Whether you’re looking for a winter wonderland or a warm escape, these are best places to visit in winter in the US! Snow-capped mountains, cozy chalets and secluded beaches are all accessible year-round but especially enjoyable during the colder months. Wherever you’re headed, but sure to plan for the weather in your dream winter destination.
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The national monuments in the West help preserve Indigenous heritage, coastal ecosystems, the prehistoric past, and other sites of historical and cultural significance. From fossils and fjords to craters and cliff dwellings, you can see many beautiful places and learn incredible history at the national monuments in the western United States.
Autumn in Colorado is a truly magical time of year. The air is crisp, opportunities to enjoy a warm beverage are plentiful (pumpkin spice latte, anyone?) and the changing aspen leaves dancing in the treetops and swirling through the air are breathtaking. We’ve put together a list of our favorite spots to enjoy fall colors in Colorado for you – happy leaf peeping!
There’s a peaceful, thrilling feeling we’ve all had, but it’s rare: the moment when everything comes together on a road trip. In our research about Cheyenne, Wyoming, we started to find all the pieces for that moment to happen, and we had to share.
On your next adventure, make sure to gather with your family and friends in the “rendezvous city of Wyoming”, and enjoy all Riverton has to offer!
An exciting and cultural stop between Devils Tower and Yellowstone: Wyoming’s Wind River Hotel & Casino
Casinos can feel like a cookie-cutter experience—if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all, but that was not the case for Wind River Hotel and Casino. We even had the opportunity to experience one of their weekly traditional Northern Arapaho dance exhibitions performed by tribal members in colorful regalia and accompanied by a singing and drumming circle.
Skip the spring break crazies on the ski slopes and head to a quieter corner of Colorado: Alamosa in the San Luis Valley. At only 7,544 feet elevation, Alamosa is a warmer–and quieter–option for those eager to hit the highway for a road trip come springtime.
When traveling to National Parks and other beautiful places in the Rocky Mountain West, you also travel across the ancestral lands of many different Indigenous tribes. We have created a guide to help you feel prepared exploring Indigenous heritage in the Rocky Mountain West on your next road trip. Indigenous communities are still very much tied to the land, and you can create a positive experience for both yourself and these communities by visiting with gratitude and respect – prepared to learn about the local cultures and histories.
This or that? Basing your summer adventures at Grand Targhee is a great way to escape the crowds of summer travelers, slow down and soak up time in the great outdoors, and tailor whatever you do—hike, bike, tour, or raft—to exactly your style.
Did you know there is a small part of Yellowstone National Park in Idaho? Explore the secret sliver in Yellowstone Teton Territory.