Sports-and-Recreation Article Description The Intermountain West is a popular vacation destination for both individuals and families . We offer six great ideas for your next exciting vacation to the Intermountain west. Our suggestions range from sightseeing suggestions to ideas for alpine lakes to visit. Article Keywords Vacations to the Intermountain West, Montana Travel, Idaho Travel, Wyoming Trips, Colorado Travel, Nevada Travel The Intermountain west consists of the states Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada and Utah. Although these states are well known for for their striking beauty there are many aspects of this region that most people do not often tour but are definitely worthy of attention. If you have the time and ability then make a point of visiting at least one or more of these attractions on your next trip. 1. Visit the Mineral Pools- This geological area has a large amount of thermal activity which has resulted in a many bathing hot pools in this region. Springs are as developed or as primitive as one likes. For those that are like simplicity then White Sulfur Springs Hotel is the perfect place for you. Those that like more of a resort feel, check out some of the thermal springs that Colorado has to offer. 2.Hunt for Rock Art- The ancient Indians of the Intermountain west were extremely expressive, and a a lot of there 4000-year old art can remains even today, painted on flat rock surfaces across the region. For those that just want a taste, Fremont State Park in Utah has a great trail and interpretive center, for those that enjoy walking Grand Gulch in Utah is a delightful place to spend time at. 3.Visit the Less Famous National Monuments- If you have not been to Arches, then by all means you should visit there first, but for people who have experienced the main circuit of parks in the region you should think about visiting the less famous ones. Cumulatively, these states have over fifty National sites, and many of these states have exemplarystate park systems as well. 4.See the Regional Museums (as well as the more famous ones)- Some of the most interesting museums are those that are not on the map, like the city museum in Three Forks, Montana in which the local citizenry gathered memorabilia from their area spanning a 100 years. Of course, some of the bigger museums are worth stopping by as well, such as the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, Wyoming. This museum looks into into western history for example Western Art or Modern Western Art. 5.Enjoy Great Snow- Western summers are famous, but we also have some of the best powder around. For those of you that are not interested in trying downhill skiing, you should consider x-country skiing. Sun Valley, Idaho has groomed trails another great option the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest in Montana. 6. Hike to anAlpine Lake this coming summer The beautiful moutains of the intermountain west are full of beautiful alpine lakes. Most of these are popular but a number of the most most interesting are off the primary route of most travelers and often require a difficult or even overnight backpack to get to. One of our top choices is Lost Lake in the Wind River Mountains. This mountain lake is surrounded by serated ridges and picturesque mountains that were formed by glaciers. The Wind River mnts. are reknow for fishing and hiking opportunities. Another spectacular lake in the this same mountain range is known as Lonsome Lake and is found in the Cirque of the Towers region in the southern half of the Wind River Mountains. As you can see, there are a wide variety of things that you could do in the mountain west, instead of the tiredgroup tour. Any of the above iteneraies will not only be exciting and fun but will provide you with many great pictures for years to come. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: