The Deadly Beauty Of Colorado’s Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells

Getting its name–and deadly reputation–from metamorphic sedimentary mudstone, Colorado’s 14,000 feet tall Maroon Bell peaks are a potentially fatal stunner. While situated a mere 12 miles away from scenic Aspen, mudstone is notoriously weak and is known for fracturing easily, a major hazard for zealous mountain climbers.

Colorado’s Majestic Flatirons

Flat Irons Boulder Colorado

These 290 million-year-old stunners are Boulder, Colorado’s pride and joy. Why the odd name? Pioneer women who used flat metal irons to press their clothes saw fit to name these sandstone beauts in their honor.

The Splendor Of Nuuksio National Park

Nuuksio National Park Finland

For many Fins, Nuuksio National Park provides the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of nearby Helsinki. Home to many endangered or near-threatened species of flora and fauna (namely the illustrious Siberian flying squirrel), Nuuksio is a refuge for eccentric critters and weary city dwellers alike. And with views like the one above, it’s no surprise as to why.