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View Poll Results: Plains or Mountains?
Plains 15 39.47%
Mountains 23 60.53%
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Old 10-28-2015, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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You clearly haven't been to Sterling, Lamar, Holyoke, Fort Morgan, etc. Some of the friendliest and cleanest places on Earth.
Friendly... probably so, if you fit their mold. The furthest I venture out onto the plains is DIA
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Old 10-28-2015, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Is this a question? Mountains! They're much more interesting to look at and explore. I would consider the plains if there was actually something there. All there is are small towns and endless fields of grass. I think even the mountains are more populated too (not talking about the front range).
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Old 10-28-2015, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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There's more to Colorado than just mountains and pretentious snotty people in ski towns. The plains are the backbone of Colorado and provide the basic necessities such as farming, ranching and openess. Don't get me wrong, mountains have beautiful views, and scenic hiking trails, but the turn off are some of the people.
I'm reasonably sure one can find pretentious snotty people anywhere, even in the humble plains.
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Old 10-28-2015, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Is this a question? Mountains! They're much more interesting to look at and explore. I would consider the plains if there was actually something there. All there is are small towns and endless fields of grass. I think even the mountains are more populated too (not talking about the front range).
Ahhh yes, mountains are interesting to look at, play on, and hang out with, but go swimming in a mountain lake any summer and you will likely be limited in how long you can tolerate the 45-50* water. By contrast, a reservoir on the plains will easily be in the uppers 70s to low 80s and can be enjoyed all day long. Hunting, fishing, bird watching, historic sites, museums, regional specialty cafes, homemade cheese and preserves, the Kit Carson carousel, there are plenty of things to do on the plains as well, you just have to drive further to get to them and look at less interesting things along the way.
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Old 10-28-2015, 02:00 PM
 
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There are many who consider a wide open view (seeing all around for miles with an endless horizon) more beautiful and preferable than of mountains "blocking the view". Sometimes less is more. Those who can fully appreciate the plains might have an edge over those who have trouble with simplicity.

Of course, both landscapes have their value and place. In a way, it is sort of silly trying to vote for one or the other. Thankfully, we can have both.

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Old 10-28-2015, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Burlington, Colorado
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I think there is some romanticizing of the plains culture going on here.
Yes, this seems common. Lack of real experience living there for the most part I think.

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Old 10-28-2015, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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There are many who consider a wide open view (seeing all around for miles with an endless horizon) more beautiful and preferable than of mountains "blocking the view". Sometimes less is more. Those who can fully appreciate the plains might have an edge over those who have trouble with simplicity.

Of course, both landscapes have their value and place. In a way, it is sort of silly trying to vote for one or the other. Thankfully, we can have both.
Except that most of the high plains, with the exception of the westernmost parts with mountain views, is not a landscape where you can see endlessly for miles. It's mostly a slightly rolling landscape with only a few miles of views in any one direction for the most part. The landscape you describe, where you actually can see for hundreds of miles, is characteristic of the Great Basin, much of the Colorado Plateau, and the desert southwest, but not the great plains.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Eaton, CO
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Friendly... probably so, if you fit their mold. The furthest I venture out onto the plains is DIA
You will meet unpleasant people in any city or place. However, the plains of Colorado have the friendliest people in my opinion
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:33 AM
 
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Except that most of the high plains, with the exception of the westernmost parts with mountain views, is not a landscape where you can see endlessly for miles. It's mostly a slightly rolling landscape with only a few miles of views in any one direction for the most part. The landscape you describe, where you actually can see for hundreds of miles, is characteristic of the Great Basin, much of the Colorado Plateau, and the desert southwest, but not the great plains.
I've always thought the wide open spaces in South/Southwestern Colorado are some of the most beautiful - perhaps because I don't visit it as much as the high Rockies.

From Cortez to Durango to the San Luis Valley and Northern NM there are wide valleys with ranches, farms, roads that appear to end in perfect infinity, and sparse homes, with rugged mountains in the distance. Best of both worlds.
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:12 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Plains? Might as well stay in Kansas. Love the mountains.
That would include Denver, KS metro.. (plains). it sure ain't Mtns (or Colorado).

Brown and flat... (I prefer KS... Lincoln county and similar (sandstone hills)). it is MUCH more rugged, hilly (mountainous) and pretty than Denver.

Peetz, CO is nice... Grover, Hereford, Stoneham... (NoCO plains).

My family roots are in Haxtun.

Miss The Farmer's Cafe Hot Beef sandwiches in Wray. Sterling is just too huge.
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