10 Breathtaking Views Everyone Can Experience

If you’re thinking about going on a hike for the first time, read on. It’s not as hard as you think to experience a crazy view. Here are some stunning incentives to keep running up that hill. To Love, Sweat and Beers™.

1. The moon rising over Mt. Diablo in California:

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Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley is very accesible. Check out more about it here.

2. Icefields in Banff:

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After a 20 minute climb, a view of the Columbia Icefield from the Wilcox Pass trail. Learn more about it here.

3. The Canyons of Arizona:

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Over 5 million people visit the Grand Canyon National Park, and it’s a hiking destination as well.

4. The Arches in the Arches National Park in Utah:

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Arches National Park in Utah has some awesome rock structures. Learn more here.

5. The Pine Mountain wilderness in Bumblebee, Arizona:

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The hikes here range from beginner to advanced. Learn more here.

6. The view from Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smokey Mountains:

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Learn more about the trail to the highest point in Tennessee here.

7. Pike’s Peak in Colorado:

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When you’re ready for an overnight camp, give Pike’s Peak a try.

8. Lake Superior, and some beautiful scenery:

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From the Superior Hiking Trail in Northern Minnesota. Learn more here.

9. The mists of Mt. Rainer in Washington:

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Learn about some day hikes here.

10. A view from the top in Brighton, outside Salt Lake City:

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Find out more about hiking in Wasatch County here.

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