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The Rockies

Located in the west of the country, the Rocky Mountains are the rugged backbone of the United States. Traversing across several states, the Rockies offer the opportunity to relax and absorb the scenery in the sparsely populated Wyoming, or indulge in pulsating adrenaline-fueled pastimes such as skiing, white-water rafting and climbing in Colorado. With a variety of National Parks including Glacier, Teton and Yellowstone to explore, the Rocky Mountains is a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors, whilst animal fan can try to spot grizzly bears, bison, mountain lions, moose and wolves, collectively known as ‘The Big Five’. Visitors to the Rockies can also enjoy natural hot springs, as well as a locally produced food and drink which can be enjoyed on the clear starry nights that the area is famed for.

 

What you’ll love most about America’s Rockies

  • Explore the rugged beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Hike through alpine meadows, spot wildlife like elk and bighorn sheep, and marvel at towering peaks and pristine lakes
  • Discover the dramatic landscapes of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Admire the jagged peaks of the Teton Range, hike scenic trails, and explore the pristine lakes and rivers that dot the park
  • Experience the geothermal wonders of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Witness erupting geysers, colourful hot springs, and dramatic waterfalls, and spot wildlife like bison, wolves, and grizzly bears
  • Immerse yourself in the wilderness of Glacier National Park in Montana. Drive the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road, hike through rugged terrain, and marvel at glaciers, alpine lakes, and towering peaks
  • Explore the unique landscapes of Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. Hike up towering sand dunes, splash in Medano Creek, and enjoy panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
  • Discover the iconic beauty of Yosemite National Park in California. Marvel at granite cliffs like El Capitan and Half Dome, hike to stunning waterfalls like Yosemite Falls, and explore ancient sequoia groves

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Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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