5. The Wave
Located in the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness in Arizona, The Wave is a geological marvel. To get there, you’ll need to get a special permit from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and hike through 3 miles of Southwestern desert.
Call Ahead Viewing: Government officials only issue 20 permits per day to reach The Wave. You can ask for a permit ahead of your visit by contacting the BLM here.
Image via Wikipedia by Greg Bulla