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View Poll Results: The following state has the most spectacular mountain range(s):
Colorado 27 17.09%
California 21 13.29%
Utah 7 4.43%
Wyoming 17 10.76%
Idaho 5 3.16%
Washington 24 15.19%
Alaska 45 28.48%
Hawaii 2 1.27%
other 10 6.33%
Voters: 158. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-18-2008, 09:06 AM
 
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Alaska and Colorado tied IMO. Next up after that would be Wyoming.
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Old 01-18-2008, 09:44 AM
 
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Alaska and Colorado tied IMO. Next up after that would be Wyoming.
Wyoming has some pretty ranges, but the old wives tale is that when the state boundaries were drawn with Wyoming and Idaho that the Teton Range (which practically sits on the state line, but on the Wyoming side) were originally on the Idaho side, but then it was determined that Idaho has more than its fair share of impressive craggy peaks and Wyoming was lacking, so the state line was redrawn with the Tetons on the Wyoming side

Just for fun, not meant as a slam
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:57 PM
 
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Boy, that's a hard one. Montana or Colorado. Oregon's cascades are pretty spectacular too b/c they spout out of the valleys with few foothills.
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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Alaska, without a doubt. I love the Rockies and Sierra Nevada and they are breathtakingly beautiful, but Alaska's mountains are bigger, wilder, and more spectacular.
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Alaska. Definitely the most spectacular.
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Alaska, that a no brainer... Colorado is really nice too though, Wyoming, Washington, California, Hawaii, maybe even a bit of New Mexico....
I like mountains, but Alaska is kills all other states.... They have the highest, greenest (and whitest), and untouched mountains of all the US.
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:48 AM
 
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Have been to all of them, and Alaska is the winner. Is truly very beautiful, very large, extensive and wild/rugged. However, MY favorite is still Grand Tetons/Yellowstone. Then Glacier National Park range.
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Alaska wins this with Montana, California, Washington, and Oregon following. Let's not forget the east either. I personally think the mountains of West Virginia are spectacular along with a drive up the Blue Ridge and Skyline Drive.
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:29 PM
 
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In the few times I've been, I still believe Colorado's got the mountains. They always have great skiing, and you can't beat the scenery. I've even had many postcards of Colorado from trips I've taken. Sorry, everybody else, but Colorado is far superior to all the others.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:14 PM
 
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In terms of the lower 48, Montana, by a long, long way. It has the three most intact ecosystems left in the lower 48.

The wilderness areas in Colorado don't get any bigger than 500k. In Montana, they go by the millions. You have protected low elevation river valleys and ridiculous peaks. Plus, grizzly bears. They held on in Montana, while Colorado wasn't wild enough to hold theirs. Tells you quite a bit about the rugged nature of the Montana landscape.
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