Why you should visit the US Rockies
- Explore the spectacular geothermals of Yellowstone National Park and track the reclusive Gray wolves
- Discover your inner cowboy with a horse back adventure at a Montana guest Ranch
- Find the hidden gems of Glacier National Park, home to one million acres of turquoise alpine lakes, grizzly bears and of course the spectacular glaciers
- Wildlife watch in Teton Nation Park great for elk, bears and moose with the spectacular scenery of the Teton Mountains in the backdrop
- Visit an Indian reservation in Montana and learn of the tribal and cultural practises
Our specialists "mad to miss"
It may seem obvious to speak of the exceptional national parks in the Rockies as a highlight but what can be forgotten is to explore the areas away from the main ‘hot spot’ areas. National Parks including Yellowstone, Teton and Glacier all offer such diversity with the main roads and trails offering just a preview of what are on offer. Specialist guides are at their best in the US and should be taken advantage of; they can offer unparalleled insight and access to the parks. Another must do is to visit Yellowstone in September when the aspen leaves are golden, against the backdrop of the Teton mountain range and the geothermal features it is a spectacular sight.
A little more about the US Rockies
The Rocky Mountains have a governing presence in the US running from the Canadian south into Montana and onwards to New Mexico. This vast mountain chain is one of the most spectacular landforms in North America that never fails to impress with its snow-capped mountains, lush forests and powerful rivers.
Yellowstone National Park was the first designated park in the US and arguably the most renowned, covering an area of 3,468 square miles and a geothermal spectacle. With the majority of the world’s geysers preserved here, it is a park that never sleeps. Wildlife can be found at every turn, whether that's grizzly bears, wolves and herds of bison and elk. Put simply: this is wonderland.
Not to be forgotten are the dude and guest ranches that are synonymous with the west. Nowhere in the world are ranches a more intrinsic part of the day to day life and where is better to enjoy a horseback adventure than the stunning mountains of the Rockies.
When to go to The Rockies
The best time to see the National Parks are in the shoulder seasons of May- June & September- October when the parks are quieter. Grizzly bears sightings are good for the majority of the year from March- November and September is a great time for the Yellow aspen trees.
For a different perspective, explore Yellowstone in March when the park is quiet with a winter wolves tracking experience.
The majority of ranches operate throughout the year with riding the key summer activity and cross-country skiing and dog-sledding dominating the winter months.