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View Poll Results: The Best Desert Scenery State
California 3 4.48%
Nevada 3 4.48%
Utah 20 29.85%
Arizona 29 43.28%
New Mexico 12 17.91%
Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-22-2019, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Which of these desert states is your favorite?

Only vote on the desert parts and the most attractive landscape.

California

Nevada

Utah

Arizona

New Mexico
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Old 09-22-2019, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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Utah and Arizona. both are special. I voted Utah for uniqueness
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Old 09-22-2019, 05:41 PM
 
Location: South to West
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I went with NM even though I wouldn't care to live there. Utah is too Mormon-controlled and Nevada just doesn't appeal to me.
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Old 09-22-2019, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Chiraq, Crook County
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I would say AZ but Utah is incredibly underrated on the southern part of the state. Arches national park is really nice.
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Utah. Hands down. Utah has mountains, but it's more known for its desert areas - Zion, Arches, Bryce, Escalante/Grand Staircase, and Canyonlands.

FWIW, glad you didn't throw Colorado on the poll. Far too many people wrongly (and idiotically) refer to the Front Range and Eastern Plains as a desert. They aren't.
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:13 AM
 
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I voted Arizona
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:32 AM
 
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Arizona is the only state to have every major North American desert in its borders (Sonoran, Chihuahuan, Mohave, Great Basin)

Utah has some very dramatic and interesting geography near its southern border

New Mexico is so vast and open but not very diverse

Nevada is primarily the Mohave Desert/Great Basin which is dry and often ugly

Inland California is like Nevada
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:35 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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New Mexico is so vast and open but not very diverse
The Chihuahuan desert, occupying much of southern and middle New Mexico -- even past Albuquerque, has the greatest diversity of all American deserts. The range in elevation has an important role in plant and animal diversity as does the Rio Grande (the river and the rift) and the exposed geology. New Mexico is heavily volcanic with lava fields and Sky Islands rising from the desert contributing to the diversity and scenery. The bones and muscle of the planet are revealed in the NM geology and scenic diversity. White Sands is an amazing place. The Bisti Badlands is just one of several hoodoo/goblin wild areas. Valley of Fires and Malpais are relatively recent lava fields. Kasha Katuwe and the Ojito wilderness are easily accessed from ABQ. The Ancestral Pueblo/Chaco sites are also scattered across the desert areas along with modern pueblo towns dating back 1000 years.
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Landrum,SC
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I went with NM even though I wouldn't care to live there. Utah is too Mormon-controlled and Nevada just doesn't appeal to me.
Mormons don't change how the desert looks.
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Maine.

In all seriousness, I'd vote Utah. Arizona a close second. It seems people are pulling religion and other outside influences into their decision, but for pure desert scenery, I'd go with Utah then AZ.
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