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Montana

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Museum of the Rockies, Montana

Stay: St Mary Lodge and Resort has cabins with mountain views and great access to Glacier NP.

C’mon Inn is a Midwest chain hotel

Do: Visit the Museum of the Rockies, home to a treasure trove of dinosaur bones discovered in the mountains. For more dino-thrills, try the Two Medicine Dinosaur Centre.

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Stay: Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel is a great place to watch elks bugling. It also offers excellent Lamar Valley Wildlife evening tours.

Jackson Lake Lodge (Grand Teton) has cabins, cafés and a glass-walled lounge with unrivalled mountain views. It also runs remote horseback tours for all levels – recommended.

Homewood Suites (Rock Springs) is well placed.

Windy Hills Guest House (between Laramie and Cheyenne) overlooks Curt Gowdy State Park; sit in a hottub, watching deer feed and owls hoot.

Do: Killpecker Tours runs passionately guided tours of the petroglyphs outside Rock Springs.

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Stay: Armstrong Hotel is on the main street, with a jazz bar below and a coffee shop next door.

Golden Leaf Inn (Rocky Mountain NP) is a lovingly restored old house with great views and even better breakfasts.

Eat: Fort Collins Brewery serves good beer and locally sourced food.

Do: Visit Fort Collins to enjoy its organic food store, independent boutiques and coffee shops. Also tour New Belgium Brewery – booking essential.


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