There are a lot of things I love about the west, but maybe my favorite is how dark the skies are at night. The abundance and vibrance of the stars is absolutely stunning. Here's a shot of the Milky Way at Arches National Park.
Zion National Park. When you're here you feel like you've been transported to another time, to another world. There aren't words that convey just how magical this place is, but it makes me happy to know that places like this exist.