Expert Travel Advice to Yellowstone National Park

Top Answers To Yellowstone National Park Travel Questions

  • bonnie answered:
    the grand tetons! spectacular view as you enter the valley from the south.take a class on jackson lake that will teach how the valley was formed. backpack to lake solutude. only one other camping when i was there. have wonderful brunch at jenny lake lodge. all a vivid memory.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Here's some advice we gathered for your trip: Grand Teton National Park: Jenny Lake is a great area of the park to spend the day. Take a boat ride across the scenic lake, with the Tetons in the background, and day hike on a plethora of trials around the lake. Also, don't miss the new tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. It's open in the summer and delivers hikers to the Teton Crest Trail at 10,450 feet in no time! I would take another day to hang around Jackson, or take in some world-class fishing nearby (though May is probably too early for fishing). Yellowstone: You should spend at least three days in Yellowstone, as it is an enormous park with so much to offer (the same could be said for the Tetons). Don't miss Old Faithful, where you should stop for a bit and view one of its famous eruptions. With over 1,100 miles of trails, you have quite the variety of hikes available. Try one of the day hikes near Old Faithful and one near Mammoth Springs, each in different parts of Yellowstone, so that you can catch some of the famous sites during your hike. Find out more specific information about hiking in Yellowstone on the National Park Service website (http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/hiking.htm).
  • Anonymous user answered:
    You picked a great year: Yellowstone is lush & emerald-green! We loved our vacations here in '05 & '06 so much, we moved within two hours of two of the entrances (Gardiner & Cooke City, MT). One hike that's amazing & manageable is to hike about half-way around Grand Teton's Jenny Lake. From there, you can catch a ferry ride back across the lake. We took about 2 1/2 hours to do it; we're in our late 40's. The Tetons will loom large as you hike closer; it is a breathtaking & awe-inspiring sight. Take water, cameras & binoculars. In Yellowstone, consider hiking the Tower Falls trail down to the Yellowstone River. The only spot in the park where you can do this---It's one of our favorite hikes; there's a pebbly beach area where you can relax while dipping your feet in the ice-cold water!
  • Frankie answered:
    Alot depends on your time constraints. There is so much to see not only in YellowStone but the surrounding areas. If possible, to the West is West YellowStone. The drive to Bozeman from West is spectacular through the gorge. From Bozeman head east to Livingston then south to Gardner. The drive through "Paradise Valley" with the collection of highest peaks in Montana to east is precious. Enter the park at Gardner, visit the Mammoth Hot Springs, head east through Lamar Valley( a must), and stay in Cooke City. (3 people were attacked in tents by a mother grizz with 3 cubs last year, I was there the day it happened, very sad event). If time allows, take the "Bear Tooth Highway". A drive you will never forget. Mountain peaks are near 12,000 feet, so if a person has breathing problems, don't go. Head back south through the park to the Teton's. If possible go to Jackson Hole. The drive there is easy (may seem kind of long if your in a hurry) and memorible. Jackson Hole can be expensive but if your not staying a long time,it is worth it. Take the "Jackson Pass" (I think it is call) over into Idaho (I forget the name of the little town on the Idaho side, but there is a great Hot Dawg resturant there). Key in WestYellowstone on your GPS and the backroads are a treat. Matter of fact there is a Canyon that is in the middle of the flat lands that is pretty cool. I have ran on way too much, but my lovely wife and I had the opportunity to spend April through October North of WestYellowstone and it was a dream come true. Hope this helps. Oh BTW, the summer in the park has a LOT of traffic. Be prepaired to go slow. Drinks and snacks are recommended.

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