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Sulphur Springs, New Mexico

Sulphur Springs

It’s hard to believe this hostile landscape was once a health resort.
San Bernardino County, California

Ivanpah Solar Power Facility

The world’s largest concentrated solar plant generates as many problems as megawatts.
Norden, California

Peter Grubb Hut

This trailside hut was built in the late 1930s as a memorial to a young hiker.
Yerington, Nevada

Walker River State Recreation Area

Nevada's second-newest state park offers camping, fishing, hiking, and river float trips.
Yerington, Nevada

Wovoka Wilderness

Thousands of acres of beautiful wild landscape in the Great Basin.
Ronks, Pennsylvania

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

A huge railroad museum with over 100 pieces of rolling stock focusing on the railroad history of Pennsylvania.
Sierraville, California

Webber Lake Hotel

The only remaining hotel on the 1860s Henness Pass route over the Sierra Nevada is being restored.
Mehama, Oregon

Silver Falls State Park

Multiple waterfalls and several historic CCC buildings anchor this state park in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
Sterling, Colorado

Overland Trail Museum

Snapshots of late 19th and early 20th century Americana, focused on life on the plains, are displayed in this museum.
Beckwourth, California

Clover Valley Lumber Company Railroad

One of the last "timber railroads" in the United States was finally abandoned in 1957.
Nevada

Tufa Cave

A large wave-cut shelter, a major archeological site, overlooks the dry basin of Winnemucca Lake.
Terrebonne, Oregon

Smith Rock State Park

Spectacular volcanic cliffs along the Crooked River invite hiking, rock climbing, and photography.
Ronks, Pennsylvania

Strasburg Rail Road

This vintage short line in Amish country runs passenger steam train excursions and still hauls freight.
Sierraville, California

Webber Falls

A little-known, but surprisingly large waterfall on the Little Truckee River in the northern Sierra Nevada.
Fallon, Nevada

Salt Cave

Red ocher pictographs survive in this tufa rock shelter on the shore of an ancient lake.
Willow Grove, Nevada

Washburn's Station

It bustled briefly in the late 1860s, but little is now left at this stage stop on the Hamilton/Pioche Stage and Freight Road
Fallon, Nevada

Lahontan Dam and the Newlands Project

The first project by the Bureau of Reclamation illustrates both the upsides and downsides of reclamation.
Field, British Columbia

Yoho National Park

Fossils, railroads, and waterfalls!
Joseph, Oregon

Wallowa Lake Tramway

The steepest tramway in North America provides stunning views of the out-of-the-way Wallowa Mountains in northeastern Oregon.
Vernon, Nevada

Tunnel Camp and the Seven Troughs District

A well-preserved set of ruins not far from Lovelock.
Moapa, Nevada

Arrow Canyon

A hidden slot canyon in the southern Nevada desert makes an unexpected oasis and scenic hike.
Manhattan, Nevada

Belmont

The second seat of Nye County, still mostly a ghost town, has become a magnet for those looking to live "away from it all."
Smith Valley, Nevada

Wilson Canyon

An improbable water gap where the West Walker River, paralleled by a state highway, crosses the Singatse Range between Smith and Mason Valleys.
Navajo Mountain, Utah

Rainbow Bridge National Monument

This magnificent natural sandstone bridge is one of the largest in the world and is an iconic symbol for Lake Powell.