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 Marvel at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, 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 Eagles and bison and bears, oh my! 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.