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America the Beautiful: 10 Stunning Landscapes in the USA

A salute to the Great Outdoors.

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There’s no question that the best thing about America is the wild space we love to explore. With the 4th of July coming up, we wanted to share some of our favorite places around the country to get you stoked to get outside and celebrate. If you still don’t have big plans for the holiday weekend, hop in the car and road trip to one of these incredible destinations. You definitely won’t regret it.

1. Southern Utah

Photo: Emily Goodman

Photo: Nick Oman

2. Glacier National Park

Photo: Michael Johnston

Photo: Jason Hatfields

3. The Pacific Northwest Coast

Photo: Greg Balkin

Photo: George Bruce Wilson

4. The Smoky Mountains

Photo: Steve Yocom

Photo: Mason Boring

5. The Eastern Sierra Mountains

Photo: Sal Cavazos

Photo: Nathaniel Polta

6. Yellowstone National Park

Photo: Daniel Brittain

Photo: Chase Dekker

7. The Rocky Mountains

Photo: Ian Glass

Photo: Ryan McKinney

8. The Grand Canyon

Photo: Gregg Boydston

Photo: Michael Strickland

9. Denali National Park

Photo: Jacob W. Frank

Photo: Jacob W. Frank

10. The Northern California Redwoods

Photo: Austin Trigg

Photo: Brian Fulda

Cover photo: Michael Johnston

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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