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Saratoga, Wyoming

The small town of Saratoga is full of Old West charm. Nearby, you can get lost on endless trails in the million-acre Medicine Bow National Forest, soak in hot springs and cast for trout in the North Platte River.

When to go: Summer days are punctuated with afternoon storms, which keep temperatures cool. July is peak fly-fishing season, while fall temperatures are ideal for hiking.

Where to stay: Foodies with a penchant for outdoor adventure should book one of the nine log cabins at Magee Homestead. Set on 7,000 acres of high mountain desert plain, this adults-only, all-inclusive retreat feels like a private prairie hideaway. Open May through October, activities include horseback riding, float trips, mountain biking and more.

How to get there: Denver International Airport, the closest major airport, is a three-and-a-half-hour drive. Private and charter planes can fly into Shivley Field Airport in Saratoga, just 20 minutes away.

What to do: Head to the Gun Club and let Jon Kruger, known as the Tiger Woods of the shotgun world, help perfect your aim.

Romantic moment: Relax with a Wildflower Fields couple’s massage at the spa, then retreat to your own private pool cabana for lunch. Don’t miss the burger, featuring ranch-raised Akaushi, a rare Japanese breed of beef.

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