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Southwest

13411770_10153651590576546_8989396705171080506_oThe Southwest has the highest concentration of national parks in the nation. Most of the parks are famous for their earth-toned rock formations and canyons. A road trip through some of the Southwest’s amazing national parks is sure to be an incredible time.

Photo: Double Arch, Arches National Park

Arches National Park: This stunning and wildly underrated park has the highest concentration of arches in the world – over 2,000! Read more.

Bryce Canyon National Park: The largest number of hoodoo rock formations in the world are found in this park and they create a stunning canyon view you’ll never forget. Read more.

Four Corners Monument: Operated by the Navajo Nation, this is the only place in the country where you can stand in four states at once. Read more.

Red Rock Canyon State Park: Just 20 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, you’ll find this gorgeous collection of red rock formations. Read more.

Zion National Park: Centered around incredible Zion Canyon, this popular national park lies at the junction of three ecological regions, allowing for a unique array of animal and plant life. Read more.

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