“In addition to being the world leader in just about everything, the United States of America is also, without a doubt, the most physically beautiful country in the world.”  – Thrillist

 

There are beautiful places all over the world, but the USA has plenty to brag about. In fact, Wyoming has a lot to be proud of and has made Thrillist’s top 10 most beautiful states.

The list counts down from #50, which is held by Kansas. An argument can be made about that position, but the same can be said for all of the decisions by their staff. See if you agree as we skip to the top 10.

 

I cannot argue about the physical beauty of their choice for #1, as they explain:

“This state has EVERY SINGLE KIND OF BEAUTY you could possibly want. Start in the south with the expansive, natural beaches set against towering cliffs. Then move inland to the moon-like desertscapes in the Mojave. There’s the drive along the PCH and Big Sur, leading in the wine country of the Central Coast and up into San Francisco, a city that owes its aesthetic to cliffside views and curlicues of fog. Oh, and lest we forget Yosemite National Park. Or Redwood. Or Death Valley. Or Anza Borrego. And wine country stretching from Napa Valley in the north to Temecula in the south.”

 

  1. California
  2. Hawaii
  3. Alaska
  4. Utah
  5. Colorado
  6. Washington
  7. Oregon
  8. Wyoming
  9. Montana
  10. Michigan

 

In their reasoning for Wyoming, Thrillist said:

“Wyoming is so rich with beauty that even the Grand Tetons -- quite possibly the single most dramatic vista in the country -- somehow get overshadowed by Yellowstone National Park right next door. But if all you've ever seen of Wyoming is Jackson Hole and I-80, you're missing out on the other-worldly high plains outside of Laramie and Cheyenne, the ghostly rocks of Vedauwoo, the mountains of the Front Range (the same mountains you saw on your trip to Denver), the Wind River Range, the Bighorns, and some of the darkest night skies with the brightest Milky Way in the lower 48. That's not to mention Red Canyon, the Red Desert, Devils Tower, or pronghorn populations (you probably know them as antelope, but they're actually pronghorn) that number in the hundreds of thousands, plus elk, moose, and bison. Few people venture into Wyoming to see just how the light shimmers off gold Aspen trees on a limitless mountain prairie -- and folks in the Cowboy State like that just fine.”

 

Here's how we feel about our state

Agree with the rankings? Disagree? Whenever two people think alike on all subjects, one of them in unnecessary.

 

At the risk of overkill or bragging, "It ain't bragging if it;s true," here's more of why we love Wyoming.