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The States To Live In If You Enjoy An Outdoors Lifestyle

 

 

Some U.S. states are better for outdoor activities. People who enjoy hiking, biking, sailing, skiing, mountaineering, and similar hobbies will want to live in one of these five locations.

California

California boasts 840 miles of coastline, perfect for watersports. Surfing, boating, parasailing, jet skiing and more are possible wherever you are. Kayaking and rafting are available inland on the whitewater rivers.

The nine national parks here offer many opportunities for outdoor adventures. Rock climbers will enjoy Yosemite while hikers will stay busy exploring Joshua Tree’s sparse, rocky trails.

Washington

Washington is notable for precipitation. This makes the landscape perfect for alpine adventures in the winter. Summit at Snoqualmie, Mission Ridge, Steven’s Pass, and Crystal Mountain offer compelling skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing opportunities.

The state’s local fauna is incredibly varied. Moose, elk, and grizzly bears can are visible in the north. Backpackers must be cautious and prepared when hiking on the nature trails here.

Climbers can test their skills on Mount Rainier. Its elevation of 14,411 feet makes it the 17th highest mountain in the United States. Hikers can appreciate the scenery on one of the national park’s 260 maintained trails. 

Utah

Utah is home to 22.8 million acres of public land. This includes five national parks, 44 state parks, and five national forests.

The red rock canyons are some of the state’s most notable features. These stand out amongst the remote mountain ranges and rapid waterways. 

You can enjoy these views daily by living at Banloch Ranch. It’s one of the master planned communities in Park City that combines modern décor with nature-embracing architecture. This sunny location features trails for mountain biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing on the doorstep. It also rests on a plateau overlooking the Jordanelle reservoir – perfect for sightseers.

Colorado

88 of the 200 highest major summits in the U.S. are in Colorado. The highest is Mount Elbert and is included in the 17,000+ hiking trails in the state. This constitutes over 5,600 miles of scenic land available to traverse on foot.

Water lovers stay satisfied with over 4,000 lakes and reservoirs where calm waters allow for fishing and swimming. People may catch glimpses of elk, bald eagles, and mountain goats while enjoying these outdoor spots.

Minnesota

There are 11,842 lakes in Minnesota. Fishing enthusiasts, canoeists, and paddle-boarders alike will stay busy exploring each one. Fans of the Mississippi River can also see where it starts in Itasca State Park.

Minnesota receives more snowfall on average than most states. This is reflected in over 22,000 miles of snowmobile trails. Lake Superior sees particularly heavy snowfall and offers breathtaking views in the winter.

The Northern Lights are clear in Minnesota. Go to these places for the best views of it. To see it from your home, buy a place in the northernmost part of the state.

Every state has activities for outdoor enthusiasts. These five are the best for those who spend most of their time outside.