U.S. National & Scenic Park Photos

Indexed on this page are the best nature or scenic parks in the United States. Most are operated by the U.S. National Park Service. Some are National Monuments specializing in Native American settlement history, but are included because most sit on scenic landscapes. National Historical Parks are covered on other photo index pages. All photos are original by Jim Steinhart.

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Arches National Park, UT North Window at Arches National Park. UT. Balanced Rock at Arches National Park. UT.
Badlands National Park, SD Face of Bighorn Sheep in Badlands National Park. SD. Hills in Badlands National Park. SD.
Bandelier National Monument, NM Remains of pueblo of Tyuonyi at Bandelier National Monument. NM Landscape at Bandelier National Monument. NM
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, CO Painted Wall at Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park. CO. Rocky mountains over rim of Gunnison National Park. CO.
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park. UT. Horse riders pass hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park. UT.
Canyon de Chelley National Monument, AZ Canyon de Chelley National Monument. AZ. Canyon de Chelley National Monument. AZ.
Canyonlands National Park, UT Canyonlands National Park landscape framed by overhang. UT.
Capitol Reef National Park, UT Strata formations of Capitol Reef National Park. UT.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM Inside Carlsbad Caverns. NM.
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, AZ Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Casa Grande, AZ. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Casa Grande, AZ.
Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT Cedar Breaks National Monument landscape. UT.
Colorado National Monument, CO Wind-shaped pine at Colorado National Monument. CO. Rocky ridge at Colorado National Monument. CO.
Crater Lake National Park, OR Overview of Crater Lake National Park from Discovery Point. OR. Snows on shore of Crater Lake National Park. OR.
Death Valley National Park, CA Hilly desert landscape of Death Valley National Park. CA. Scotty's Castle in Death Valley National Park. CA.
Devils Tower National Monument, WY Looking up square rock columns of Devils Tower. WY. Indian legend of how Devils Tower got its vertical "claw marks" as ancient giant bear climbed the rock. WY.
Dinosaur National Monument, UT & CO Dinosaur National Monument. UT.
Everglades National Park, FL Rivers of grass of Everglades National Park. FL. Nose & teeth of alligator. FL.
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, CO Fossilized redwood tree trunks at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. CO. Goldenrod at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. CO.
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ Grand Canyon National Park. AZ. Grand Canyon National Park. AZ.
Great Sand Dunes National Park Mountains of sand at Great Sand Dunes National Park. CO Layers of clouds, mountains, dunes & trees at Great Sand Dunes National Park. CO
Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI Craters at Haleakala National Park. Maui, HI. Silversword plant atop Mount Haleakala in Maui. Maui, HI.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI Aerial view of smoking volcano over Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI. Holei Sea Arch in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.
Joshua Tree National Park, CA Joshua tree in Joshua Tree National Park. CA. Rock foundations of Joshua Tree National Park. CA.
Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA Meadows before snow-capped volcanic peak Lassen Volcanic National Park. CA. Snowbanks of July tower over cars in Lassen Volcanic National Park. CA.
Mesa Verde National Park, CO Towers & Kivas of Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde National Park. CO. native pottery bowl with goat or sheep from southern New Mexico at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.
Montezuma Castle National Monument, AZ Montezuma Castle. AZ. Montezuma Castle. AZ.
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, AZ Monument Valley, AZ. Monument Valley, AZ.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD The carved faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln on Mount Rushmore. SD.
Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument, WA Lake at base of Mount St. Helens volcano. WA.
Navajo National Monument, AZ Navajo National Monument, AZ. Navajo National Monument, AZ.
Petrified Forest National Park, AZ Petrified Forest National Park, AZ. Petrified Forest National Park, AZ.
Petroglyph National Monument, NM Petroglyph National Monument. near Albuquerque, NM Petroglyph with paired figures at Petroglyph National Monument. Albuquerque, NM
Saguaro National Park, AZ Saguaro National Park, AZ. Saguaro National Park, AZ.
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, CA Sequoia redwood trees in Sequoia National Park. CA. Car drives through tunnel tree in Sequoia National Park. CA.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, MI Giant sand dune towers over Lake Michigan in Sleeping Bear National Park. MI. Wind sculpted pine in Sleeping Bear National Park. MI.
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, AZ Sunset Crater, AZ. Sunset Crater, AZ.
Grand Teton National Park, WY Rocky summits of mountains in Grand Teton National Park, WY. Wildflowers of Grand Teton National Park, WY.
Tuzigoot National Monument, AZ Tuzigoot National Monument, AZ. Tuzigoot National Monument, AZ.
Waimea Canyon State Park, Kauai, HI Vegetation on floor of Waimea Canyon. Kauai, HI. Waimea Canyon vista, Kauai, HI.
Walnut Canyon National Monument, AZ Walnut Canyon National Monument, AZ. Walnut Canyon National Monument, AZ.
Wupatki National Monument, AZ Wupatki National Monument, AZ. Wupatki National Monument, AZ.
Yellowstone National Park, WY Old Faithful spouts at Yellowstone National Park, WY. Blue, green, yellow & reds of hot springs pool at Yellowstone National Park, WY.
Yosemite National Park, CA Rock walls shoot up a half mile from the flat canyon floor of Yosemite National Park, CA. El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, CA.
Zion National Park, UT Cliffs over Zion National Park, UT.

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