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Get Wild in the Rocky Mountains

Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, New Mexico . . . When we think of travelling to the Rocky Mountains, we may feel as if we’re going home. Moose, black bears, lynxes, bison, magnificent elk and bighorn sheep thrive here. Hundreds of species of grass feed them, and alpine lakes dot the land. The Continental Divide runs through the Rockies—this is the line at which waters flow either to the Atlantic or the Pacific. It’s an invisible coastline of sorts. Perhaps it tells us which direction is the home of our hearts. Come and discover yourself.


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Autumn is Prime Time in the Rocky Mountains

Autumn comes early to the Rockies, and it’s a time of unrivalled beauty. The aspens begin quaking, their unique leaves changing to brilliant golden-yellows, shimmering with the wind. Vivid orange leaves rise up against white bark. From a distance, an alpine forest looks ablaze. Elk, and other animals, migrate from high country in search of a mate. Have your camera ready—autumn here is prime time.

There are dozens of natural hot springs in the Rocky Mountains, and one of them is the world’s largest. After trekking with a naturalist and a day filled with fine air, slip into the healing waters and soak. Next day, go backcountry with a guide and be astonished by hidden creeks, powerful waterfalls, and wildlife. (Keep an eye open for ancient fossils.) In the evening, cozy up and watch the sun paint the sky at dusk.

There are ghost towns, old mines, small railroads, and historic towns to discover, all near your lodgings. You might decide to stay in a remote cowboy ranch with 360° views, or you might prefer a luxurious resort with exceptional cuisine. The choices are all yours when autumn comes to the Rockies, bringing vibrant colors and nature at its showiest.

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  • Private, customized mountain bike skills and tours.
  • Off road 4 X 4 photo tour
  • Follow the steps of the gold rush to a ghost town
  • Explore mountain culture, ancient geology, and Colorado wildlife
  • Wyoming wildlife, and natural history, safari
  • Worthy of a Road Trip!

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The Rockies, a True Winter Paradise

What to do when the days grow short and winter begins in earnest? Consider sleigh rides, skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, ice fishing, ice skating, ice climbing, and head straight to the Rocky Mountains. The scenery is epic. The reward is a feeling of dazzling good health.

Rocky Mountain snow country is legendary, and the people who came before us in that place were extraordinary people. (Maybe it was the altitude.) Discover their stories in historic villages and ghost towns. Go shopping and peruse galleries—Western sculpture and Native American crafts sit comfortably beside designer clothing and fine art.

Spend time at a traditional ranch with modern values, and then glide over the snow in a sleigh, complete with red bells. Go backcountry into a National Park with a local guide. Your lodgings are just as unique as the country, and the choices are all yours. Rough-hewn or contemporary, all have stunning views and fine amenities. This winter, ease into the adventure and wonder of the Rocky Mountains.

Inspired Winter Resorts:
Colorado: Telluride; Aspen; Snowmass; Beaver Creek; Vail; Steamboat, Wolf Creek; Durango/Purgatory
Idaho: Sun Valley
Wyoming: Jackson Hole
Montana: Whitefish; Big Sky

Authentic Experiences

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  • Sleigh Rides in a National Elk Refuge
  • Tandem paraglide over the Tetons!
  • Yellowstone Winter Wolf-watching Tour with local guide
  • Winter Wonderland Photo Tour in CO
  • Off Road Scenic Tour with 360 degree views
  • Grand Teton Winter Safari

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Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho

Stretching from British Columbia to northern New Mexico, the Rocky Mountains are a bold 3,000 miles long—we still travel to them and remember our wild side. In 1803, Thomas Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark to survey the Louisiana Purchase—no one knew exactly what the country had just bought.

In three years, they surveyed 8,000 miles, and wrote reports with wide-eyed wonder. Can you image coming upon the Old Faithful geyser? Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain, Grand Teton and Glacier National parks are the big ones, and we’re thankful for them. Even more thankful that half the area of these states are set aside, and protected, for everyone to explore. Go to the Rocky Mountains. Howl at the moon. Recover your wild side.

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