Yellowstone Park Wildlife Guide

Road Trip Vacations to Yellowstone National Park

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Driving to Yellowstone is just as much fun as getting there! With our Yellowstone Park map and itinerary collection, you can choose from 10 different routes that make the trip almost as exciting as the adventures you’ll have when you arrive.

Top Three Road Trips to Yellowstone

1. Denver to Yellowstone

Denver, Colorado has an international airport and is a favorite starting point for a Wild West vacation. We feature two itineraries. One through Laramie, Wyoming (578 miles) and one through Cody, Wyoming (570 miles).

2. Salt Lake City to Yellowstone

For a city and country vacation, we recommend starting in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can enjoy the culture and attractions that a large city offers before traveling on for the old western vacation. Again we show you two routes. The Idaho route (358 miles) takes you to Yellowstone’s west entrance. The Jackson Hole route (441 miles) takes you to the south entrance.

3. South Dakota to Yellowstone

South Dakota and Eastern Wyoming offer many historical and active vacation stops. One map itinerary starts you in South Dakota’s Badlands (532-605 miles). Another starts at the Black Hills (481 miles). Both choices start near Mt. Rushmore, but the Badlands itinerary gives you a few more choices and a different return trip.

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Top Ten Things to do in Yellowstone

1. Take a Hike

To explore Yellowstone’s wild side, get off the beaten path and onto the park’s 1,300-mile trail system. Read More...

2. Watch Geysers Erupt

Yellowstone is the largest active geyser field in the world. Read More...

3. Go Rafting

Looking for an escape from the summer heat? Can’t beat a whitewater rafting adventure! Read More...

4. Experience the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone is breathtaking! Read More...

5. Attend a Powwow

Powwows serve to preserve the rich heritage of Native American culture and allow tribal members to participate in traditional rituals. Read More...

6. Ride a Horse

No other activity fulfills the Western dream for families visiting this region like a horseback ride. Read More...

7. Go Camping

One of the best ways to experience the Yellowstone region is by spending a night or more under the stars. Read More...

8. Catch a Fish

Fishing in Yellowstone is an experience that compares with few other places on earth. Read More...

9. Watch a Rodeo

Every town in Yellowstone country has a rodeo. Try Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cody Nite Rodeo, Rock Springs’ Red Desert Rodeo or Lander’s Pioneer Days Rodeo. Read More...

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