There are few countries in the world that can even hope to match the sheer geographical diversity that the United States can offer. Whether you’re looking to recreate your Western dream in Monument Valley, tackle the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, or even see as much of the country as you can on a great American road trip, there’s sure to be something to interest you here.
Colorado is perhaps best known for its Rocky Mountain National Park, where hikers, climbers, and mountaineers have travelled the world over to visit, but the area is also home to many other sports, whatever the season. If you’re looking for a winter retreat, Aspen is widely regarded as the best ski resort in the country. If you’re not interested in below zero temperatures, though, don’t worry. You could go white-water rafting, hiking, or even sandboarding at the Great Sand Dunes National Park instead. This works much like snowboarding, except it takes place on sand dunes rather than snow-covered mountains. Unlike, snowboarding, though, it can be enjoyed all-year round.
Seeing those vast sandstone buttes as the backdrop for so many iconic American movies has a left a long-lasting impression on anyone interested in the Old West. If you’d like to learn more about the area, consider taking on a Best of the West tour from Grand American Adventures. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to experience an inspiring hike through the Grand Canyon National Park before taken along on a guided backroads tour of Monument Valley and the surrounding area by a local Navajo expert. Certain parts of the area, such as the Mystery Valley and Hunts Mesa, are only accessible through this kind of tour.
For something truly special, why not consider visiting the United States’ 51st and largest state, Alaska. A guided wildlife tour of the area could include three types of bears, moose, orcas, and bald eagles to name just a few. Sport fishing, including deep sea fishing, is also popular, while hunting and trapping is permitted should the proper permits be in place. Finally, The Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve offers the unique opportunity to see these wonders of the world before it’s too late. According to recent studies, the thickness of the ice has decreased by more than 2,625 feet from 1941 to 2004.