Those wishing to settle the Rockies have always had to be as tough and rugged as the vast wilderness to survive. Flash forward to today, and while much of the region is dotted with civilization, you don’t have to go far to be ‘out there,’ feeling like you have the mountains, lakes and open spaces all to yourself. Over half of the total area of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho is National Parks, Forests, Monuments and Recreation Areas, all open for everyone to enjoy. This is America’s playground, where there are still plenty of wild places to be wild in on a Rockies vacation. And yes, you can’t help but ‘get high’, thanks to the altitude. Head over to Rocky Mountain National Park, on Highway 34, aka Trail Ridge Road, and you’ll be driving the highest continuous paved highway in the U.S., topping out at over 12,000 feet.
Ready to ‘saddle up’ for some big fun? We thought so. From hiking, fishing, rafting, skiing, horseback riding, jeep touring, wildlife viewing, and even sand sliding (at Great Sand Dunes National Park), adventure beckons. Along the way, you’ll likely spend time in a few of the west’s hippest and highest cities and towns – Denver, Aspen, Vail, Durango, Jackson, Bozeman and Whitefish. Great food and drink await, as do friendly folks who will make you feel welcome. We’ll help you find the ‘just right’ blend of activities and accommodations on a private custom Rockies vacation.