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The American Rockies

Nowhere else in North America is a self drive holiday incorporating several states more recommended. One visit simply won't be enough to see the best that this amazing region has to offer, and we guarantee you will want to return time and time again! Choose ideas from the following selection or let us recommend the right itinerary for you. This is one of our all time favourite areas of the USA and we would love to share both our personal experience of the region and recommendations with you!

For more information about Summer or Winter Holidays to Yellowstone National Park or the other Rocky Mountain States or to request a full quotation please email info@awwt.co.uk or telephone (01892) 779900

Colorado – The Centennial State

Colorado is a year round destination boasting over 300 days of sunshine per year. With western history abound, four stunning national parks, 40 State parks, and 26 world class ski resorts this is some of the most beautiful scenery in all of the USA. Colorado is a truly diverse state offering something for everyone.

National Parks: Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, Great Sand Dunes & Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Don't miss: The Mesa Verde National Park, Cliff dwellings and mesa top villages built between AD450 and 1300.

Featured in our Rocky Mountain Splendours, Pride of the Rockies, Mountains and Mesas and Home on the Range Self Drive Tours

Montana – The Big Sky State

From the plains of eastern Montana to the western mountains, Montana's never ending sky sets a stage of dramatic proportions. Jagged peaks, and awe inspiring mountains form a breath-taking landscape, making a perfect setting for lovers of the great outdoors and nature alike. Enjoy unforgettable scenery, outdoor pursuits such as fly fishing, hiking, river rafting and horseback rides, and wildlife including wild horses, grizzly and black bears.

National Parks: Glacier, Yellowstone, Little Bighorn National Battlefield.

Don't miss: Glacier National Park – a place of natural beauty and majesty with a spectacular mix of wildlife, wilderness, sparkling lakes and pine forests.

Featured in our America's Last Best Places, Listen to the Silence, Pride of the Rockies and The Dinosuar Trail Self Drive Tours

Wyoming – The Cowboy State

The heart of the old west still beats in Wyoming – a place where all your cowboy dreams come true! Home to the largest outdoor rodeo in the world, along with Montana, Wyoming is also home to Yellowstone National Park. Best known for it's geysers and geo thermal features, it was the first to be established in the USA. View the jagged peaks of the Teton Mountains and visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Centre's five museums and galleries in the town of Cody. Fossil enthusiasts won't want to miss The Fossil Butte National Monument.

Don't miss: The National Parks: Yellowstone - America's oldest and most spectacular Park and Grand Teton

Featured in our America's Last Best Places, Listen to the Silence, Pride of the Rockies and Western Heritage Self Drive Tours

Idaho – The Gem State

With snowcapped mountains, dense forests, many lakes and miles of hiking trails, this last state to be explored by Euro Americans is renowned for its scenic beauty and outdoor recreation in a beautiful and natural setting. Apart from natural beauty, Idaho offers lots of interesting history, being Lewis & Clark country and the route of the Oregon Trail, as well as home to the Nez Perce Indians.

Don't miss: Sun Valley in Central Idaho gateway to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and site of the first destination ski resort in North America.

Featured in our Pride of the Rockies and Western Heritage Self Drive Tours

South Dakota – The Mount Rushmore State

Desolate but beautiful Badlands National Park and the majestic Black Hills, where pine forests grown among mountain peaks fill the southwestern corner of the state making it perfect to combine with south eastern Montana and Wyoming. See the famous giant presidential faces at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, learn the story behind Crazy Horse Memorial – a mountain being shaped to honour the American Indian Chief and visit The Lakota Native American Tribe.

National Parks: Mount Rushmore Memorial, Badlands, Black Hills National Forest and Custer State Park.

Don't miss: The 60 foot images on Mount Rushmore which stand as a symbol of American democracy.

Featured in our America's Last Best Places and Listen to the Silence Self Drive Tours.

 

For further recommendations or a full quotation please email info@awwt.co.uk or telephone (01892) 779900