Yosemite National Park
Photographer Ansel Adams made the Yosemite landmarks famous through his large-format black-and-white photography, but to truly understand the majesty of these places you must see the sights with your own eyes. El Capitan is a 3,000-foot granite wall that's famous for its multi-pitch climbing routes. It's best viewed from Valley Loop Drive or El Capitan Meadow. Half Dome is perhaps the most recognized landmark in Yosemite and can be seen from almost anywhere in the park. The vertical face is also famous for big wall climbing. Yosemite Falls is the most recognized and visible waterfall in the park and can be viewed from Yosemite Village. At 2,425 feet, it's the tallest waterfall in North America.