I have been to virtually all of the major national parks in the Western US, many of them multiple times. Last year I had the opportunity to spend some time in Glacier, an absolutely incredible park. While I was there I made a brief visit to Banff and Jasper National Parks, which I thought were absolutely gorgeous and worthy of more extensive exploration.
I have never been to Alaska and am debating between going there next year or returning to the Canadian Rockies. Is there anything in Alaska quite as spectacular? If given the choice, is it worth the extra expense to go to Alaska? I have always wanted to do so but wonder if the scenery in the Rockies is superior. I would be interested in different opinions about this.
I love visiting national parks, enjoy day hiking and am particularly drawn to rugged, mountain landscapes. Would Alaska offer as much in this regard as the Rockies? (Don't care about the hotels, tourist services, etc....just the scenery). Thanks in advance!