I live in Wy, have for a long time. I bought a house in Florida, moving there in the next few months after I sell all my Wy properties. When I was younger I thought about living in colorado. I'm in Ft. Collins/Denver fairly often, glad I didn't move there. I'm really glad I'm moving out of the area entirely. Goodbye shoveling snow, hello girls in bikinis.
"Jeeps obviously, motocross, hiking, hunting, snowboarding."
off-roading can be done kind of year round. Winter off-roading usually consists of 10 minutes forward motion, 3 hours of digging someone out. 10 minutes forward, 3 hours digging, back to the road to head home. I don't off-road in the winter anymore. I used to go with a local club. For me, it's not fun and I don't see the attraction.
Motocross, 3 months out of the year. Because the weather sucks.
Hiking, 3 months out of the year. Because the weather sucks. You can do more longer but dead in the mountains isn't a lot of fun imo. Once the snow starts for the year it gets tricky. I've taken snowmobiles/atv's with people who kept commenting about how weird it was to be driving over saplings a few inches high. Then have them start digging and realize we're driving over the tops of trees, not saplings.
Hunting, 10 days a year. I've been hunting for most of my life, year before last I spent elk season in 30 below weather. Pretty. This year for elk season I went to Florida and went deep sea fishing. Pretty and fun.
Snowboarding, 7 months out of the year. Because of all the above
Out here pretty much everyone talks about moving somewhere 'nice' 'someday'. They usually think about doing it after retirement, but by then most folks are set in their rut and will die here. F that, I'm moving now. I'd rather live somewhere nice and die somewhere nice than live somewhere that makes me unhappy 10 months a year and move somewhere nice just to die.