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Best Things To Do in Western USA

Western USA travel highlights for families, couples and other travelers.

Western USA - Enjoy a private jeep tour in stunning Sedona
Enjoy a private jeep tour in stunning Sedona
Hop into your private 'pink' jeep and soak in the natural splendour of the rugged Sedona landscape as your guide expertly navigates you down “The Road of No Return.” You will also travel along the Mogollon Rim to gain a panoramic view of Sedona and the Verde Valley which offers a dramatic vantage point! Cool of in your resort pool and spa after this fun adventure day. See More >
Western USA - Amangiri: enjoy a spa experience in Navajo country!
Amangiri: enjoy a spa experience in Navajo country!
Explore the region’s striking desert scenery on foot with unrivalled backcountry access. With trail difficulties ranging from beginner to advanced, there is something for everyone. Relax in the Aman Spa, a 25,000 sqft property with a menu created to reflect elements of Navajo culture and healing traditions! See More >
Western USA - Ride through the Wild West on a historic narrow gauge train!
Ride through the Wild West on a historic narrow gauge train!
Ride the historic and iconic narrow gauge Durango Silverton train, operational since 1882. Once used for transporting silver and gold ore, today it is the view of the San Juan Mountain Range that is the most spectacular; a Wild West ride through the rolling hills of history you and the family will cherish. See More >
Western USA - Explore the world's first (and most iconic) national park: Yellowstone
Explore the world's first (and most iconic) national park: Yellowstone
Go on a family trip to Yellowstone, the world’s first national park ever. Check out the iconic Old Faithful geyser, hike, ride a bike and camp out; hit the horse trails through gentle forests or get wet on a rafting expedition with the kids. See More >
Western USA - Experience The Magic of Bryce canyon
Experience The Magic of Bryce canyon
Visit the great outdoors of Bryce National Park, take the kids for an energetic hike on the Navajo Trail, camp overnight, learn about the Utah Prairie Dog and get a lesson in astronomy under a black, starlit night. See More >
Western USA - Camp Out In the Rocky Mountain National Park
Camp Out In the Rocky Mountain National Park
Camp, hike, ride mountain bikes in the gorgeous protected forests of Rocky Mountain National Park; take the kids frolicking at Alberta Falls; spend time at Bear and Emerald Lakes, swimming and sunning under stunning mountain vistas. See More >
Western USA - Witness the staggering beauty of the Grand canyon
Witness the staggering beauty of the Grand canyon
The Grand Canyon is an unforgettable sight and experience. Pick a hiking trail suitable for the family, or raft the iconic Colorado River with the kids. Take a chopper tour of the canyon, or treat the family to a WW2-era train ride through the floor of the canyon, a landscape right out of Wild West movies. See More >

Best time to go to Western USA

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Peak ( Jun - Aug )

Although the summer months see peak vacation travel across the US, temperatures will depend on region, altitude and latitude; typically, the Rockies offer more temperate climes compared to the vast landscapes of the plains. The Grand Canyon and the mighty national parks (Bryce, Yosemite, Yellowstone etc.) are great to visit in May and June. Montana, Wyoming and Utah are cooler than SW USA (Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas). The California coast enjoys the most temperate climate even in peak summer.

Shoulder ( Apr - May , Sep - Oct )

The spring and autumn months are the best time for a vacation to all areas that sizzle in summer, viz. the low-lying plains of SW USA (Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas). Yosemite and Yellowstone are gorgeous in the fall, with mild climates, fewer crowds and barely any rainfall. All in all, if you aren’t vacationing up in the mountains (a bit chilly in these shoulder months), and you prefer lesser crowds, spring and autumn are the ideal and most pleasant months for travel all across the west and mid-west.

Low ( Nov - Mar )

Except for California, which enjoys a temperate climate year-round and the ski-slopes of Colorado (peak season), winters all over the mid-west and western USA can be pretty harsh, with plummeting temperatures and bone-chilling winds. The Pacific Coast sees better temperatures than inland, but definitely avoid the Portland and Washington State, where there is near-continuous rainfall through January and February.

Meet your Western USA Experts

Experience Western USA with a true insider. Get expert advice and on-the-ground support.

This intrepid expert has led many expeditions worldwide; an accomplished mountain climber and all-round outdoors expert who has journeyed to the remotest corners of the globe, he and his team now specialise in custom vacations across Western USA, covering all its parks, canyons and overall rugged landscapes. With a list of certification that includes Wilderness Health and First Aid from the Red Cross, and an MBA in Operations Management, be assured that you and your family are in the best possible hands.

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