The American West Overview
Nestled in the northern part of the USA lies a region that’s truly magical, packed with epic vistas and stunning natural beauty. Comprising of Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, awe-inspiring outdoor adventure awaits visitors here coupled with an abundance of cultural activities. In The American West, you’re bound to experience the unforgettable.
Hike legendary trails in the footsteps of world-famous explorers. Encounter a wide variety of majestic wildlife like North American bison, wild mustangs and moose. And experience the authentic and breath-taking beauty of 15 national parks, monuments and memorials including Yellowstone, Glacier and Theodore Roosevelt National Parks and Craters of the Moon and Mount Rushmore National Monuments.
Here, there’s an idyllic blend of friendly, small-town charm and big city amenities. Vibrant downtown areas welcome you with eclectic restaurants, entertainment and shopping. This is a food lover’s paradise, where you can enjoy fine dining on a downtown rooftop or a rustic meal on an expansive prairie. Pull up a chair for a tasting at a small batch winery or distillery, or toast to your adventures at a beer garden or local craft brewery.
The pioneer spirit is alive in these wide-open spaces. Visit museums to take a hands-on journey into Old West history and Native American cultures. See monuments from battles gone by and come face-to-face with U.S. presidents and colourful characters as you step back in time.
This is The American West – adventurous, genuine, welcoming and full of spectacular natural wonders waiting to be explored.
Watch Old Faithful erupt in Yellowstone National Park
See glistening glaciers in Glacier National Park
Become a cowboy and have a ranch adventure
Visit the massive sculptures of Mount Rushmore
Spectacular wildlife viewing
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Best time to visit The American West
The American West is delightful to visit between June and September when temperatures can get surprisingly high. May, June, September and October can be excellent times to visit with cooler temperatures and fewer visitors. Do note that roads into the national parks tend to open around late May or early June and often close as early as mid September.