Angel's Landing, Zion National Park
Angel's Landing is a narrow fin of sandstone soaring 1,500 ft. up from the Virgin River. The only way up is difficult 5 mile trail. The last half mile is an exposed, steep ridge that has drops of over 900 ft. on each side. After reaching the top with some help from the chains, you are rewarded with a panoramic view of Zion Canyon from a bird's eye perspective.
Capitol Peak, Colorado
Capitol Peak is the most difficult 14er in Colorado. Its stunning North Face rising in a sweeping wall of granite 2,000 ft. to the airy summit. To reach Capitol requires a 7 mile hike to Capitol Lake. From the lake, you ascend to K2's summit. From this 13er, look ahead to the dramatic Capitol Peak. The famous Knife Edge is your first challenge. After this exposed ridge, climb Class 4 rock to the spectacular summit.
The Wonderland Trail is a scenic 92 mile hike in Mount Rainer National Park. The trail makes a beautiful loop around the massive 14er, Mount Rainer. The trail passes tumbling stream, glaciers, and snow-capped peaks.
Crestone Needle, Colorado
The Crestone Needle is one of the most beautiful mountains in Colorado. Its summit soars above the scenic South Colony Lakes. After climbing up its knobby conglamerate rock, reach the summit. Admire the great views of the Great Sand Dunes and Crestone Peak.
The Colorado Trail is scenic 470 mile trail that winds through Colorado's rugged mountains. The Colorado Trail starts in Durango and ends near Denver. It crosses the Continental Divide six times and goes through six remote wilderness areas.
Mt. Katahdin, Maine
Mt. Katahdin is the northern end of the Appalachain Trail and the highest peak in Maine. It is located in the remote and rugged Baxter State Park in central Maine. The routes up the peak are strenous but reward you with a spectacular panorma of the wild Maine woods.
Half Dome, Yosemite, CA
When most think of Half Dome, the vertical north face comes to mind. There is an easier way up though, the Cables Route is 14 miles long and gains 4,000 ft. of elevation. It is a very scenic hike passing thundering waterfalls, towering sequoias, and soaring domes of granite. Cables are fastened into posts in the rock to help you ascend the steep face.