Skiing, Climbing and Unique Geology - Name This State?

The U.S. is filled with tons of awesome places to explore. We've covered many of those in our weekly Mystery Destination games but this week let's see if you can name the U.S. state that all of these adventure spots are located. Check out the photos, read the clues then enter your guess in the comments below.

Skiing Photo by Zach Dischner


This state has some awesome places to ski or snowboard. Probably the most well-known resort in the state is known for its large amount of vertical drop, at 4,140 ft it have one of the steepest drops in the U.S. You might also think of the popular aerial tram when you think of this ski resort.

Waterfalls Photo by Lee Coursey


Probably the most visited place within this state's boundaries is a national park. This park was designated as the first ever national park in 1872. It is known for its varying ecosystems and of course geothermal gases.

tower Photo by Colin Faulkingham


This popular tourist destination features a tower that rises 1,267 feet above the surrounding terrain. It was declared a national monument in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt. Those looking for a fun adventure can climb the tower. Climbing routes range from relatively easy to extremely difficult.

Do you know which state we're adventuring in? Enter your guess in the comments below. Earn bonus points if you can name the ski resort, national park and national monument mentioned in the clues.

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Andy Hawbaker
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Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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