Yellowstone National Park
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A Bucketlist Destination
Enormous in Size
The landscape is visually stunning. It has some of the most diverse and unique scenery that you will ever see. One minute you you can be driving along gazing at colorful hot springs and steaming geysers, then just a few minutes later you can be staring deep into Yellowstone’s very own “Grand Canyon.” There really is so much to see inside this park.
How Long to Visit
Seeing all Yellowstone has to offer takes a good bit of time – especially if you get stuck behind those bison! I recommend taking no less than three days to see the park. Even with three days it’s almost impossible to see all parts of it . Five days is pretty perfect… at least it was for us. It was a good balance of seeing a lot with not having to rush. Honestly, I could spend an entire summer here and never get bored. I’ve been to Yellowstone quite a few times and have yet to see all that Yellowstone has to offer.
Old faithful and Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
Mammoth Hot Springs
Where to Stay
It is clean, comfortable, and has a pool. The kids loved it.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Northeast entrance – Cooke City
Staying inside the park:
- Canyon Lodge and Cabins: 400+ guest rooms spread across 5 hotel-style lodges, with 100+ cabins being more rustic accommodations.
- Grant Village Lodge: 300 guest rooms spread across 6 two-story, hotel-style lodges.
- Lake Hotel and Cabins: Large lodge that has hotel room-style and cabin accommodations.
- Lake Lodge Cabins: 186 cabins.
- Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins: Large lodge that has hotel room-style and cabin accommodations.
- Old Faithful Inn: Rustic lodge with hotel room-style accommodations.
- Old Faithful Lodge: Cabin accommodations.
- Old Faithful Snow Lodge: Large lodge that has hotel room-style and cabin accommodations.
- Roosevelt Lodge: Cabin accommodations.
As I said in the beginning of this post, our roadtrip to Yellowstone is one of our most memorable trips we’ve taken as a family. If you want to read more about our road trip adventures check out my post on “Thinking of a Family Roadtrip? Just Do it!”
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