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Hello all,

I'm writing a story highlighting the best views in all 50 states for an upcoming issue, and I'd love your input. I need nominations for the best views in each of the Rocky Mountain states. Here are a few guidelines:

1. The view must be one you have to hike to (roadside overlooks don't count).
2. The viewpoint should be an exact location, not just a general area.
3. Please include a brief description of how to reach the viewpoint (i.e., which trails to take). If you have a GPS track or UTM point for the viewpoint, include that too!

Do any favorite views come to mind? If so, feel free to email nominations my way as soon as possible--and please share this with any fellow hiker friends who might also want to nominate a favorite view or two for this article!

Thanks for your help!

Sarah Stewart
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Love to help...but, not a chance.  

I would be happy to show you.

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The summit of Colorado's highest peak, Mt. Elbert. On a clear day, with good binoculars, you can see the summits of all 54 Colorado 14ers, including the one you're standing on.
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Wyoming-the summit of Fremont or Gannet Peak. Pretty easy to find out how to get to both and there are probably thousands of pictures already published.
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With all due respect to Tamarac when it comes to multi-range expanse I think the best views in Wyoming are either in the Absaroka or Leidy Highlands. It's been almost two generations since I summited those two in the Winds but I'm guessing Tamarac might be thinking of a view of mountains and terrain more close at hand. If that is the Criteria I still disagree and think Avalanche Peak in Yellowstone or Middle Teton beat anything in the Winds. I'm guessing Middle could be considered a "hike" if Gannet is.

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In Colorado for expanse I'd suggest 13,971' Mt. Ouray on the Divide between Monarch and Marshall Passes. Close at hand From Humboldt to the Crestones.

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I second Mt. Ouray.  As it is not a 14er (but comes close), you seldom see more than a couple others up there.  And, the view is as good as any 14er.  Its central location means that you can see the mountain ranges to the north, south and west; most of the major mountain areas of Colorado.

As far as 14er views, I have to go with Uncompahgre Peak.  It has uninterrupted views in all directions.  Even of other San Juan peaks, due to how high it is.


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For Oregon, the winner HAS to be the summit of South Sister in the Three Sisters Wilderness.

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For Washington, I nominate Vista Ridge in the Glacier Peak Wilderness.

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California has so many choices.  My personal favorite is Pinchot Pass in Kings Canyon.

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For Montana, I nominate the summit of Lonesome Mountain in the middle of the Beartooth Plateau about a day's walk in from Island Lake.  That peak stands alone above the plateau, and is awesome.

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Last nomination for me.  I had to think hard on this one.  But, I'm going to say Mt. Timpanogos for Utah.  There were good views in the Uintas, but very few, and not going for long distances in some directions.  Same for much of the Wasatch.  My favorite personal view is Delicate Arch in Arches National Park.  But, there are always at least 3 dozen others there, if not more.

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