48 wonders of the West

These national monuments and other treasures will make you fall in love with the West all over again

  • Kilauea, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

    Wonders of the West

    Behold the essential Western places to see in your lifetime, from Hawaii's volcanoes to Washington's rain forest

Devil's Tower National Monument, Wyoming

Top 9 National Monuments

Build a great vacation around a spectacular island, forest, cliff dwelling, canyon, fossil bed, tower, or volcano

West's amazing places: San Rafael Swell, Utah

14 national treasures in the West

These unique landscapes have been suggested for national monument status. But you don't have to wait for Washington, D.C., to decide. Here's where to go right now.

Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier National Monument

Winter walking in Bandelier

Into the green

Spring road trip to Pinnacles National Park

Your mile-by-mile drive to wildflower capital Pinnacles, just south of San Jose

Tuzigoot National Monument

Seeking the Sinagua

Explore ancient ruins on a fall drive through Arizona's Verde Valley

Cabrillo National Monument

Picnic in Point Loma

Follow the road till it ends at a San Diego landmark. Then relax and enjoy the views

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Wander along the Alpine Loop

Wind through Utah's Wasatch Range along a super-scenic byway bursting with color

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