Craters of the Moon’s barren landscapes in Idaho provide a sharp contrast to the elevated peaks in the Rocky Mountains. From Glacier National Park, with its dramatically carved stone walls, to the peaks towering over the high deserts of Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Colorado, you can reach the high summits of Rocky Mountain National Park, feel the steam rise from the hot springs of Yellowstone, climb the face of Mount Timpanogos to explore its caves, or see an ancient Bristlecone forest at the base of Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park.
Long ago black lava flows bathed the Snake River Plain in sharp, volcanic rock. Today this wilderness of cinder crags, splatter cones and lava tubes inspires the imagination.
Glacier’s chilly rooftops feel a world away from the warmth valleys below. Yet no matter where you travel in this stunning park you will be awestruck by its wild, rustic charm.
Though the Rockies are obviously a beautiful sight to behold, their titanic elevation may still surprise you. They are a giant among giants, a scenic stairway from heaven to earth.
The gold standard of U.S. Parks—witness volcanic activity in action, watch bison herds forage, or get lost in an unending wilderness of lakes, valleys and geothermal wonders.
A Pacific Northwest paradise home to volcanic mountain ranges, lush and mossy rainforests, crystal blue waterways, and evergreen landscapes extending as far as the eye can see.
Where the warm sandy seashores and the high Sierras meet—wander beneath timberlines that touch the sky, scale granite cliff monoliths, and be inspired by majestic inland valleys.
Enter into a land of timeworn desert vistas. Here you will discover the striking masonry of red rock wonderlands, expansive river-cut canyons, and the far-flung frontiers of the hoodoo wilderness.