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9 Famous Places You’ll Never Believe Are in the US

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4. Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado

While the Maroon Bells are known for being the most photographed spot in Colorado, pictures simply don’t do the place justice. You have to see this famous place for yourself, and once you’re there, you’ll understand why so many people love it.

Anchored by a marvelously reflective lake, North Maroon Peak and Maroon Peak tower over the area, creating a spot of natural wonder that captivates tourists to this unique destination year-round.

This gorgeous expanse of Mother Nature is home to over 100 miles of hiking and walking trails. According to the US Forest Service, the mountains got their peculiar maroon coloring from the weathering of hematite, a reddish-black mineral that contains iron.

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