It wasn’t until the fateful spring of 1903, when John Muir and President Theodore Roosevelt spent three days camping out at Glacier Point, during which Muir convinced Roosevelt to set aside Yosemite Valley and protect it within the greater Yosemite National Park.

Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake, a crown jewel of Banff National Park, is loved for it’s rich turquoise waters. This brilliant color is formed by glacial erosion, which over time produces a fine, silt sized ooze of suspended rock particles, or rock flour.

Coconino National Forest

Coconino National Forest’s Devil’s Bridge is geologic formation you’ll never forget.  The 1.8 mile round-trip hike from the trail head is well worth the effort.

The Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

The Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park in Tasmania is like no other place in the world for many reasons.

The Canadian Rockies

Banff National Park is comprised of 2,564 square miles of wilderness, varying from ancient glaciers, to moss-laden coniferous forests and sweeping alpine valleys well known for their spring wildflower blooms, and charismatic mammals like wolves, wolverines, caribou, elk and the high alpine’s very own pika.

Joshua Tree National Park

It’s like no other place on earth, due to it proximity to a unique confluence of three distinct California ecosystems: the Colorado desert, the Little San Bernadino Mountains, which lie above 4,000 feet above sea level and the Mojave desert.