A slideshow of Radley Balko's trip to Patagonia--gorgious rocky flatlands with mountains and lakes at one end. I'm not sure that it looks better than the western US--it may just be too long since I've done a cross country trip. It's definitely at least comparable.
In my ongoing battle to get lj to include something other than text, I've posted the link which works to take you to something beautiful, inserted the image (which is just producing one of those empty blocks at the moment), and embedded media, which doesn't seem to work at all. It's plausible that a slideshow isn't exactly media, but I wanted to cover all the bets.