Expert Travel Advice to Yellowstone National Park

Top Answers To Yellowstone National Park Travel Questions

  • 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.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Wow, that's a touhg one as there are SO many great hikes around Yellowstone, itself a huge park. I'm going to punt and give you a link to GORP.com's Yellowstone Hiking Guide, where you can browse loads of options: http://gorp.away.com/gorp/resource/us_national_park/wy/hik_yell.htm. Backpacker magazine's Yellowstone section also offers some pretty awesome ideas: http://www.backpacker.com/destinations/category/242. Hope this helps. Have a great time! Very jealous...
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Although there are closer, smaller regional airports, the best bets for cheap airfare are probably Bozeman, Cody, Jackson, and Idaho Falls (Pocatello or Billings, if you can score big savings that justify the added driving time). From any of these, you're looking at another 1 to 3 hours in the car to get into Yellowstone itself.
  • 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.

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