The Subway, Zion National Park
The Subway is famous for its remarkable glowing colors, emerald pools, red slickrock, and the grueling hike to reach it. The hike is almost 5 miles each way, with a 1000 foot cliff to navigate, dozens of stream crossings, boulder scrambling, and wading across wet slickrock. In return for your troubles, you're treated to a phenomenal view of glowing reflected sunlight in the sandstone tunnel, carved by water over tens of thousands of years.
Toadstool Geologic Park, Nebraska
Other-worldly geologic formations twist and turn under a passing thunderstorm in Toadstool Geologic Park.
Ibex Dunes, Death Valley National Park
Well after sunset, the stars in a remote area of Death Valley begin to twinkle above the sand dunes.