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17 of America’s Greatest Outdoor Destinations

Date July 10, 2014

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The United States offers many beautiful outdoor playgrounds for every kind of adventurer and modern-day pioneer. In order to celebrate the fourth of July last weekend, and inspire a new adventure, we partnered with RootsRated to find out what places people think are absolute must-visits. The results are in. In typical American fashion, they’re diverse, varying from national parks, to cities, to trails, to coastlines, and even to parkways. Here are 17 of America’s greatest outdoor destinations. These should be on everyone’s bucket list.

1. Mills Lake - Rocky Mountain National Park


Steven Bratman

2. Tent Rocks – Sante Fe, New Mexico


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3. Chattanooga, TN


Derek Slagle

4. Blue Ridge Parkway - Asheville, NC


Angi English

5. Zion National Park


Brandon Kendall

6. Canyonlands National Park – Moab, UT


James Gordon

7. Hall of Mosses, Hoh River Valley Rainforest - Olympic National Park


James Gaither

8. Great Smoky Mountains


John Andersen

9. Yellowstone National Park


Clint Melander

10. Yosemite National Park


Mikhail Kalugin

11. Horseshoe Bend – Glen Canyon, Arizona


Patrick Gensel

12. Grand Canyon National Park


Casey Reynolds

13. Grand Teton National Park


Matthew Paulson

14. Glacier National Park


Esther Lee

15. Garden of the Gods - Colorado Springs, CO


Bo Insogna

16. Appalachian Trail - Georgia to Maine


Nicholas A. Tonelli

17. Big Sur, California


Daniel Peckham

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