Look up a list of the largest states in the US. You’ll find 15 of the top 20 are west of the Mississippi. And forty of our nation’s 59 national parks are in the west, along with hundreds of other attractions managed by either the National Park Service or by individual states. Simply put, the west is a massive playground and the perfect setting for an Iconic West vacation.
There is something so soul-stirring about the west. Perhaps no one has said it better than author and historian Wallace Stegner: “One cannot be pessimistic about the West. This is the native home of hope. When it fully learns that cooperation, not rugged individualism, is the quality that most characterizes and preserves it, then it will have achieved itself and outlived its origins. Then it has a chance to create a society to match its scenery.”
A list of Iconic West attractions is a veritable ‘who’s who’ of some of the planet’s very best, be it natural or manmade. Mountains, canyons, glaciers, rivers, forests, plains, valleys, deserts, the Pacific Coast. The ‘big 3’ – Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Yellowstone. San Francisco, the Napa Valley, Los Angeles, Disneyland, Las Vegas, Route 66. Native American and western US history and culture. Winemaking, farm-to-table dining, craft brewing and distilling. It’s all this and so much more. And to experience an Iconic West vacation in a richer, deeper and ultimately more meaningful way, you’ll want our private guides and outfitters at your side. Think of them as an outdoor version of a concierge and tailor…they customize each day based on who you are and what you wish to experience. They are experts in family travel. And not only do they know the off-the-tourist-path trails and the best ‘hidden gems’, they are actively engaged in preserving and protecting our wild spaces and places.