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Herriman, Utah

Kennecott Utah Copper-Bingham Canyon Mine

Largest man-made excavation on earth!
40.5312, -112.1375
Borah Peak
Mackay, Idaho

Borah Peak

This highest peak in Idaho can only be reached by traversing a formation known as "Chicken-Out Ridge."
44.1374, -113.7811
Ruins of the 20th century structures in Two Guns near the Old Route 66 side of Canyon Diablo, Arizona as of 2013
Leupp, Arizona

Canyon Diablo

The remains of this hell for leather wild west town can still be found in the Arizona desert.
35.1673, -111.1287
Crater Parking Lot, Mountain in the Distance 2007
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-ft. in diameter hole claims to be "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
35.0281, -111.0232
The old general store
Beatty, Nevada

Rhyolite Ghost Town

Odd outsider art installations surround a Gold Rush era ghost town.
36.9037, -116.8282
South Lake Tahoe, California

Vikingsholm Castle

One woman's Viking Castle on Lake Tahoe.
38.9523, -120.1069
The Top - Moro Rock at Sequoia National Park
Three Rivers, California

Moro Rock

400 granite steps were built into this massive rock by the National Park Service.
36.5442, -118.7652
Long abandoned house flooded by the landslide in Spanish Fork Canyon that made Thistle, Utah a ghost town several years ago.
Fairview, Utah

Thistle Ghost Town

A small flooded ghost town with a few scattered structures remaining.
39.9919, -111.4946
Grand Prismatic Spring
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring

The largest hot spring in the US is, as the name suggests, a stunning show of natural color.
44.5251, -110.8390
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Morning Glory Pool

A beautiful geyser under enviromental threat.
44.4750, -110.8436
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
44.4609, -110.8281
Agua Dulce, California

Vasquez Rocks

Named after a bandit and the star of several Hollywood prehistoric landscapes, these sandstone formations are a historical part of the Los Angeles natural landscape.
34.4886, -118.3207
California City, California

California City: The Unbuilt Suburb

The "3rd largest" city in California is an empty mirage of suburbia in the middle of nowhere.
35.1768, -117.7880
Calico Ghost Town from an overlook
Yermo, California

Calico Ghost Town

A desert ghost town that was once home to over 500 silver mines, Calico lasted only 12 years of boom before it all went bust.
34.9475, -116.8639
Morro Rock
Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock

A massive volcanic plug is now a protected area that hosts a number of bird species.
35.3695, -120.8675
Tufa tower on south shore of Mono Lake
Lee Vining, California

Mono Lake

Aqueducts have dramatically changed this old lake, now home to tufa towers and its very own species of tiny brine shrimp.
38.0165, -119.0093
General Sherman
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
36.5817, -118.7514
Lowell Observatory in Winter
Flagstaff, Arizona

Lowell Observatory

Arizona observatory famous for investigations into Martian life and Pluto's discovery.
35.2030, -111.6647
The Walnut Canyon pueblos.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Walnut Canyon

Ancient pueblos built into the base of a natural canyon wall.
35.2078, -111.5172
Williams, Arizona

Flintstones Bedrock City

An homage to everyone's favorite prehistoric cartoon family.
35.6536, -112.1385
Humphreys Peak
Flagstaff, Arizona

Humphreys Peak

The highest point in Arizona is an oddly snow-topped peak within the otherwise arid state.
35.3467, -111.6785
Mayer, Arizona

Arcosanti

An urban laboratory.
34.3431, -112.1007
Bryce, Utah

Bryce Canyon

Giant, natural amphitheaters made of delicate geological formations called "hoodoos."
37.5968, -112.2085
Petrified Wood
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

Discover fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona.
34.8158, -109.8649