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Big Bend National Park, Texas

It's easy to feel like the last person standing when you visit the desert abyss that is Big Bend National Park.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Formed by volcanoes, sustained by the earth's molten rock layers and teeming with flowers, fauna and vistas galore, Yellowstone is one of America's best-loved national parks.

Great Basin National Park, Nevada

Though the untrained eye might see little more than desert when driving through the Great Basin, a closer look will reveal a land full of flora and fauna that is in a state of constant change.

Zion National Park, Utah

With more than 2 1/2 million visitors a year, Zion National Park is easily Utah's most visited natural landmark.

Death Valley National Park, California

In Death Valley National Park, daily temperatures soar, and visitors are not greeted by some of Mother Nature's most intense physical features.

Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota

Strap on your sea legs, and hop aboard the nearest watercraft -- Voyageurs National Park is water-based, and some of her finest treasures will only be unlocked by boat.

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake National Park is certainly not for onlookers alone: this is a park full of hands-on, outdoor adventure.

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Visitors to Shenandoah National Park will see for themselves why John Denver crooned so passionately about the winding country roads of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Touted as having therapeutic qualities, the pure waters flowing from hot springs have been enjoyed by bathers for centuries.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Part national park, part tropical oasis and part geological masterpiece: any way you look at it, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a literal hotbed of activity.

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

While there's nothing scary about Petrified Forest National Park, there is certainly something mysterious and wondrous.

Everglades National Park, Florida

The Florida Everglades is the only subtropical preserve in North America, and its endangerment has placed it at the forefront of a massive restoration movement.

Trail Ridge Road

In a state that's chock-a-block with superlatives, the Trail Ridge Road -- also known by its less romantic numeric moniker, US Highway 34 -- is a Colorado classic.

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

The landscape of Mt. Rainier National Park is punctuated by the enormity of the mountain itself -- a 14,000-foot-tall volcano looming over surrounding forests and meadows.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

Entering any of Carlsbad Caverns' 113 caves is like entering a larger-than-life sandcastle, where drips of sand have been changed into a twisting structure of peaks and spires.

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