Cities Built at the Base of Mountains

Front Range of the Rocky Mountains: Denver, Colorado Springs

Sierra Nevada: Reno

Wasatch Mountains: Salt Lake City

Ko'Olau Range: Honolulu

Boise Mountains: Boise

Sandia Mountains: Albuquerque

Chugach Mountains: Anchorage

Most other cities in the West have mountains in view when skies are clear and unsmoggy: the cities of California's Central Valley (Sacramento, Stockton, Fresno, Bakersfield) are near the Sierra Nevada; Los Angeles is near the San Gabriel Mountains; Seattle, Tacoma, and Portland are near the Cascades; Phoenix, Tucson, and Las Vegas are among desert mountains.

Salt Lake City and Wasatch Mountains