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Three Must-Do Mountain Adventures in the U.S.

Three Must-Do Mountain Adventures in the U.S.

The United States is enormous, encompassing vast arrays of geographical variety. Some of the hallowed natural landmarks in the U.S. are its remarkable mountains. Their beauty and awe beckon us to visit, yet it is hard to know where to begin as are so many from which to choose.

Not to worry! Your friends at Outbound Power have already done the challenging work of visiting many of the country's most gorgeous mountainous landmarks, and we are here to report our top three recommendations for must-do mountain adventures.

Sunrise at Schwabacher's Landing in Jackson, Wyoming
Photo by Cora Leach

3. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park is a popular and remarkable destination for camping, hiking, fishing, boating, and mountaineering. The area provides such an enormous breadth of recreational opportunities with unparalleled views at each turn.

Some can't-miss activities include hiking the epic six-mile Taggart and Bradley Lake Loop, canoeing or kayaking on Jenny Lake, or getting up early to witness one of the most stunning sunrises you'll ever see at Schwabacher Landing.

Also, remember to keep a watchful eye out for one of the many moose and bison in the park!

View from Mount Mitchell
Photo by Tom Sid

2. Mount Mitchell State Park, North Carolina

Peaking out from the top of the rugged Black Mountains of western North Carolina is the famed Mount Mitchell. While wimpy compared to its Rocky Mountain counterparts, Mount Mitchell, at 6,684 feet, still holds the title of highest peak east of the Mississippi River.

Mount Mitchell's peak is easily accessible by vehicle, and for the more adventurous you can hike or (try to) run up the six-mile, 3,500-foot climb to reach the summit. However you arrive, the trip will be worth it as the view of the surrounding Pisgah National Forest is overwhelmingly beautiful.

Telluride, Colorado
Photo by Tim Peterson

1. San Juan Mountains, Colorado

No destination in the United States features unique Swiss-like alpine meadows, gorgeous crystal-clear high-altitude lakes, and multiple snow-capped peaks that stretch over 14,000 feet to the heavens than the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado.

The inviting old mining towns of Silverton, Durango, Ouray, Telluride, and Lake City, form a special geographical area in the range that draws adventure-seekers each summer.

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