Land of the free, home of the brave. There's so much to see and do in the United States, we've only begun to uncover its hidden gems.
The American West, with its big sky, epic tequila sunsets, geological masterpieces, and ancient cultures, is a vibrant mix of natural beauty and traditions, making it one of the most diverse and fascinating corners of America. And believe it or not, the iconic Wild West era of yesteryear still lives on today. Join us for adventures in Montana, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. Hike, mountain bike, horseback ride, ski, and fly-fish your way through this land of enchantment staying at some of the coolest base camps we've unearthed along the way.
If you're in the mood for a chillier adventure, head north to the Pacific Northwest or the Alaskan Frontier. Here, in the untouched corners of this vast country, true wilderness and thrilling adventures await the hardy travelers who visit.
We're developing a handful of curated trips in Washington and already have a few favorites in the 49th state. Glacier-hop by bush plane out of Ultima Thule Lodge, or tour Denali, Lake Clark, and Kenai Fjords National Parks during a 12-day hiking extravaganza. No matter which northern adventure you select, you're sure to come home feeling soul-fulfilled with the memories of a lifetime.
FINEST AMERICAN ADVENTURES
Here’s your chance to live out all of your Wild West fantasies (without forgoing 150 years of progress). This is the ultimate Rocky Mountain adventure, complete with teeming waters, beckoning fourteeners, and plush, historic digs.
from $3145 pp 6 Days/5 Nights $524/Day
ALASKA, NORTH AMERICA
Once aboard either the Mist Cove or Liseron you will sail deep into this primeval labyrinth where you will have the opportunity to explore the forest in myriad different ways.
from $5,200 pp 8 Days/7 Nights $650/Day
IDAHO, UNITED STATES
The Middle Fork of Idaho's Salmon River is 104 miles of rapids, hot springs, dramatic views and phenomenal fishing. We happen to think that a rafting trip down the river, exploring by day and wilderness camping by night is the only way to experience it.
from $3320 pp 6 Days/5 Nights $554/Day
CRESTED BUTTE, COLORADO
Fly-fish, hike, and mountain bike your way through Colorado's magnificent Elk Mountains in the remote and wild Taylor River Canyon and town of Crested Butte.
from $6,020 pp 8 Days/7 Nights $752/Day
BEST BASECAMPS IN THE UNITED STATES
MONTANA, UNITED STATES
Where do you go when you crave western adventure without leaving the country? The Ranch at Rock Creek, a spectacular ranch on 6,000 acres of pristine meadows and mountains in southwestern Montana.
Crested Butte, Colorado
Located in Crested Butte, Scarp Ridge Lodge is named after the slopes of the nearby 12,000-foot high Scarp Ridge. It's an intimate home away from home that comes with a team of world class guides to take you on adventures in the surrounding wilderness (during both winter and summer seasons).
TAOS SKI VALLEY, NEW MEXICO
The Blake opens in 2017 after a long-awaited revitalization to the base area at Taos Ski Valley. With handmade textiles, thoughtful aromatherapy, and a sustainable buildout, The Blake is sure to delight the senses at every turn.
WRANGELL-ST. ELIAS NATIONAL PARK, ALASKA
In the remote wilds of Alaska, a hundred miles from paved road, you'll discover a lodge steeped in luxury and centered on adventure.
Outside GO founders Chip and Sandy Cunningham spend the weekend cat-skiing with the crew at Scarp Ridge Lodge
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