America's Great Outdoors
Fall colors are cropping up all around Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Kent Cave captured this photo of The Sinks — a scenic area of cascades and deep pools along Little River Road — where the trees are bursting with beautiful oranges, reds and yellows.
Photo by National Park Service.

Fall colors are cropping up all around Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Kent Cave captured this photo of The Sinks — a scenic area of cascades and deep pools along Little River Road — where the trees are bursting with beautiful oranges, reds and yellows.

Photo by National Park Service.

The Teton Range glow orange after a fresh coat of snow. Robert Buman captured this gorgeous photo just before sunrise at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. 
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The Teton Range glow orange after a fresh coat of snow. Robert Buman captured this gorgeous photo just before sunrise at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.


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The slopes of Mount Rainier in Washington are a patchwork of brilliant fall colors this time of year. Mount Rainier National Park is located southeast of Seattle and has more than 260 miles of maintained trails — making it a perfect place to explore the beauty of our public lands. Photo by National Parks Service.

The slopes of Mount Rainier in Washington are a patchwork of brilliant fall colors this time of year. Mount Rainier National Park is located southeast of Seattle and has more than 260 miles of maintained trails — making it a perfect place to explore the beauty of our public lands. Photo by National Parks Service.

Rising nearly 5,000 feet above Yosemite Valley and 8,800 feet above sea level, Half Dome is a Yosemite National Park icon.

Rising nearly 5,000 feet above Yosemite Valley and 8,800 feet above sea level, Half Dome is a Yosemite National Park icon.

Fall is all about colors, and at Glacier National Park in Montana, they are starting to show. Along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, the trees’ yellow and gold contrast nicely with the deep blues of the water.

Joshua Tree National Park has some of the most beautiful sunsets, like this one captured by Manish Mamtani. Joshua Tree is also known for its unique rock formations (perfect for climbing) and its Joshua tree forests (rumored to be the inspiration for Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax). Chief ranger Jeff Ohlfs says that Keys View, with its panoramic views of the Coachella Valley, is a must. http://bit.ly/heartjoshuatree
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Joshua Tree National Park has some of the most beautiful sunsets, like this one captured by Manish Mamtani. Joshua Tree is also known for its unique rock formations (perfect for climbing) and its Joshua tree forests (rumored to be the inspiration for Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax). Chief ranger Jeff Ohlfs says that Keys View, with its panoramic views of the Coachella Valley, is a must. http://bit.ly/heartjoshuatree


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Chief Mountain (also named Ninaistako) in Glacier National Park stands tall above the golden aspen forest below. A spectacular monolith towering above the prairie along the eastern side of Glacier National Park, Chief Mountain can be seen for more than a hundred miles away.

Chief Mountain (also named Ninaistako) in Glacier National Park stands tall above the golden aspen forest below. A spectacular monolith towering above the prairie along the eastern side of Glacier National Park, Chief Mountain can be seen for more than a hundred miles away.

The fall colors make Mount Rainier National Park look like paradise!

Pictured here is Reflection Lakes in the Paradise area of Mount Rainier. Famous for its glorious views and wildflower meadows, Paradise offers great hiking trails and a spectacular view of Mount Rainier.

Photo courtesy of Bob Noble.
The fall colors make Mount Rainier National Park look like paradise!
Pictured here is Reflection Lakes in the Paradise area of Mount Rainier. Famous for its glorious views and wildflower meadows, Paradise offers great hiking trails and a spectacular view of Mount Rainier.
Photo courtesy of Bob Noble.
Glacier National Park is beautiful this time of year! Pictured here is McDonald Creek, which is the longest stream in the park at more than 25 miles.

Glacier National Park is beautiful this time of year! Pictured here is McDonald Creek, which is the longest stream in the park at more than 25 miles.

Captured three days ago, this photo shows the view from Buck Hollow Overlook at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Located just 75 miles from Washington, D.C., Shenandoah offers an escape to nature with its cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas and quiet wooden hollows. You can take a hike, meander along the scenic Skyline Drive or have an afternoon picnic, and as the leaves begin to take on the colors of fall, it’s the perfect time to visit! http://on.doi.gov/1uyHPT6

Captured three days ago, this photo shows the view from Buck Hollow Overlook at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Located just 75 miles from Washington, D.C., Shenandoah offers an escape to nature with its cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas and quiet wooden hollows. You can take a hike, meander along the scenic Skyline Drive or have an afternoon picnic, and as the leaves begin to take on the colors of fall, it’s the perfect time to visit! http://on.doi.gov/1uyHPT6