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The West's best fall travel experiences
It's the absolute best time to be outdoors, when some of our unique landscapes come brilliantly alive
Photo courtesy of Devil's Thumb Ranch; written by Sara Dickerman, Peter Fish, Kelly Mickle, Loren Mooney, and Cristina Tudino
DEVIL'S THUMB RANCH RESORT & SPA, TABERNASH, CO (pictured)
Total fireplace count: 48
Must-see hearth: The 3-story, 3-hearth hexagonal fireplace in the lodge restaurant is made of hand-stacked stones from a local rockslide. Massive Douglas fir timbers from Vancouver Island support the surrounding room.
Why go now: For the virtual herd of animals on the 6,000-acre spread—elk, horses, moose, even Wagyu cattle. From $259; devilsthumbranch.com