US Rockies holidays
Stretching through Canada and the States, the ancient Rockies offer a breathtaking array of outdoor experiences, from the expansive Wyoming Plains and deep river canyons of Idaho to the towering mountains of Colorado and the rugged vastness of Montana.
The Great Plains divide the USA into east and west, covering seven states. From North and South Dakota, across Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Top itineraries in Rockies & Great Plains
This fly-drive itinerary brings you right among some of the USA's most spectacular wilderness, from the Wild-West grandeur of Monument Valley to the world-wonder beauty of the Grand Canyon.
The national parks of Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Rocky Mountain comprise the bulk of this tailor-made self-drive, which combines some of America's most spellbinding scenery with the chance to see native wildlife and explore a rich, pioneering history.
This unforgettable itinerary will see you explore the red-rock canyons, glittering lakes and hospitable hot spring towns of spectacular Colorado alongside luxury lodges, classic, all-American fare and included flights, transfers and car hire throughout.
Top places to stay in Rockies & Great Plains
A unique and quirky, boutique, 'pop-culture' hotel in downtown Denver, next to the Performing Arts Complex, museums, shopping and restaurants. From the Doubletree by Hilton stable, this is a 'fun' hotel and a wake-up call from Elvis or Austin Powers are just a couple of the fun amenities that lie ah
Contemporary ski and mountain resort, perfect for summer and winter adventures. Being the area’s only ski-in/ski-out resort, the hotel is just seconds from Steamboat’s Christie Peak Express chairlift and gondola so all the recreational activities of Mount Werner are easily accessible.
This scenic guest ranch is a good location for an overnight stay (available May to September only) during a drive between the Black Hills of South Dakota/Devils Tower and the Yellowstone Park areas. Rate includes lodging, one horseback ride, deluxe breakfast buffet, deluxe dinner buffet, baggage, ta
In spectacular lakeside surroundings, this upscale resort offers contemporary accommodation, revitalising spa treatments, a wide choice of sumptuous cuisine and world-class golf. The rooms and suites are situated in the Lake Tower, Park Tower and North Wing and have a minimalistic, streamlined theme
Where to go in Rockies & Great Plains
While you’ll know South Dakota for Mt. Rushmore, there’s plenty more to it. Strike out into wildlife-filled national parks on stunning road trips before calling into the world’s largest mountain carving – a bust of Crazy Horse.
Bordering Canada, North Dakota is a frontier region that brings you off the beaten track to some of North America’s lesser-known gems. In among endless plains, scenic drives bring you to unique art projects, stunning national parks and a fascinating indigenous heritage.
Montana is the land of 'big sky', the northernmost of the Rocky states abounding in rugged mountains and endless plains. The Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park are the showpiece nature reserves ...
When to go to Rockies & Great Plains
Summer is busy season for America’s national parks with school holidays and favourable hiking weather. Consider delaying your trip for the autumn (or bringing it forward for spring) when weather is still temperate but there are half the crowds. In winter, while snow-dusted peaks and pines make for stunning photography, don’t underestimate the unpredictability of alpine America’s weather with temperatures often dropping well below freezing.
Rockies & Great Plains articles
Wexas Head of Digital Ronan Gay spent a week in Colorado, bookended by time in its capital, Denver. Here are his top 10 recommendations for spending a weekend in the Mile High City.
We take a look at the spectacularly bold travel advertisements of the 1930s and their promise of golden temples in India, lakeside retreats in Italy and deers grazing outside of Japanese temples. You'll be surprised at how much holds true to this day.
The vision of 19th century artist, George Catlin, America’s National Parks Service has grown from humble beginnings, starting with just one park. The veritable grandfather of it all – Yellowstone – was once protected from poachers and misuse by the U.S. Army, a trend that continued to the second na…
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