The lush granite mountains of Colorado and the mighty red-rock deserts of Utah: there is arguably no other state divide in the US where two more remarkable landscapes converge. On this eight-day trip, you’ll hike through the Moab canyonlands, bike down dusty trails in Arches National Park and go rafting on the Colorado River. You’ll also visit quaint alpine towns, soak in hot springs, and – with any luck – spot a black bear or two in the Colorado Rockies. Designed with thrill-seekers in mind, this trip brings you non-stop adventure, combining both Moab and the Rocky Mountains in a single trip. Foodies and culture fiends won’t be disappointed either, with cocktails at the hotel from The Shining (1980) and wine tasting at Grand Junction.
The Curtis is ideal for exploring downtown Denver. Choose between themed and non-themed rooms – the former includes a Star Trek room and Sweet Treats suite for candy lovers. Downstairs, the Martini Bar is a great spot to rub shoulders with locals.
This is an all-suite lodge set on the banks of the Colorado River. There’s an on-site winery, a museum with Western film memorabilia, and rustic rooms with glorious views. The hotel is also framed by 2,000ft (609m) red cliffs, and just a short drive from Arches National Park.
After a long day exploring, there’s nothing better than soaking in the outdoor hot tub at this hotel in the pretty ski village of Steamboat. With ultra-modern rooms, local craft beer served at the bar and free s’mores to cook on the outdoor firepit, there’s a lot to love here.
A locally owned and family-run gem with the Rocky Mountain National Park on its doorstep. Rooms here are homey with pine furniture and balconies on which to bask. Pack your swimmers for a dip in the outdoor pool with its mountainous backdrop.