3/22/2013 11:58:00 AM

5 Most Beautiful US State Parks

The famous Goosenecks of the San Juan. Photo by dsearls/Flickr.com.

The national park system didn’t gobble up all of the beauty in the United States - far from it, in fact. Coast to coast, there are dozens of state parks worthy of a weekend detour. You can take in spectacular vistas from beaches and mountain-tops, and everywhere in between. Take a gander at the following five state parks in the U.S., and prepare to drop your jaw.