Some of the World’s Most Stunning Places Can Be Found Right in the U.S.

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You don’t have to travel to Europe, Asia or even New Zealand to discover some of the world’s most stunning places. Many of them can be found right in the U.S., like the awe-inspiring mountains, including this gorgeous scenery in the San Juan Mountains pictured above, a┬árugged mountain┬árange in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Colorado.

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You’ll also find scenes like this in Montana’s Glacier National Park.

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in the nation and the third largest in the world.

Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii

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This breathtaking stretch of rugged coastline on the northwest shore of Kauai literally means “the Cliffs.” Much of it is inaccessible due to its characteristic sheer cliffs that drop straight down, thousands of feet into the azure seas below.

Palouse Falls, Washington

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Palouse Falls remains as one of the magnificent and lasting remnants of glacial floods, the only major waterfall left along this thousands of years old glacial flood path. It stands at a height of 198 feet and is surrounded by striking basalt cliffs along the Palouse River upstream of the confluence with the Snake River.

Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

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You can even experience Caribbean-like waters in Dry Tortugas National Park, about 70 miles west of Key West, Florida.

Mendenhall Glacier Caves, Alaska

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Trekking in the Mendenhall Glacier Caves provides the opportunity to access mostly unseen amazing views of nature including mysterious shapes and melt water streams.

Big Sur, California

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And then, there are those incredibly idyllic beaches, like this one on the central California coast near Big Sur. Truly, the list just goes on and on. Time for a road trip anyone?