Mountain States

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Mountain States destinations

Around Colorado

Aspen and Snowmass

Boulder, Colorado

Breckenridge, Keystone and Copper

Colorado Springs and Southeastern Colorado

Denver and Around

Glacier National Park

Grand Junction and Around



Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park

Southwest Colorado

Vail and Beaver Creek


Yellowstone National Park

Mountain States

Mountains march through the Mountain States of Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, creating vast playgrounds for active travelers. But, tucked among the mountain ranges are flatlands with entertaining cities, including culture-rich and sport-minded Denver.

Mountain States: Colorado

A playground climbing more than a mile high

Colorado is so much more than a $4.8 billion-dollar ski industry and legalized cannabis. The views from the top of a 14,000-foot-high mountain are a breathtaking experience in more ways than one.

Travelers flock to Southwest Colorado to explore remnants of the Wild West and see ancient Puebloan ruins at Mesa Verde National Park. Viewing dinosaur bones still in the rocks and tasting wine at vineyards lure visitors to the Grand Junction and the Western Slope.

Summer or winter, mountain resort towns including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Steamboat, Telluride, Aspen and Snowmass are filled with vacationers. The mountains are rich with hiking and mountain biking trails. The rivers and streams are great for rafting and gold-medal fishing. Watching elk, deer, moose and other wildlife in their natural setting at Rocky Mountain National Park is memorable.

In addition to the state’s natural treasures, Colorado’s sophistication reveals itself in Denver’s world-class museums, music and other cultural opportunities. GenXers and Millennials flock to the Front Range cities of Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs for the relaxed lifestyle and outdoor activities.

Mountain States Aspen Leaves
Mountain States Aspen Leaves

Mountain States: Montana

Blend sightseeing and activities
In the summertime, Montana visitors mingle with locals birding in Glacier National Park and fly fishing in the Great Bear Wilderness. If you’re not into sports, take a sightseeing tour through Yellowstone or the many other parks in the state. In the wintertime, Snowmobilers ride on the white countryside outside the town of West Yellowstone, where there’s also access to the national park.

Mountain States: Wyoming

So many choices for sedentary and  active visitors
Keep your camera handy when traveling in Wyoming, in the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, or the Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway. Watch the hot springs bubble in Yellowstone National Park. Join (or watch) the climbers challenging the sheer walls in the Grand Teton National Park and the Devils Tower area. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort or Grand Targhee Resort are prime places for downhill skiers, snowboarders and cross country skiers.

Mountain States: Idaho

An outdoor lover’s paradise
Idaho presents a wide variety of activities for active travelers — from jet boating through Hell’s Canyon and climbing the Bruneau Sand Dunes, to fine dining after a day on Sun Valley‘s ski slopes and bicycling on the Route of the Hiawatha Rail to Trail. Camping in state parks, horseback riding in the wilderness while visiting a guest ranch, and fishing or rafting on the Snake River await outdoor enthusiasts.

What it Costs

Abstract Pricing at a Glance

Prices often fluctuate dynamically depending on capacity, seasonality and deals. We don’t want to lead you astray by quoting exact prices that quickly become wrong. To give you a rough idea for budgetary planning purposes, though, we have indicated general price ranges for all points of interest.

Price ranges are quoted in $US.

See & Do
N/A => Not applicable
$ => Tickets less than $10 per person
$$ => Tickets $11-25 per person
$$$ => Tickets $26 per person

$ => Rooms less than $100 for a double
$$ => Rooms $200 for a double
$$$ => Rooms $300 for a double

$ => $1-15 per person for a meal (without alcohol, tax, tip)
$ => $16-40 per person for a meal (without alcohol, tax, tip)
$$$ => $41 per person for a meal (without alcohol, tax, tip)

N/A => Not applicable

$ => Tickets less than $10 per person
$$ => Tickets $11-25 per person
$$ => Tickets $26 per person