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America's National Parks: The Insider's Travel Guide

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Luxe Way: Three Forks Ranch
This 200,000-acre property on the Colorado-Wyoming border, a three-hour drive from Rocky Mountain National Park, is a working ranch where guests can help wrangle cattle. But most visitors—about 30 at a time, maximum—come to fish. A mobile kitchen meets anglers to serve them lunches like grilled flatiron steak; at dinner, guests can choose from cult Napa bottlings like Opus One and Caymus. Three-night minimum stay, from $3,000 per person, all-inclusive; 970-583-7396 or

Photo courtesy of Three Forks Ranch / Manny Rodriguez.

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