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Why Go?

All that land: City dwellers will find the state's vast panoramas liberating—and even a bit unsettling

Some of the best outdoor activities in the Lower 48, from first-class fly-fishing, to world-class hiking

The Wild West ethos, in a good sense—people are happy to let you do your own thing

What To Skip

Cheesy dude ranches: Go for quality outfitters or genuine working ranches for your horseback-riding fix

What For:

Active + Adventure, Family, Outdoors + Nature, Ski + Snowboard

When To Go:

March, April, August, September


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