At the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, I glimpsed the sun rising just between the prongs of a rock formation.

In front of a gorgeous backdrop of fall trees and looming mountains, bulls graze on a ranch at Vermont's Trapp Family Lodge.

The World War II Memorial and scaffolding-covered Washington Monument gleam at night.

Lake Placid surrounded by trees in fall colors, as seen from atop Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks.

It's easy to see why the Maroon Bells near Aspen, Colorado, are purported to be "the most photographed mountains in North America."

Camden Hills State Park had impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean and the nearby town.