Alaska is home to some of the world’s most expansive and spectacular wilderness scenery. From national parks, that epitomizes everything that truly momentous about the state, to towering mountains, glaciers, and icefields, Alaska has one of the most diverse terrains in the U.S. To feed your imagination, here’s our rundown of some of our favorite locations.

Hatcher Pass, Talkeetna Mountains

Wrangell–St. Elias National Park, Kennecott Mine

Denali National Park

Anchorage

Prince William Sound

Kayaking in Valdez

Kenai Peninsula, Prince William Sound

Gates of the Arctic

Glacier Bay, Margerie Glacier

Alyeska Girdwood, Girdwood

Katmai National Park and Preserve

Kenai Fjords National Park

Featured image by Bureau of Land management Oregon and Washington