Gawk at Mountains

Snake River, Grand Teton National Park

When you look at the Teton Range over the gunwales of a drift boat, your heart beats a bit faster. For anglers who have fished here, there may not be a better 360-degree visual reward anywhere in the Rockies. When it's time to match the hatch and cut a cast through a wild Wyoming wind toward that riser on the bank, you have to concentrate. More info: West Bank Anglers, 800-922-3474; westbank.com

Next Best: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado The Black Canyon is incredibly sheer and narrow-and in some places deeper than the Sears Tower is tall. The descent to the river is brutal, but the fishing is worth it. More info: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, 970-641-2337; nps.gov/blca