For their convenience, the Rockies get a lot of points. Rocky Mountain National Park, which is located about 70 miles northwest of Denver, is a simple day excursion.
Visitors can view the latter's ongoing eruptions from many locations across the park, such as the well-known Chain of Craters Road and Crater Rim Drive.
Take a gorgeous drive along the 33-mile Rim Drive, work up a sweat on a bike ride, or take a boat trip to learn more about America's deepest lake.
Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Maine is known as the "crown jewel of the North Atlantic coast" and unquestionably the top tourist destination in the region.
The largest assemblage of hoodoos in the world may be found in Bryce Canyon National Park, which is home to these curiously shaped rock pillars left standing by erosion.
This Wyoming park, which was once inhabited by ranchers and fur trappers, today has more than 250 miles of trails that wind past meadows, lakes, and the sharp, snow-capped peaks of the Grand Teton mountain range.