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Arizona (USA)

Antelope Canyon

 

Antelope Canyon is a narrow natural crevice that is hard to hike, but it offers great chance for a picturesque photo. Broken lines of sandstone and straight lines of sun rays create magnificent appearance.

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

 

Canyon de Chelly is a spectacular combination of natural beauty created by erosion and human activity who lived here in dwellings all along the canyon.

 

Grand Canyon National Park

 

Grand Canyon, located in Northern Arizona is one of the most spectacular natural formations not only in the United States, but all of the World.

 

 

Havasu Falls

 

Havasu Falls is located on the south border of the Grand Canyon National Park hidden in a picturesque canyon.

 

 

 

Montezuma Castle

 

Montezuma Castle is an ancient native American settlement that was mistakenly identified as an Aztec outpost by the first explorers in the 19th century.

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

 

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park located in Arizona is a World famous mainly thanks to Marlboro commercials.

Navajo National Monument

 

Navajo National Monument is one of the largest and best preserved cliff dwelling complexes in the American Southwest.

Petrified Forest National Park

 

Petrified Forest National Park is an area that contains remains of the ancient prehistoric forest those fossils are spread around the desert.

Saguaro National Park

 

Saguaro National Park is located in Southern Arizona, USA. This nature reserve covers an area of 91,440 acres.

Vulture Mine Ghost Town

Vulture Mine is an abandoned ghost town located in Maricopa County in a state of Arizona, USA. The town was originally found in 1863.

   

 

California (USA)

Bodie Ghost Town

Bodie in California is one of the largest and best preserved ghost towns in United States.

Channel Islands

 

Channel Islands is a group of islands of various sizes just of the coast of California. It covers a total area of 249,561 acres.

Darwin Ghost Town

Ghost town of Darwin takes its name from Dr. E. Darwin French who lead an expedition in 1860 in search of legendary Lost Gunsight lode.

Death Valley

 

Death Valley despite its name draws thousands of tourists to view unique and majestic landscapes that can't be found anywhere else.

Fort Ross

 

Fort Ross was found here as a fortress post for the Russian empire in 1812 it was intended protect the possessions of the Russian tsars in the New World.

Joshua Tree National Park

 

Joshua Tree National Park is situated in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California, United States. It covers an area of 789,745 acres.

Kings Canyon National Park

 

Kings Canyon National Park is situated in Fresno county, California in United States. It covers a total area of 462,901 acres.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

 

Lassen Volcanic National Park is situated in Lassen, Plumas, Shasta and Tehama Counties of California state in United States.

La Purisima Mission

La Purisima Mission is the only Spanish Catholic mission structure in California in United States. Rumors still persist that this historical complex is haunted by the spirits of people who once lived and died here.

Randsburg Ghost Town

Randsburg is situated in Kern County, off the US Highway 395 in California. The settlement was found in 1895 around gold mines.

Redwood National Park

 

Redwood National Park that covers Del Norte and Humboldt Counties of California became an inspiration for planet Endor in the Star Wars movies.

Sequoia National Park

 

Sequoia National Park situated in Tulare county covers a large area of virgin forests that consists largely of giant Sequoia trees.

Six Rivers National Forest/ Big Foot Video

 

Six Rivers National Forest situated in California is most famous for Patterson-Gimlin film of the Bigfoot.

Yosemite National Park

 

Yosemite National Park is located in Tuolumne, Mariposa, Madera Counties of California. It covers an area of 761,266 acres.

   

 

 

Colorado (USA)

Animas Forks Ghost Town

Animas Forks Ghost Town is situated 12 miles Northeast of Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado in United States.

Aspen Mountain

 

Aspen Mountain is situated in Pitkin County in Colorado, United States. It reaches an elevation of 11,212 ft.

Black Canyon

 

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is situated in Montrose County, Colorado. This nature reserve covers an area of 30,244 acres.

Great Sand Dunes National Park

 

Great Sand Dunes National Park is a large expanse of sand dunes situated in Alamosa and Saguache counties, Colorado in United States.

Mesa Verde

 

Mesa Verde is designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site for the ruined settlement of the Anasazi tribe.

Mount Elbert

 

Mount Elbert in Colorado reaches an elevation of 14,443 feet (4,401 m) and it is the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states.

Nevadaville Ghost Town

Nevadaville is an abandoned mining settlement situated in Gilpin County, Colorado. It was originally found in 1859.

Rocky Mountains National Park

 

Rocky Mountains National Park is situated in Boulder, Grand, Larimer Counties of Colorado. It covers an area of 265,761 acres.

Saint Elmo Ghost Town

Saint Elmo Ghost Town located in Colorado is one of the best preserved ghost town in United States.

Vail Ski Resort

 

Vail Ski Resort located in Colorado is famous for its 193 runs. The longest measures up to 4 miles (6.4 km).

Weminuche Wilderness Area

 

Weminuche Wilderness Area is situated in the Colorado. This is the largest wilderness area in a state and covers an area of 488,210 acres.

 

 

Idaho (USA)

Sawtooth Wilderness

 

Sawtooth Wilderness is situated in Blaine, Boise, Custer, Elmore counties, Idaho. The area covers an area of 217,088 acres.

     

 

Montana (USA)

Bannack Ghost Town

Bannack Ghost Town is a historic abandoned settlement located in Beaverhead Country, Montana near modern day town of Dillon. Bannack was originally found in 1862.

Bear Paw Battlesite

 

Bear Paw Battle site is a location of a Battle of Bear Paw that is situated in Blaine County, Montana.

Big Hole National Battlefield

 

Big Hole National Battlefield is a historic site of a battle between Nez Perce native tribes and US cavalry that was fought on 9- 10 August 1877.

