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Small waterfall with epic background, Glacier National Park

The trail up Medicine Mountain in Wyoming, although modernized to accommodate vehicles if need be, is believed to be at least ten thousand years old.

Atop the mountain is the Medicine Wheel, a stone circle with radiating “spokes” that has been a place of Native American rituals and ceremonies for at least the past 250 years. It is still an active worship site and, to this day, Native peoples from across the continent travel to the Medicine Wheel.

Morning greets Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming with curling clouds and snow-dusted peaks. When photographer Eric Adams noticed the weather clearing through airport windows, he rebooked his flight, rented a car and drove along the park’s Jenny Lake Road to capture this stunning scene. Photo courtesy of Eric Adams.

Bobcat Draw Wilderness Study Area located southwest of Worland, Wyoming, is made up of a vast maze of colorful rock and clay badlands. Layers of differing hardness erode into multi-hued arches, hoodoos, spires and other fanciful landforms. There are no developed trails in the area, but hikers can discover the area’s unique landscapes along their own routes while enjoying a majestic backdrop of the 13,000 foot snowcapped peaks of the Absaroka Range. Photo by Bob Wick, @mypubliclands.