
Formed by volcanoes and full of flowers, fauna and vistas galore, Yellowstone is possibly the grandest national park.
Rainforests and emerald lakes make Washington's Olympic National Park one of the most majestic parks.
One of America's first wilderness parks, central California's Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls.
Centuries of wind and water have sculpted more than 2,000 natural arches in Utah's Arches National Park.
Of the 300 known caves in New Mexico's Guadalupe Mountains, 120 of them are in Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
The Colorado River started its work creating the Grand Canyon more than 20 million years ago.
Alaska's Denali National Park contains the equivalent of an area 3 miles wide stretching from Washington, DC, to LA.
The legendary giant redwoods in Northern California's Redwood National Park are the planet's tallest living organisms.
One hundred miles inland from the Pacific Ocean in southwestern Oregon, Crater Lake is one of the oldest National Parks.