Bison and bears. Steaming hot springs. Sulfur in the air and a geyser shooting off like clockwork. Tumbling waterfalls and golden grassland. An Old-West town—with real-life cowboys! Valleys by bike. Gorges by foot. And camping out every night. These two national parks are unreal!
1 Be wowed by bubbling mud pots, spouting geysers and steaming vents in Yellowstone | Hike through the heart of the park in Upper Geyser Basin, taking in the sights, sounds—and smells! —of this strange wonderland | Kids love seeing the fumaroles of Biscuit Basin and legendary Old Faithful Geyser up close.
2 Be wowed by bubbling mud pots, the park's most dramatic feature, where waterfalls cascade over pastel-colored cliffs | A leisurely walk through alpine meadows and stands of lodgepole pine along the canyon rim provides breathtaking vistas deep into the gorge.
3-4 From the seat of your bike, get your first glimpse of the majestic Grand Tetons | Explore Grand Teton National Park, a paradise of bluebell-strewn meadows, shimmering lakes, thick woodland and sawtooth mountains | Walk through conifer forests and aspen groves near the shore of Jackson Lake, take a boat across Jenny Lake and investigate Cascade Canyon | Kids learn the ropes of rock climbing with local experts | Our comfortable campground features awesome views of the jagged Teton peaks.
5 Pedal beneath the Teton Range, passing weathered barns and grazing horses | Traffic ahead: watch for roaming bison! | Learn about wilderness preservation—especially inspiring as you take in this stupendous landscape.