Under the radar escapes in the American Rockies

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While the mountainous western sections of the United States are popular with visitors foreign and domestic, there are many hidden gems for those seeking to avoid oppressive crowds in high season. This summer, check out these under the radar escapes in the American Rockies, and you will find the peak experience in this part of the world that you are seeking.

Bozeman, Montana

Located within a tight mountain valley within the front range of the Rockies in Montana, Bozeman is a cosy and charming city which will surprise you with its offerings.

There are plenty of art galleries for those that wish to appreciate local masterpieces, while The Museum of the Rockies will fill you in on the natural history of this tremendously beautiful place.

The Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers offer excellent fishing and paddling, while those visiting in winter will love the uncrowded ski hills located within an easy drive of downtown.

Laramie, Wyoming

Sitting at the base of the Medicine Bow Mountains and home to the University of Wyoming, Laramie is a youthful college town that is filled with enthusiasm for all things outdoors. From bouldering and backcountry hiking in the summer to cross country and downhill skiing in the winter, those looking to appreciate a mountainous paradise will be in good company here.

Want to experience the drama of a US college football game? The intimate confines of the U of W’s stadium will allow you to watch some of America’s most talented young football players as they attempt to achieve glory for their small school in the heart of the Rockies – all while looking good for any NFL scouts in attendance!

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Near the southern terminus of the American Rockies is Santa Fe, the highest state capital in the United States at a lofty elevation of over 7,000 feet. Here, the many museums that come with being the capital of New Mexico will amuse those that seek to learn and understand, while those seeking scenery will find it on the tourist train that the Santa Fe Southern railway operates through the high desert to Lamy.

Spanish architecture will impress any visitor to this city, but don’t leave without sampling its many festivals. The Mexican culture of this part of the country and thriving art community combine to give this town more than its share of fiestas and exhibitions, so ask around when you arrive whether anything awesome is going on – chances are, there is.

Posted on: June 22, 2015

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