Adventure Out West To Yellowstone Park!

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With its vast and diverse landscape, Yellowstone offers endless opportunities for adventure. From hiking and camping to water sports and wildlife watching, this national park has something for everyone. So, pack your bags, lace up your boots, and let's dive into the ultimate adventure guide to Yellowstone.

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Where to stay in Wyoming

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole

All the style and service you’d expect, plus knockout Rocky Mountain views.

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The Cloudveil, Autograph Collection

An exceptionally located, pet-friendly stay near the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa

This ski-in/ski-out mountain resort offers rustic elegance just one mile from Grand Teton National Park.

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Things to do in Wyoming

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Hiking

Let's start with the classic adventure activity - hiking. Yellowstone boasts over 900 miles of hiking trails, each offering its own unique views and challenges. From easy strolls to multi-day treks, there is a trail for every level of hiker. For an unforgettable experience, we recommend the 20-mile roundtrip hike to the summit of Mount Washburn. Not only will you be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views, but you may also encounter bison, elk, and other wildlife along the way.

Camping

What better way to immerse yourself in the wilderness than sleeping under the stars? Yellowstone has over 2,000 campsites spread throughout the park, ranging from primitive backcountry sites to fully equipped RV parks. Plan a multi-day camping trip and explore different areas of the park while waking up to the tranquil sounds of nature each morning.

Whitewater Rafting

Calling all adrenaline junkies, it's time to ride the rapids! The Snake River, which flows through Yellowstone, offers some of the best whitewater rafting in the country. Join a guided tour and navigate through Class III and IV rapids while taking in the stunning scenery of the park. It's a thrilling way to experience Yellowstone from a different perspective.

Wildlife Watching

Yellowstone is home to an abundance of wildlife, making it a top destination for animal lovers. Take a guided tour or road trip through the park and keep your eyes peeled for grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, bison, elk, moose, and more.

Horseback Riding

Saddle up and explore the park like the early settlers did - on horseback! Yellowstone offers guided horseback rides through the rugged terrain, providing a unique and intimate experience with nature. It's also a great way to cover more ground and see places that are not accessible by foot.

Mountain Biking

For thrill-seekers who prefer to see the park on two wheels, Yellowstone has plenty of mountain biking trails to satisfy your cravings. With varying levels of difficulty, you can choose a trail that suits your skills and experience. And with the breathtaking scenery as your backdrop, this is one bike ride you won't forget.

Kayaking/Canoeing

Explore the park's tranquil lakes and waterways by kayak or canoe. Rent equipment at one of the many outfitters in the area and paddle your way through the crystal-clear waters, surrounded by towering mountains and lush forests. You may even spot some wildlife along the banks or dipping their feet in the water.

Rock Climbing

Calling all rock climbers, you don't want to miss out on the opportunity to scale the impressive granite walls of Yellowstone. Test your skills and climb up steep cliffs, granite spires, and boulders while being rewarded with stunning views of the park. For safety reasons, we recommend hiring a professional guide.

Snowmobiling

Yellowstone offers a unique snowmobiling experience through its snowy landscape. With over 400 miles of designated trails, you can zoom through the park and witness its beauty in a whole new way.

Fly Fishing

Last but certainly not least, fly fishing is a must-do activity in Yellowstone. The park is home to some of the best trout fishing in the country, with its rivers and streams teeming with cutthroat, rainbow, and brown trout. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, there are plenty of spots to cast your line and try your luck.

Places to eat & drink in Wyoming

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  • Canyon Lodge M66 Grill

  • Grant Village Dining Room

  • Roosevelt Lodge Dining Room

  • Mammoth Hotel Dining Room

  • Obsidian Dining Room

  • Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria and Bake Shop

  • Wylie's Canteen at Lake Lodge

  • Firehole Bar-B-Que

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With an adventurous spirit and a sense of wonder, Yellowstone will leave you with unforgettable memories and a newfound appreciation for Mother Nature. Happy exploring!

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