Yellowstone’s Neighboring Parks

Visit neighboring national parks and monuments like Grand Teton National Park, Glacier National Park, Devils Tower, and Mount Rushmore on your Yellowstone vacation. State parks are smaller to their national counterparts, but they offer a more intimate and personal experience. Explore the state parks of Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Colorado on your way.

Sinks Canyon by Scott Copeland courtesy of Wind River Country

7 Natural Wonders On the Way to Yellowstone

Your route to Yellowstone includes some of the world’s most unusual natural wonders including a volcano plug and the world’s largest mineral hot spring. Read More...

Last Stand Hill (named for Custer's Last Stand), over the mass grave of the Seventh Cavalry soldiers, U.S. Indian Scouts, and other personnel killed in battle. Earlier interpretations were largely mono-cultural, honoring only the U.S. Army's perspective, with headstones marking where each fell. Photo by Bailey P Baldwin via Wikimedia Commons.

Commemorate the Battle of the Little Bighorn on the Way to Yellowstone

At the battlefield, retrace steps of Indian warriors and U.S. soldiers. At the Crazy Horse Memorial, see the world’s largest mountain-carving-in-progress. Read More...

Devil's Tower. Photo by B D [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Devil’s Tower National Monument in Wyoming

Travelers roaming through the northeastern Wyoming prairie will be treated to a strange and wonderful sight: a striking stone column rising seemingly out of nowhere. Read More...

Aspen in Shoshone National Forest

Explore a National Forest near Yellowstone

The greater Yellowstone Park region is home to 27 scenic national forests throughout Wyoming, Idaho and Montana including the Wind River Range. Read More...

Swiftcurrent Lake in Glacier National Park horseback ride. Courtesy Photo

Glacier Country Montana – National Parks and Flathead Lake

In Glacier Country, experiences that are distinctly Montana await. Home to natural wonders like Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake, western Montana is a place made for adventurers. Read More...

The sunset over the Tetons and the Snake River. Photo courtesy of Grand Teton Lodge

Grand Teton National Park

Located at the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the Rockefeller Parkway connects Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. Read More...

Trumpeter Swan

Idaho’s Harriman State Park & Wildlife Refuge

A 16,000-acre wildlife refuge with moose, elk, sandhill cranes and trumpeter swans. Enjoy some of the nation’s best fly fishing on Henry’s Fork. Read More...

Marbeled Godwit at the Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by USFWS

Montana Wildlife Refuges

21 wildlife refuges call Montana home protecting birds, bison, elk, and moose. Benton Lake is a shorebird site. Red Rock Lakes is 45 mins from the Park. Read More...

Elk that have migrated to the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming during the winter. Photo by Rob Wood

National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole

Take a sleigh ride and see more than 5,000 elk when they migrate to this lower elevation during the winter near Yellowstone National Park. Read More...

Badlands in South Dakota

South Dakota’s Black Hills and Badlands

Explore Badlands National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Lewis & Clark Trail, Minuteman Missile Site, Mount Rushmore, and Wind Cave. Then go on my 3 favorite hikes. Read More...

Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho

Visit a National Monument on your Road Trip to Yellowstone

Surrounding Yellowstone, in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Utah, are many national monuments and national parks including Mt Rushmore and Devil’s Tower Read More...

Buffalo Bill State Park Reservoir

Visit a State Park near Yellowstone

Yellowstone Country is home to numerous state parks. Read More...