The Big Sky Country of Montana and the Cowboy State of Wyoming are the epitome of the Wild West.
Jagged mountain peaks, vast plains covered in ranches where wild mustang roam and geothermal national parks all combine in the western states’ most underrated region. The relics of human habitation side by side with natural wonders; there are old mining towns and abandoned settlements that could have jumped straight out of the silver screen, battlefields and sacred Native American sites scattered throughout the region.
Wyoming & Montana holiday highlights
Rugged and vast, Yellowstone was America’s first national park. Its forests, lakes, canyons and mountains are home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, bison and gray wolves. This dramatic landscape also contains half of the world’s geothermal features – including more than 300 geysers. Its most famous is Old Faithful, erupting every 45-90 minutes. There are a host of further attractions here including the Grand Prismatic Spring which is the largest hot spring in the United States.
Not quite as famous as its neighbouring National Park Yellowstone, Grand Teton is no less spectacular. If you’re seeking picture-perfect panoramas and a taste of the Wild West you needn’t look any further. The city of Jackson is the gateway to the park and a great base for both summer and winter Rocky Mountain activities. And photographer’s will be keen to capture one of the most iconic images – the John Moulton barn backed by the snowcapped peaks of the Teton Range.