1. Grand Teton, WY
Yellowstone’s just down the road, and gets all the love (and hundreds of thousands more tourists every year.) Fine. Let ‘em have Old Faithful, and its snack bar too. Because trekking the dramatic peaks of the Tetons -- which tower 7,000 feet above the valley floor -- is where it’s at. Take on a difficult but non-technical climb like Static Peak (11,303’) or dive in and conquer one of America’s most iconic summits, the Grand Teton (13,770’), a tough, technical, and unforgettable two day climb (do it guided, through ExumGuides.com).