To truly understand a destination, you need to get out and explore. This is the ethos of America’s rockies and prairies, a region where days are spent hiking or horse riding, discovering breath-taking scenes and breathing in the wild air.
With the likes of Wyoming and South Dakota, the Real America region is an adventurous traveller’s paradise. Live out your wildest Western dreams with a stay in an authentic ranch, getting stuck in with the rest of the cowboys and riding your horse across endless plains, or experience a traditional rodeo and the comradery it evokes. Drive through South Dakota’s luscious Black Hills in search of the famous Mount Rushmore and the lesser known – but perhaps even more breath-taking – Crazy Horse Memorial. Wander to Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park and discover geothermal activity like no other, or explore Utah’s eclectic contrast of city and stunning natural beauty.
If you hope to discover America beyond the usual city breaks and coastal getaways, this area of the country is perfect for you. Grab your hiking boots and your camera, and get to experiencing real America’s outdoors lifestyle.
Five reasons to visit America’s Rockies & Prairies
Transport yourself back to the wild west days at South Dakota’s Deadwood, offering casinos, lagoon bars and shoot-out re-enactments
You’ll have the chance to explore some amazing national parks, including the jaw-dropping natural forms in Utah’s Arches National Park and Yellowstone’s geothermal activity
There’s plenty of amazing historical figures to find out more about, including Sitting Bull, Wild Bill Hickok and Crazy Horse
The wildlife encounters are spectacular here: coyotes, prairies dogs, buffalo and eagles, to name a few
You can stay in some unique accommodation in the Rockies, including rustic mountain lodges and cosy cabins