I will always choose as favorites hikes which have views that have no really obvious man-made objects such as towns, cities, roads, power lines, etc., visible. There are many such hikes in Grand Canyon, and in the White Mountains. Even the views from Baldy or Escudilla have few distractions of this kind, although their views cover thousands of square miles, the man-made objects are mostly far away or hidden from view. So one can at least imagine wilderness, even if it isn't a reality. I've climbed most of the peaks in the Santa Ritas, Catalinas, and Rincons, and the views from these peaks are wide and long and awesome, but include new subdivisions, old subdivisions, freeways, mine tailings, power lines, power plants, airports and other things necessary to modern life, but not at all necessary to a good hiking experience. Sitting on top of Mt. Kimball trying to find one's house in the binoculars is fun just about once. After that, I want wilderness.
Maybe I should move to Alaska...
There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
Steal your face right off your head!