Travel guide to Rocky Mountains



Travel preparation


Best time to visit

The Rocky Mountains area can be visited all year. In the summer people flock to the area to go trekking, climbing or hiking in the mountains, while the winter months offer some of the countrys best skiing opportunities.


The National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States

Local conditions


Time zone

When the time is 12 a.m. in the U.K., it is 5 a.m. in this region.

Culture and entertainment

Colorado is undoubtedly the state in the area with the most festivals and shows. Among many others they have the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in January, the Buffalo Bills Birthday Celebration in February, and the St. Patricks Day Parade in March. They celebrate the Festival of Mountain and Plain in September, the Denver International Film Festival and the Great American Beer Festival in October, and the Rocky Mountain Book Festival in November.

Accommodation / Hotel

In the cities you will find all sorts of accommodation possibilities: hotels, motels, youth hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses as well as quite a few camping sites close to the nature reserves. Book your hotel in Rocky Mountains here

Local transport



Taxis operate in all cities in the area. They are easy to catch in the street, and they all use a taximeter.

Other transport

Busses and trains connect most cities in the area, but because of the mountains it can be an advantage to fly instead.
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