7 of the Most Beautiful Places in America

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Kenai Fjords, Alaska

40 glaciers from the Harding icefield dominate this countrywide park on Kenai peninsula's southeastern coast. Once you're finished ogling on the goliath glaciers, peel your eyes for flora and fauna sightings. Humpback whales, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and sea lions are generally spotted.

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White Mountains, New Hampshire

The granite state's white mountains are the place to have come leaf-peeping season. Follow the 34.5-mile stretch this is the kancamagus toll road (or "Kanc," as locals name it) from Lincoln to Conway and you will locate that without restaurants, resorts, gas stations, and shops of any type—unmatched white mountain perspectives are the only issue to awareness on.

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Crater lake, Oregon

Each year, visitors from everywhere in the global converge at the rim of crater lake to stare down upon its pristine surface. The famously clean and crisp caldera—the deepest inside the states—changed into born of a volcanic eruption 6,000-8,000 years ago, and is fed these days by means of snow and rain.

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Grand prismatic spring, Wyoming

The antique faithful can be Yellowstone countrywide park's most iconic attraction, but grand prismatic spring—the 1/3 largest spring within the global—garners sizeable crowds of its very own. How do you explain the thermal pools' colorful bands of blue, yellow, and orange? The variant in hue is because of warmness-loving bacterial microbes that live on the cooler outskirts of the spring.

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Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Just a half-hour pressure east of Portland, Oregon's Columbia River Gorge is undoubtedly overflowing with waterfalls (there are more than 50). Of all of the cascades, the—arguably—most stunning is -tiered Multnomah with its 611-foot fall and fascinating bridge that connects clean hiking trails.

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Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Arizona is complete with dreamy viewpoints, however, we can rarely peel our eyes from horseshoe bend. One of the American Southwest's most scenic sites—just north of the grand canyon—the spot is called for the path the Colorado River snakes through the panorama's 200-million-12 months-antique Navajo sandstone cliffs.

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Na Pali coast, Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai's Na Pali coast kingdom park stretches greater than 17 miles alongside the island's northwestern shore. Seeing as the call immediately translates to excessive cliffs, it needs to be a given that a pali's declare to reputation is its soaring, emerald green mountain range which hovers four,000 feet over the Pacific.

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