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    16 Underrated Nature Spots In The US That Have All The Beauty Without All The Crowds

    For when you're craving fresh air, but don't want to see other humans.

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    1. Alvord Desert — Oregon

    An empty cracked desert landscape with a purple and pink sunset sky

    2. Prince William Forest Park — Virginia

    3. Palo Duro Canyon State Park — Texas

    Orange cliffs dotted with green shrubbery under a blue sky

    4. Franny Reese State Park — New York

    5. Uinta Mountains — Utah

    Drone shot of a muddy river snaked between two huge cliffs

    6. Kahana Bay Beach Park — Hawaii

    Turquoise ocean surrounded by bright green, lush mountains

    7. Paint Mines Interpretive Park — Colorado

    Two sharp rock faces with a purple tinge sit below a twilight sky

    8. Theodore Roosevelt National Park — North Dakota

    A sunset hovers over a wide shot of greenery, cliffs, and a snaking river

    9. Petrified Forest National Wilderness Area — Arizona

    The moon in a twilight sky over a desert landscape dotted with shrubs and two red, petrified wood pieces in the foreground

    10. Ricker Pond State Park — Vermont

    11. Dry Tortugas National Park — Florida

    Clear, turquoise waters around a historic brick fortress

    12. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park — Alaska

    Tall pine trees surround a river with snow-capped mountains in the distance

    13. Humbug Spires Wilderness Area — Montana

    14. Channel Islands National Park — California

    A POV shot overlooking a cliff with rocky islands in the distance, making a chain of islands

    15. Providence Canyon State Park — Georgia

    Red and white canyons covered with lush green trees

    16. Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie — Illinois

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