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The Most Beautiful Attractions in the U.S.

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26. Maroon Bells, Colorado

Located just about 10 miles from Aspen, the Maroon Bells are among the most popular attractions in the Rockies. They are certainly among the most photographed mountain landscapes in the state. The characteristic maroon coloring is said to be a result of the weathering of hematite, a reddish-black mineral.

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27. Swiftcurrent Lake, Montana

Surrounded by towering, snow-capped peaks, Swiftcurrent Lake is located in Glacier National Park. The lake is a very popular place for recreational activities as the water remains cool even in the summer. The Nature Trail loop hike is a good way to experience nature. It’s completely flat, so no special hiking skills are needed.