As most music festivals occur outdoors, a beautiful locale has become a major factor in deciding which events to attend each year. Some prefer dancing on dusty desert floors while others prefer breathing in the clean mountain air; each have their challenges as well as their own inimitable beauty. This list examines some of America’s most majestic mountainous and high-altitude events that feature a diverse array of musical genres ranging from hip hop to classic rock. Each possesses its own distinct characteristics while also sharing the same, familiar community of music-lovers, adventure-enthusiasts and artists. Happy festival season!