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U.S. Mountain
Travel Planning
U.S. Mountain

U.S. Mountain at a Glance

The scenic vistas of the classic American West await you in the mountain states. Come in winter to hit some of the best powder in the country. Fine skiing, beautiful landscapes and plenty of resort amenities await you in skiing areas.

In summer, visitors flock to Yellowstone to see the geysers. Stand at the railing and marvel at the height of the plume, but also the red, green and yellow algae that lives in the rich spring water. Head to the back country to beat the crowds. Watch for bears looking for berries and hawks diving for prey. Afterwards, go north towards the border with Alberta to see the majestic ice floes and glassy blue waters of Glacier National Park. If that has whetted your appetite, drop back down to see the jagged teeth of the Grand Titon or, just sample one of the area's renown bison burgers.

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  • Colorado Colorado
  • Idaho Idaho
  • Montana Montana
  • Wyoming Wyoming
Popular Places
  • Boise Boise
  • Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park
  • Glacier National Park Glacier National Park
  • Steamboat Springs Steamboat Springs
Getting There
Major Airports
  • Major Airport Denver International Airport
  • Major Airport Boise Airport
  • Major Airport Casper/Natrona County International Airport
  • Major Airport Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

All travelers to the United States are required to hold a valid passport; the passport should be valid for six months beyond your departure from the U.S. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of 37 participating countries to travel within the United States without a visa for 90 days; travelers must have valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel, return travel tickets and a passport with a photo and an electronic chip. Visitors not eligible for VWP must apply for a non-immigrant visa. For more information, visit the U.S. State Department's travel website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather Snowstorms and icy conditions make travel hazardous. Be prepared with warm clothes and a well out-fitted vehicle. Avalanches are a threat in some areas. During the summer, temperatures can vary widely and change quickly. Dress in layers.

Safety ConcernsCrime rates vary throughout the mountain states. Stay safe in your area by securing valuables and sticking with the group.

Health Concerns Be sure your are prepared for the back country if you decide to go out. It is important to prepare for wildlife, weather and terrain. Filtering your water is a must at all unmarked or unclear water sources.

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