The perfect selfie requires only two ingredients, your smiling face and an unforgettable backdrop, which you’ll find across the Unites States. These places may be an unbelievable natural wonder or an iconic man made one. Below are 7 of the most epic selfie spots in the USA to snap your selfie:
1.Ozark National Forest, Arkansas
The Upper Buffalo Wilderness portion of the Ozark National Forest in northwest Arkansas (about 325 kilometers northeast of Little Rock) is chock-full of selfie spots. Make a point to pose on Whitaker Point, a rock ledge that juts out over the Buffalo National River. To get there, follow the Whitaker Point Trail, which is nearly a 5-kilometer round trip.
2.Toadstool Geologic Park, Nebraska
Toadstool Geologic Park, which is part of the Oglala National Grassland and located in the northwest corner of Nebraska, earned its name from its signature mushroom-shaped sandstone formations. You’ll want to get right up next to those rocks, because a closer look may reveal fossilized remains of creatures that lived there millions of years ago.
3.Big Bend National Park, Texas
Big Bend National Park in western Texas won’t disappoint the avid selfie-taker. This expansive park along the Texas-Mexico border provides plenty of backdrops to choose from. There are the imposing walls of the Santa Elena Canyon, traces of long-abandoned settlements and one of the starriest night skies in North America.
4.Badlands National Park, South Dakota
“Badlands” may not sound appealing, but this national park in the southwest section of South Dakota (about 120 kilometers east of Rapid City) will inspire some unbelievable selfies. The park is known for its nearly 100,000 hectares of striking geological features, including these striped hills that will lend an otherworldly quality to your photo.
5.Monument Valley, Arizona and Utah
These sandstone towers have set the scene for many movies, including Forrest Gump, Back to the Future: Part III and Disney’s The Lone Ranger — and they will make a great backdrop for your selfie. You’ll find Monument Valley along the Arizona–Utah border, roughly 275 Kilometers northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona.
6.Yellow Stone National Park, Wyoming
Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is the oldest and perhaps most famous National Park in the USA. Sitting in the northwest corner of Wyoming (about 90 kilometers north of Jackson Hole) and stretching over state borders into Idaho and Montana, Yellowstone contains nearly 9,000 square kilometers of crystalline lakes, striking canyons, vast grasslands and thundering waterfalls. However, the park is most famous for its geysers. The whole region is a selfie paradise.
7.Grand Canyon, Arizona
Not even the highest definition photographs can truly capture the power and majesty of the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona. The Colorado River and its tributaries have been slowly carved the 446-kilometer-long and up to 29-kilometer-wide canyon for 6 million years, creating stunning panoramas and perfect backdrops for selfie lovers. Grand Canyon National Park is about a four-hour drive from Las Vegas, Nevada, and a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Phoenix, Arizona. Most of the nearly 5,000 square kilometer park is maintained as wilderness and beautiful views can be found all over.