USA:-Mountain-high-to-desert-dry

1-3,Scottsdale

Make sure to capture a panoramic view of the Sonoran Desert and explore the exciting outdoor activities that Scottsdale, Arizona has to offer. Take in the famed Arabian Horse Show, which features thousands of purebred horses, or visit Old Town, which will make you feel like you stepped into the Old West.

1h53m to Tucson

4-6,Tucson

Escape the winter and warm yourself in the self-styled city of sunshine. There are myriad natural and cultural attractions to occupy your time, including Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson Mountain Park and Saguaro National Park, where the raw beauty of the desert collides with the rugged mountain ranges.

7h06m to Santa Fe

3h35m to Santa Fe

7-9,Santa Fe

Become one with nature and visit Santa Fe’s mountain country, where you can discover the jaw-dropping Native American Pueblos. You’ll see traditional adobe architecture lining crooked streets, many of which date from the time of the first Spanish colonists. Visit the most famous of these, the Palace of the Governors, which is also the oldest building in the whole of the USA.

5h34m to Denver

1h20m to Denver

10-13,Denver

Hike up nearby mountain trails at beautiful Red Rocks Park near Denver if the Mile-High City just isn’t high enough. Enjoy the beautiful vistas, and then return to the city centre to take in art, culture and shopping at the Santa Fe Arts District, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Round out your visit at the Denver Art Museum, known for its spectacular collection of American Indian art.

1h40m to Vail

1h20m to Denver

14-16,Vail

Pack up your skiing gear and visit the USA’s largest single-mountain resort, the Vail ski resort, boasting an impressive 5,289 skiable acres. After skiing up a storm, take a short jaunt out of town to enjoy hiking, climbing and camping in the Holy Cross and Eagles Nest Wilderness Areas.

1h52m to Aspen

1h20m to Denver

17-21,Aspen

Enjoy a ski break fit for Hollywood royalty in the tiny mountain town of Aspen, the preferred destination of many A-list actors and actresses. Surrounded by four monumental ski areas: Buttermilk, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and the most popular, Snowmass Ski Resort, the skiing is as varied as it is accessible. For a more adventurous vacation, visit the spectacular hiking spot, Maroon Bell Peaks, blessed with gorgeous views of the Rockies.