Park People Share Their Favorite Sunsets in National Parks and Public Land: Part 1

October 20, 2017

Sunsets in national parks and public lands are spectacular and I encourage you to include them in your upcoming travel plans. If you enjoy Park People and haven’t participated, head on over to the Park People Participants page to learn more. 

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Grand Canyon National Park

Sunset in Grand Canyon National Park // Copyright by Christina from ChristinaSkis.com // Used with permission.

Sunset in Grand Canyon National Park // Copyright by Christina from ChristinaSkis.com // Used with permission.

This was our second stop touring the National Parks in Arizona. All I can say is, stay for the sunset.

Submitted by Christina from ChristinaSkis.com // Connect with her via TwitterInstagramFacebook, or on her blog.

Deception Pass State Park

Sunset in Deception Pass State Park // Copyright by Anne Trent // Used with permission.

Sunset in Deception Pass State Park // Copyright by Anne Trent // Used with permission.

After a full day of whale watching, we took a picnic dinner over to Deception Pass State Park (WA). I snapped just a single photo before my husband and I sat down to watch the sunset. It was a very romantic way to end the day.

Submitted by Anne Trent from TrailandHitch.com // Connect with her online via TwitterInstagramFacebookGoogle+, or on her blog.

Rural Arizona

Sunset in Rural Arizona // Copyright by R. Scott Jones // Used with permission.

Sunset in Rural Arizona // Copyright by R. Scott Jones // Used with permission.

I live in Arizona and frequently travel around the Southwest, so it’d be downright impossible to choose a single favorite sunset photo. But this quick, poorly lit sunset selfie—not my best shot, certainly—seems like an appropriate one to highlight, as it was one of the first sunsets my girlfriend Jen and I shared together.

Submitted by R. Scott Jones from justgetoutmore.com // Connect with him via TwitterInstagramFacebookYouTube, or on his blog.

Yellowstone National Park

Sunset in Yellowstone National Park // Copyright by Wander-Filled Life // Used with permission.

Sunset in Yellowstone National Park // Copyright by Wander-Filled Life // Used with permission.

Bonnie spotted the reflection on the Yellowstone River while driving back to our campground in Yellowstone National Park one night.

Submitted by Grant and Bonnie from Our Wander-Filled Life // Connect with their via TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, or on their blog.

North Phoenix, AZ

Sunset in Phoenix, Arizona // Copyright by Jason Cleghorn // Used with permission.

Sunset in Phoenix, Arizona // Copyright by Jason Cleghorn // Used with permission.

This obviously has been edited some, but I don’t care.  I love it.

Submitted by Jason Cleghorn of AZ Day Hiker // Connect with his via TwitterInstagramSnapChatYouTube, or on his blog.

San Angelo State Park

Sunset in San Angelo State Park // Copyright by Richard Horton II // Used with permission.

Sunset in San Angelo State Park // Copyright by Richard Horton II // Used with permission.

Hiking San Angelo SP in west Texas on a beautiful night. The trails were mostly flat so I could miles to the west of the park and all the mountains that dot the west Texas desert. I was actually lost when I took the picture but I just could not pass up capturing the view before I found my way back to my campsite in the dark.

Submitted by Richard Horton II of Big Guy Hiking // Connect with his via TwitterFacebook, or on his blog.

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By Sara Beth

Sara Beth is a digital geek with a passion for all things National Parks, Road Trips, Genealogy, and Cheese. Her early years were spent in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. After college graduation, she moved to Las Vegas, fell in love, and adopted a dog. Today, she lives with her husband and their dog in the suburbs of Washington, DC.

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    Some of my favorite sunsets have been in New Mexico – it’s a 360 degree experience and the parks there are incredible!