If you’re visiting this page, you may have purchased my Landscapes of America coloring book, or maybe you’re thinking about buying it (buy it here on Amazon). Here you will find all 30 images in the coloring book, as well as a description of each image. The author, Jennifer Pinkley, took all of these photos on her various travels. Enjoy!
1. Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Tennessee. One fall day, I ventured off the trail in the Savage Gulf wilderness and found this beautiful creek at the bottom of a hidden gorge.
2. Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Tennessee. The trails on the plateaus at Savage Gulf provide breathtaking views of the miles and miles of dense forests. The views are very different in each season.
3. Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Tennessee. The wide trail to Greeter Falls in the Savage Gulf wilderness. In the spring, summer, and fall the trees create a tunnel of green, yellow, and orange.
4. Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Tennessee. Another summer view of some nice limestone bluffs overlooking the gorge.
5. Pisgah Gorge, Alabama. A secret gorge hides on a broad sandstone ridge in rural Alabama. There are no trails. To see this hidden gem, visitors must pick their way down and around limestone boulders and across whitewater creeks.
6. Collins Gulf, Tennessee. Fall is an excellent time to check out waterfalls. Yellow leaves were fluttering around us as we took in the beauty of this stream.
7. Sipsey Wildernes, Alabama. In central Alabama, you can find sandstone canyons and waterfalls around every corner. This waterfall is only a half a mile from a parking lot, but hardly anyone knows about it. You can walk here and enjoy the sounds of a water, birds, and wind.
8. Sipsey Wilderness, Alabama. Just around the corner from the previous waterfall, you’ll find this one. You can swim in this pool, set up camp, and fall asleep to the sound of falling water.
9. Near Glacier National Park, Montana. Friends took me to a small recreation area near Glacier to see a waterfall crashing out of the mountain. I wondered what I would find if I could climb inside the secret cave.
10. Rock Island State Park, Tennessee. Rock Island is a small park in central Tennessee focused on the archaeology of the area. A small stream flows through the park and used to power a gristmill.
11. Pisgah Gorge, Alabama. Giant boulders, towering trees, raging water. That’s what you’ll find at the bottom of Pisgah Gorge. It always feels wild and primeval hiking off trail near this gorgeous river.
12. Pisgah Gorge. The river in this gorge plunges down numerous waterfalls and down endless rocky streams along the way.
13. Glacier National Park, Montana. The water in Glacier is like liquid gemstones. Streams flow out of the rugged mountains and through the valleys where you can walk up and dip in your feet–but the water is ice cold, even in the height of summer.
14. Savage Gulf State Recreational Area. On an autumn off-trail hike, we followed this small creek rimmed in gold.
15. Collins Gulf, Tennessee. Fall leaves carpet a small stream that flows down a dense, young forest.
16. DeSoto Falls State Falls State Park, Alabama. Winter hiking is strange and fun in the South. One one winter day, the high temperature was only 17 degrees, very unusual for Alabama. We bundled up and hiked off trail at the bottom of a river gorge, taking care not to fall into the water.
17. Greenbrier River, West Virginia. I attended a caving convention in West Virginia and stopped along this lovely river shortly after dawn. The fog was still floating across the surface of the water.
18. Glacier National Park, Montana. Every hike in Glacier ends in a view that is so breathtaking that you can sit for hours and just drink in the beauty.
19. Glacier National Park, Montana. The geology in Glacier is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. The craggy peaks of dark gray rock capped with glaciers reach far into the sky.
20. Glacier National Park, Montana. Seasons in Glacier are fleeting yet glorious. Wildflowers in June blanket every alpine meadow.
21. Glacier National Park, Montana. Glacier-fed lakes rimmed with rugged mountains are the softest blue.
22. Bitterroot Mountains, Montana. The Bitterroot mountains seem to go on forever into the distance. There are so many hiking trails leading off into the wilderness they seem too numerous to count.
23. Glacier National Park, Montana. Towering peaks surround you everywhere in Glacier.
24. Arches National Park, Utah. Redrock wilderness is mysterious, wild, silent, beautiful.
25. Arches National Park, Utah. Spring in Utah is bursting with color. For a brief period every year, you can find wildflowers of white, yellow, blue, red, and gold.
26. Delicate Arch, Utah. This iconic red rock arch in Utah is a beautiful hike leading to a spectacular view. In the original photo, my husband and I are in the photo for scale (we’re not in the coloring book!).
27. Chaco National Historic Park, New Mexico. Fajada Butte dominate the landscape when you enter Chaco Canyon in New Mexico. Ancient Anasazis built a ramp up the right side, crept to the top of the butte, and built an astronomical calendar hundreds of years ago.
28. Red rock desert, Arizona. Majestic buttes dominate this otherwise bleak landscape.
29. Nine Mile Canyon, Utah. More rock art panels are in this canyon than almost any other place in the US. One every cliff face you will find ancient art.
30. Red rock buttes dot the landscape across the desert southwest.