15 Incredible Natural Wonders In Washington That Defy Explanation
By Courtnie Erickson|Published December 19, 2023
From Southern Utah to the Panhandle in Idaho, Courtnie Erickson has lived in what she believes are the best (and the most beautiful!) areas in the country. She graduated with a journalism degree from Utah State University and has more than 15 years of professional writing experience. You’ll likely see her with a Dr. Pepper in her hand and a pair of running shoes on her feet. Courtnie is a writer and editor at OnlyInYourState.
There is no place quite like Washington. No matter where you are in the Evergreen State, you will find natural wonders that are breathtaking, inspiring, and even defy explanation. Here at Only In Your State, we love exploring the natural wonders in our great state and encourage every resident and out-of-state guest to add many of the best to their bucket list. Below are just 15 natural wonders in Washington State that will help you fall in love with this incredible place we call home.
When you think of the best nature in Washington, the state’s gorges and canyons often don’t come to mind — but they should. These canyons are expansive, jaw-dropping, and beautiful. In fact, they may just be some of the best nature spots in Washington.
Best Caves In Washington
Caves are a destination full of intrigue and mystery, and here in Washington, there are plenty just waiting to be explored. Bring a camera, properly prepare with the right outdoor equipment, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime at some of the best caves in the Evergreen State.
Best Waterfalls In Washington
The waterfalls found in the Pacific Northwest will immediately take your breath away. And with so many in our great state, it is hard to narrow down the absolute best. The following may be well-known waterfalls in Washington but they deserve to be visited over and over again.
Washington is stunning. From any corner of the state, including the Olympic Peninsula and the San Juan Islands, the scenery is inspiring. And while there are dozens of overlooks and scenic vistas where you can capture the most incredible views, the following two destinations will certainly will take your breath away.
Best Rock Formations In Washington
The best rock formations in Washington have a story to tell. They are mesmerizing, unique, and quite impressive. Whether you hike to them or you simply admire them from a distance, learn about their story — these structures truly do defy explanation.
Unique Natural Wonders In Washington
The list of the best natural wonders in Washington is quite extensive — and extremely impressive. While there are many unique natural attractions that you could put on your bucket list, the following four destinations are those you are likely familiar with but should never take for granted.
What other natural wonders of Washington State would you add to our list? What nature places in Washington are on your bucket list? Let us know in the comments. While many natural wonders were not included on this list, it doesn’t mean they aren’t worthy of a visit. Check out our collection of articles for even more inspiration for your Washington bucket list.
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