Big Sky Resort

 

Big Sky Resort is visited by tourists all year long, but it is particularly famous for its 150 ski runs. The longest run measures up to 6 miles.

Elkhorn Ghost Town

Elkhorn, Montana was constructed on a site of a silver mining camp after a large deposit of precious metal was discovered nearby.

Garnet Ghost Town

Garnet, Montana is a ghost town found near a golden deposit that was discovered here in 1862.

Glacier National Park

 

Glacier National Park is situated near Kalispell, Montana in United States. This nature reserve covers an area of 1,013,322 acres.

Little Bighorn Battlefield

 

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is famous battle site where Custer commanding his cavalry unit was killed by the native Americans.

 

Nevada (USA)

Belmont Ghost Town

Belmont is an abandoned ghost town situated in Nevada. Belmont was found in 1865 on a site of newly discovered silver deposit.

Gold Point Ghost Town

Gold Point Ghost Town is an abandoned settlement in Esmeralda County of Nevada. It was originally found in 1880's.

Great Basin National Park

 

Great Basin National Park sits near Baker, Nevada in United States. This nature reserve covers an area of 77,180 acres.

Rhyolite Ghost Town

Rhyolite Ghost Town is an abandoned settlement in Nye County, Nevada and was originally found in 1904.

 

New Mexico (USA)

Aztec Ruins National Monument

 

Aztec Ruins National Monument covers an area of 318 acres and protects ruins of the Anasazi settlement that was created in the 11th century.

Carlsbad Caverns

 

 

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located in Eddy County, New Mexico. This nature reserve roughly covers an area of 46,766 acres.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

 

Ruins in the Chaco Canyon are some of the largest and most sophisticated structures in the region left by the Anasazi tribe.

Fort Union National Monument

 

Fort Union National Monument in Mora County, New Mexico protects ruins of the former frontier fort constructed by the US Army.

Gila Cliff Dwellings

 

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is a former settlement of the mysterious Anasazi people that disappeared without a trace.

Mogollon Ghost Town

Mogollon Ghost Town is an abandoned settlement in Catron County of New Mexico. It was originally found in 1880's.

White Sands National Monument

 

White Sands National Monument in New Mexico is World's largest deposit of white gypsum that gives its glistering color.

 

 

Oregon (USA)

Crater Lake

 

Crater Lake was formed about 8000 years ago from melting water and precipitation and was considered sacred by the Klamath tribe.

Golden Ghost Town

Golden Ghost Town is an abandoned settlement situated in Josephine County, OR. First community was established here in 1840's.

Hardman Ghost Town

Hardman is an abandoned community in Morrow County of Oregon. It was originally found in 1870s.

 

 

Utah (USA)

Arches National Park

 

Arches National Park in Southern Utah and is famous for its magnificent natural bridges that formed due to geological processes.

Bryce Canyon National Park

 

Bryce Canyon in North East Utah is not really a canyon, but a huge natural amphitheater carved by years of erosion by wind and water.

Canyonlands National Park

 

Canyonlands National Park landscape is shaped by two massive canyons that chewed through soft geologic layers for the past 300 million years.

Capital Reef National Park

 

Capital Reef National Park lies 10 mi (6 km) East of town of Torrey in Utah, United States. It covers an area of 241,904 acres.

Glen Canyon

 

Glen Canyon is a beautiful natural geologic formation carved by Colorado River in the Vermilion Cliffs in South- Eastern Utah.

 

Grafton Ghost Town

Grafton Ghost Town is situated in Washington County in Utah. It was found in 1859 and was eventually abandoned in 1921.

Grand Staircase-Escalante

 

Grand Staircase- Escalante covers a total area of 1.9 million acres and carries one of the best geological formations in the state.

Lake Powell

 

Lake Powell is a man made lake that formed after Glen Canyon was flooded. It is famous for fishing, water skis, boating and other activities.

Timpanogos Cave

 

Timpanogos Cave National Monument is a maze of underground tunnels that offer a cool retreat from hot weather.

Zion National Park

 

Zion National Park is situated in South Utah in United States. It covers an extensive area of 146,578 acres.

   

 

Wyoming (USA)

Bosler Ghost Town

Bosler Ghost Town is an abandoned settlement in Albany County in South- Eastern Wyoming, United States.

Devil’s Tower

 

Devil's Tower consists of sedimentary rock that was formed probably as a volcanic plug that made its way to the surface of the volcano and solidified.

Fort Laramie

 

Fort Laramie National Historic Site covers an area of 833 acres and protects ruins of the historic fortress that was originally found in 1830's.

Grand Teton National Park

 

Name of Grand Teton comes from French fur trappers that named three peaks of the park 'les trois tetons' or 'the three breasts'.

Yellowstone National Park

 

Yellowstone National Park is the first protected natural reserve in the World. It is famous due to its unique biosphere and geologic formations.

     

 

Washington (USA)

Columbia River Gorge

 

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area reaches maximum depth of 4,000 feet deep and stretches for over 80 miles in Washington and Oregon.

Molson Ghost Town

Molson is a ghost town located in Okanogan County, Washington. The town was found in 1900 by George Meacham and John Molson.

Mount Rainier National Park

 

Mount Rainier National Park is a nature reserve near Tacoma, Washington in United States. It covers an area of 235,625 acres.

North Cascades National Park

 

North Cascades National Park is situated in Chelan, Skagit and Whatcom counties in Washington, United States. It covers an area of 684,000 acres.

Olympic National Park

 

Olympic National Park is located in Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason counties in Washington state in United States.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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