1. Indian Peaks Wilderness Area | Boulder, CO
With over 75,000 acres of wilderness, plenty of towering peaks, and 133 miles of trails, visiting the Indian Peaks Wilderness of Colorado is an adventure that every hiking enthusiast should have. The Mitchell Lake Trail is one particular route that features high altitudes, breathtaking views, and a pristine alpine lake.
2. Roan Mountain Highlands | Asheville, NC
Criss-crossing the Tennessee-North Carolina border for 14 miles, this section of the Appalachian Trail is easily one of the most beautiful stretches along the entire route. The views from these ethereal highlands are stunning and constant, and they bring to mind visions of Scotland and Wales.