The Rockies holidays are tailormade for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, and those in search of a memorable break away from the daily routines of city life. Marvel at some of Mother Nature’s finest creations and breathe in that refreshing mountain air. There is no denying that The Rockies holidays have a spot on every traveller’s bucket list.
Aside from the multitude of magnificent national parks that The Rocky Mountains region is so famous for, one of the most notable attractions to add to your itinerary is the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. It can be found in the Black Hills region of South Dakota and is truly a sight to behold.
The Rockies holidays: national parks galore
There are three main national parks in The Rockies. These are the Rocky Mountain National Park, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. While each one is as stunning as the other, they all feature their own unique natural wonders.
The Rocky Mountain National Park is where you will find the most spectacular mountain vistas. Trail Ridge Road is a special highlight which crests at over 12,000 feet and promises numerous enthralling views of the rolling terrains below. Glacier National Park is home to abundant pine forests, alpine meadows, mammoth glaciers and sparkling lakes. Yellowstone National Park is home to a vast array of hydrothermal and geologic wonders, as well as a supervolcano.
Great sample itineraries
The Rockies holidays are always chockfull of activities and adventures – find the best by exploring our sample itineraries below.
Denver To Taos Road Trip
Yellowstone Wildlife Tour
Our favorite hotels
Every travel party will need a place to stay when on The Rockies holidays. Here are some favourites to keep in mind.
Dunton Hot Springs
Explore The Rockies
Explore, experience and discover. Learn to drive cattle and join a cowboy sin-along on a wild west ranch, hike through wilderness forests and mountain ranges, go white water rafting or fishing in the rivers and embrace the winter activities that The Rockies region has to offer.
Activities for all the family
There are endless activities for the whole family to enjoy in the Rockies, hike or bike across epic landscapes, ride the rapids of a mighty river or learn about the aboriginal culture at a Native American Pow Wow. Explore the national parks in comfort on a motorhome holiday, spend the nights in a log cabin or experience a little of the cowboy lifestyle on a ranch stay.
The Rocky Mountains are an important habitat for many animals, including elk, deer, mountain goat and hundreds of bird species, but it's the big ones; black bears, bison and moose that are the draw for wildlife lovers. Viewing of these larger animals are what's on everyone's wish list and even more so is capturing the moment on camera. You may want to bring along one with a zoom lens for a more quality photo and the best viewing times are at dawn and dusk when wildlife is more active. Stay quiet and still so you can witness the animals going about their day to day and remember; don't get too close, they are animals after all.
Exploring National Parks
Spanning more than 3000 miles, The Rockies hosts several incredible National Parks, including America's very first National Park; Yellowstone. Watch famous Old Faithful erupt and marvel at the geological activity at Mammoth Hot Springs.
“As the Rockies cover more than one state, a popular mistake is trying to see everything in one holiday. Split the Rockies into two or even three holidays to make sure you can see the true extent of the beauty on offer.”
“The Rockies is home to some incredible wildlife. Book a tour and see eagles, bears and lots more.”
Rocky Mountain Oysters
Rocky Mountain Oysters are not exactly what their name suggests. In fact, they are deep-fried bull, bison or sheep testicles. The testicles are most commonly coated in flour and seasoned with salt and pepper before being pounded flat and cooked. They are served crisp and fried to golden perfection, often with a tasty cocktail dipping sauce on the side.
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