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Things to Do in the Rocky Mountains, USA

Located in the Northwest of America, the four states (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado) are truly breathtaking. The region offers national parks for hiking enthusiasts, shimmering lakes with sandy shores for beach bums, and impressive ski trails for snow bunnies.

Colorado

From watching a baseball game at Coors Field to enjoying the stores in Larimer Square, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do in Denver.

Coors Field, Denver, Colorado, USA
Watch a baseball game at Coors Field in Denver. 
 

Just 25 kilometers from the city center, you’ll find the Red Rocks Amphitheater, an impressive set of rocks that act as amazing natural acoustics for live music. Try to time your visit with one of the regular performances to see the rocks in action!

Colorado’s natural highlights include Mesa Verde National Park, home to historic cliff dwellings, and Grand Sand Dunes National Park, with incredible desert landscapes.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA
The Rocky Mountain National Park is great for climbing, hiking, and skiing.
 

You can also go climbing and hiking among the huge peaks of the Rocky Mountain National Park, which make Colorado’s resorts (such as Vail and Breckenridge) the perfect vacation for skiers.

Idaho

There are plenty of watery wonders to enjoy in Idaho. Measuring over 40 kilometers long, don’t miss out on the beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene, with peaceful beaches and scenic views. Alternatively, visit the 65-meter-high Shoshone Falls, which has its most powerful surges between April and July. If you’re visiting in winter, check out ski resorts like Sun Valley, Silver Mountain, and Schweitzer Mountain resorts or enjoy a variety of winter sports in the 9,000-square-kilometer Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Idaho, USA
The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest stretches over 9,000-square-kilometers.
 

Need some human contact after spending so much time in nature? Head to Boise for incredible architecture, such as the 63-meter-tall Idaho State Capitol Building.

Boise, Idaho, USA
Boise is the capital city of Idaho. 
 

You can also enjoy the city’s parks along the Boise Greenbelt walking trail, or take to bars, restaurants, and clubs in Boise’s Downtown.

Montana

Bordering Canada, Montana is famous for its incredible natural beauty. The 4,046-square-kilometer Glacier National Park is a must-see for more than 1,100 kilometers of hiking trails, 130 lakes, and countless enormous peaks.

Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
Montana's Glacier National Park is home to endless hiking trails, many lakes, and enormous peaks.
 

It’s also worth checking out the Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park to explore some of the largest limestone caves in the US, which can be visited between May and September.

Montana’s main city, Helena, is known for its beautiful Capitol Building, built in the Greek Renaissance style. You should also visit the Helena City State Park, where you’ll find the city’s highest peak, Mount Helena. After dark, check out Downtown for breweries, distilleries, restaurants, and more.

Outside of the city, there are plenty more opportunities to learn about Montana’s past. Crow Agency’s Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, for example, teaches visitors about Native American history, while Bozeman’s Museum of the Rockies hosts impressive dinosaur displays.  

Wyoming

Known for the famous Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, Wyoming boasts incredible wildlife. While in Yellowstone, you can spot bars, wolves, and eagles among colorful hot springs, huge geysers, and pink and yellow canyon walls.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Yellowstone is just one of the stunning national parks in Wyoming. 
 

Grand Teton is home to moose, beavers, and more, and offers some of the best trout fishing in the US, particularly in Jackson Lake. More natural beauty can be found among the red sandstone cliffs of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area or in the Hot Springs State Park, with its naturally mineral-rich pools.

The state’s largest city, Cheyenne, offers lots of history lessons. While the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum celebrates rodeo and western culture, the Wyoming State Museum boasts impressively-preserved dinosaur fossils.

Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of Wyoming.
 

Try to visit in July to take part in the entertaining Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo or enjoy vibrant nightlife year-round in the Downtown area. 

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