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Great Road Trips: Rocky Mountain States

Take a trip to the mountains.

Dworshak State Park, located on the western bank of Dworshak Reservoir, is a popular fishing, boating, and archery spot.

Take this drive: Idaho Heartland

The sky colors with dusk as twilight settles over Flathead Lake.

Take this drive: Flathead Lake

St. Mary Lake, with tiny Wild Goose Island seemingly adrift in its center.

Take this drive: Going to Sun Road

Tall and majestic, the Teton mountain range’s rocky peaks yield a supreme view.

Take this drive: North to Jackson Hole

Mesa Arch is in the heart of the Island in the Sky section of Canyonland National Park.

Take this drive: Utah Byways

Coyote Gulch is a stopping point for hikers in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Take this drive: Bryce Canyon

Colorado: Rocky Mountain State Park
Turnouts on the road allow numerous opportunities to see the wilderness close up. Above the tree line, alpine meadows stretch into the distance.

Take this drive: Rocky Mountain Ramble

The hauntingly beautiful rifts of the Grand Canyon.

Take this drive: Grand Canyon Loop

The signature formations of Sedona’s stunning landscape provide a spellbinding view.

Take this drive: Red Rock Country

New Mexico
At Taos Pueblo, stucco-covered adobe blocks — straw mixed with clay — form thick walls, providing excellent insulation.

Take this drive: New Mexico North

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