Seven Wonders of Winter

When Jack Frost gets his hands on America's natural wonders it makes for some pretty awe-inspiring sights. Check out our picks for the USA's most impressive frozen scenery.
By: Allee Sangiolo

Photo By: Getty

Photo By: Getty

Photo By: Getty

Photo By: Getty

Photo By: Getty

Photo By: Getty

Yosemite National Park, California

The setting sun illuminates El Capitan monolith in frozen Yosemite National Park. A favorite for advanced rock climbers, "The Chief" is the world's largest solid granite block, rising an awe-inspiring 3,500 feet above the ground.

Multnomah Falls, Oregon

After an ice storm, freezing cold water continues to plummet an impressive 620 feet into the Columbia River. Visitors can take in the spectacular view from the Benson Bridge, built in 1914 for scenes like this one.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Snow coats the ground around the Belgian Pool, a hot spring in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. You can look, but don't get too close! Originally named Oyster Spring, the natural wonder was renamed after a Belgian visitor who fell into it in 1929 and suffered fatal thermal burns.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

A snowy shot of Bryce Canyon's hoodoos, tall rock structures that form from water, wind and ice erosion.

St. Joseph Lighthouses, Michigan

The St. Joseph Lighthouses attempt to withstand the elements on frozen Lake Michigan. The 2 lighthouses were built in the early 1900s, and the outer light is one of the oldest on the lake. 

Coyote Buttes, Arizona

Jack Frost puts an icy touch on "The Wave," an incredible sandstone rock formation in Coyote Buttes North, a section of the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. In order to preserve the spectacular sight, only 20 hikers (with permits) per day are allowed to visit.

Joshua Tree National Park, California

The sun rises over snow-clad Joshua trees in California's Mojave Desert.

Next Up

Seven Wonders

Our picks for the best wonder worthy sites.

Seven Wonders of China

From awe-inspiring works of art to tombs shrouded in mystery, we've uncovered China's Seven Wonders.

Seven Wonders of Egypt

These are wonders to add on your to-do list when traveling in Egypt.

Family Road Trip Travel Planner

Must-see spots for the perfect family road trip.

Top Trips for Solo Travelers

Follow Travel Channel's lead to a few unexpected destinations for women looking to head out in the world on their own.