Celebrities who want to be seen on winter break go to Aspen; the rest head for this Austrian-esque ski village, gateway to the Sawtooth Mountains. Also the site of Ernest Hemingway’s grave, where fans bequeath whisky and cigarettes.
Left: Rob Kroenert, right: James Neeley
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
An exceptional collection of jagged mountains, rushing rivers and mirror-still lakes. Colter Bay Campground, tucked into the woods, has a short path to a pebble beach at Jackson Lake, reflecting a dramatic view of Signal Mountain.
A frontier town named for hunter and entertainer William ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody, and home to the excellent Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a thorough retelling of the real ‘cowboys and Indians’ story.
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Wyoming
This impressive, pale-stone canyon is best viewed from the Brink of Lower Falls Trail, giving a bird’s-eye gaze over the top of thundering falls which at 94 metres are almost twice the height of Niagara.
Paradise Valley, Montana
The mighty Absaroka mountains on one side, the towering Gallatin Range on the other, this valley of the Yellowstone river is aptly named, but not just for looking at: it also offers world-class rafting and fishing.
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