Yellowstone + Grand Teton National Park
Yellowstone National Park, aka the first National Park in the US (!!) is most well known for its' powerful eruptions from Old Faithful Geyser but it will also take your breath away with its' wildlife and hot springs (and I mean literally take your breath away... the sulphur is intense). Yellowstone NP is huge and correspondingly, draws huge crowds (but for good reason). 40 miles south is the lesser known Teton National Park which is worth more than just a stop over. The Teton Mountain Range will knock your socks off, especially if you camp offgrid...for free...with this view... I tried (harder than normal) to convince Dylan that this should be our new permanent residence! We have since moved on, but I am confident we will be back to this spot again one day.
GRAND Teton National Park
- Camp: Upper Teton View in Bridger-Teton National Forest
- Yoga: Inversion Yoga in Jackson, WY.
- Eat: These are both located in Jackson, WY - The Bird for burgers and beers with a view or Snake River Brewery for outdoor games and good food close to downtown.
- Hike: Cascade Canyon to Lake Solitude - this one is easily in our top 10 hikes on this trip!
Yellowstone National Park
- Camp: Anywhere you can snag a spot in the park, helpful website here which includes live fill up times. Camping in the park with a travel trailer or tent for that matter, can get a bit intense because of the crowds. We stayed at Madison Campground and Bridge Bay Campground (both take reservations) which were both decent options for maneuvering through the park.
- Yoga: At your campsite...near a backcountry geyser...whatever suited you best...
- Eat: At your campsite/fire. **Make sure to grocery shop before you enter the park. There are a view National Park grocery stores but trust me, your wallet will not thank you...
- Hike: SO many options, here are your MUST DOs..
- Watch an eruption at Old Faithful & Riverside Geyser
- Photograph the Grand Prismatic Spring - the colors will blow your mind.
- Sentinel Meadows to Fairy Falls and Imperial Geyser - 10 miles RT, fairly flat (we biked the first 3 miles), spectacular backcountry geyser without the crowds.
- Avalanche Peak - 4 miles RT, 2000' elevation gain, summit hike with the best views in the park.
- Beaver Pond Loop - located in the north section of Yellowstone NP - 5 miles RT, fairly flat, good for wildlife viewing and stunning views of north Yellowstone which is very different than the rest of the park. Hike is located near Mammoth Hot Springs. Talk a walk along the boardwalk of hot springs after this loop.