24 gorgeous sunsets in the wild

Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge (Michigan).

Credit: flickr, Rebecca Kelly (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest Region).

In honor of Daylight Savings Time, a gallery of spectacular sunsets on public lands.

Most Americans turned their clocks “ahead” for Daylight Savings Time on March 10. This annual tradition may spur increased outdoor activity, as people revel in extended daylight hours. In that spirit, enjoy these incredible sunsets over the most beautiful places in the country--Wilderness and other public lands--and make plans to watch a few yourself.

Sandstone Peak at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (California). Credit: flickr, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Shoshone Point at Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona). Credit: flickr, W. Tyson Joye (Grand Canyon National Park).

Piedras Blancas Light Station Outstanding Natural Area (California). Credit: flickr, BLM California.

Norris Junction at Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming). Credit: Jim Peaco (Yellowstone National Park).

North Cascades National Park (Washington). Credit: flickr, Deby Dixon (National Park Service, North Cascades National Park).

Blackwater River at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge (West Virginia). Credit: flickr, Frank Ceravalo (U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region).

Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (Wyoming). Credit: flickr, USFWS Mountain Prairie.

Near Tongass National Forest in Ketchikan (Alaska). Credit: flickr, Andrew Kirby (USFS Region 10).

Spring Basin Wilderness (Oregon). Credit: flickr, BLM Oregon.

Arches National Park (Utah). Credit: flickr, Jacob W. Frank (Arches National Park/NPS).

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (Maryland). Credit: flickr, USFWS Headquarters.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (Georgia). Credit: flickr, Joy Campbell (Okefenokee Adventures/USFWS Headquarters).

Stanislaus National Forest (California). Credit: flickr, Alice Poulson (USFS Region 5).

Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming). Credit: flickr, Yellowstone National Park.

Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge (Connecticut). Credit: flickr, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region.

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (Virginia). Credit: flickr, Steve Hillebrand (U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region).

Salmon Mountain Lookout at Bitterroot National Forest (Idaho). Credit: flickr, Bill Shumaker (Forest Service - Northern Region).

Lake Mattamuskeet at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge (North Carolina). Credit: flickr, Allie Stewart, (USFWS/Southeast).

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (Maryland). Credit: flickr, (U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region).

Waubay National Wildlife Refuge (South Dakota). Credit: flickr, Spencer Neuharth (USFWS Mountain Prairie).

Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge (Montana). Credit: flickr, Erin Clark (USFWS Headquarters).

Toklat at Denali National Park (Alaska). Credit: flickr, Jacob W. Frank (Denali National Park).

Arches National Park (Utah). Credit: flickr, Jacob W. Frank (Arches National Park).

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