As if the landscape of Joshua Tree National Park weren't enough to look at, a group of artists has placed many works around the edges of the park.
It's easy to get fixated on landscape images at the Grand Canyon, especially if you're there for sunrise. But most mornings, the site is ripe with pictures that lend a human element to nature.
If you rise early on a winter morning at Death Valley, you stand a chance of catching sunrise with storm clouds, a rare treat.
To make your picture at the Death Valley low point pop, emphasize the texture of the salt flats and be alert for chances to include a hiker for scale.
Good color is half of the battle to win a great image from Death Valley's Mesquite Flat Dunes. The other half: Finding some shapes to sharpen the composition.
When the usual suspects are full in Yosemite Valley, the Redwood in Yosemite is a great lodging option -- a collection of rental cabins near the park's Wawona area.
The Stanley hotel neighbors Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park. About 40 years ago, it inspired Stephen King's "The Shining."
The light lasts so long in summer in Alaska, there's time enough for many adventures in Katmai National Park and the state's many other wild areas.
The Presidio, a big, scenic, increasingly popular portion of San Francisco, is worth exploring, and it's part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Titus Canyon, squeeze between steep, dry desert mountains, is a remarkable road in Death Valley National Park, still drivable if you dare.
Mt. Rushmore surely counts among the most amazing man-made artworks in North America. But the story of its sculptor isn't so well known -- and the KKK is involved.
On the average, Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful blows every 90 minutes, shooting 4,000 to 8,000 gallons of water about 130 feet into the air.
An old, weathered tree stands like a sentinel near Watchman Overlook high above Crater Lake, a collapsed volcano that’s the centerpiece of Crater Lake National
To hike Yosemite’s Half Dome, you need a permit and should start by dawn. It’s a 16-mile round trip, with 4,800 feet of elevation gain. Plan on 10 to 12 hours.
There are easier viewpoints to reach in Yellowstone. But if your heart and legs are up to it, take the trail of the Brink of the Lower Falls along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.