Free Yellowstone Trip Planning Kit

Free Yellowstone Trip Planner

8-Page Trip Planner + Email + Your Choice of Vacation Info

Start planning your Yellowstone vacation today with our free trip planning package. It includes our 8-page trip planner, e-newsletter, and travel information & deals from our preferred travel partners.

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Wyoming Vacations


Sun setting over the Tetons and river in Jackson Hole. Courtesy PhotoJackson Hole Central Reservations

One call for Jackson Hole lodging, activities & discounts on airfare. Local experts make your vacation planning effortless.


Schwabacher's Landing in Grand Teton National ParkRanch Inn Jackson Hole

Take advantage of this downtown Jackson location, with accommodations for every budget. Seasonal specials available.


Wind River Country cowgirls and cowboys sitting around a fire. Courtesy photoWind River Country

Enjoy powwows, rodeos, hiking and camping among 53 mountain peaks before heading on the easiest, most scenic route to Yellowstone and the Tetons.


Gypsy Guide phone app for Yellowstone - YouTube videoGyPsy Guide

Get the driving app that’s like having a tour guide in your car. GyPSy Guide automatically plays interesting and entertaining commentary as you go.


Dude Ranchers AssociationDude Ranchers Association

We are the Original all inclusive Western Vacation, representing over 100 ranches in 12 western states and two Canadian Provinces.


Fossil Digging in WyomingDiamondville/Kemmerer Area

Gateway to the Bridger and Teton National Forest, including Yellowstone. Unearth a fossil, visit the JC Penney Motherstore and camp in the Hamsfork Recreation Area.


Irma Hotel at TwilightIrma Hotel

Plan to dine and stay the night at this historic hotel. Fancy enough for royalty and comfortable enough for everyone, the Irma Hotel is the heart of Cody, Wyoming!


Sleeping Giant Zipline. Courtesy photoSleeping Giant Zipline

The Sleeping Giant Zipline is located just minutes away from Yellowstone National Park. Covering over 3,520 feet of pure Wyoming air, this Zipline will let you experience the region in an exhilarating new way.


Washakie Museum in Worland, WYDrive the Safest and Easiest Route to Yellowstone

See hidden treasures on the way to Yellowstone via HWY US 16: The Cloud Peak Scenic Skyway, Ten Sleep Canyon, Petroglyphs, Ancient Mammoth Hunters and Museum.


The Bentwood Inn. Courtesy photoBentwood Inn in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Bentwood Inn is a four season, award-winning luxury lodge nestled on 3.5 acres of Jackson Hole solitude featuring fireplaces, jetted tubs and full gourmet breakfast.


Jackson Hole Mountain Resort LogoJackson Hole Mountain Resort

Discover Jackson Hole and Teton Village – the gateway to Grand Teton National Park. Sign up and we’ll send you information about lodging, activities, attractions, shopping, dining, entertainment and special offers.


Grand Targhee Lift in SummerGrand Targhee

Tucked among spectacular Teton views and national forest land, Grand Targhee Resort is an intimate summer getaway for adventure-seekers, with miles of lift-accessed hiking, running and mountain-biking trails, renowned music festivals and a variety of activities in a pristine, high-alpine environment.


East Yellowstone

The Lodges of East Yellowstone offer some of the most beautiful views with the closest access to East Yellowstone. Enjoy cozy log cabins, fine cuisine, horseback riding, and RV sites.


Devil's Tower near Gillette, WyomingGillette, Wyoming

Experience Pure Wyoming Energy! Gillette-Wright! Coal is king here! Tour a coal mine or bison ranch. See a museum, shop, and golf. Between Mount Rushmore/Yellowstone.


Laramie, Wyoming

Laramie offers some of the best climbing, skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the nation. Find a mix of adventure and history amongst vibrant culture.


Sweetwater County, Wyoming

Take a National Park road trip & fill up on adventure, history and the cowboy spirit in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, the perfect stopping point to refuel and rediscover.


O.A.R.S. Yellowstone Kayak Tours

O.A.R.S. is your kayaking tours expert on Yellowstone Lake.


Carbon County, Wyoming

Carbon County is a year-round destination for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. We say, “Star count is more important than thread count.”


Wind River Hotel & CasinoWind River Hotel & Casino

Wind River Hotel & Casino in Riverton, Wyoming is the largest and closest casino to Yellowstone Park, Grand Tetons, and Jackson Hole.


Fishing in Casper, WYCasper, Wyoming

Named “#1 Big Fish Destination in the World” in 2005 by the American Angler magazine, the section of the North Platte River that runs through Casper remains steady on the radars of fly fishermen around the world.


Rafting on the Snake River in Jackson Hole with Mad River Boat Trips. Courtesy photoMad River Boat Trips

When you head down the Snake River with Mad River Boat Trips, you’re traveling with more than 100 years of river guide experience. Mad River’s crew prides itself on providing the very best, most exciting river trip you can take in the Jackson area.


Montana Vacations


Big Sky Zipline AdventureBig Sky Resort

Just 18 miles from the border of the nation’s first national park, Big Sky Resort is the ultimate adventure basecamp to Yellowstone.


Big Hole River in southwest Montana. Photo by Chuck HaneySouthwest Montana

Hemmed by the snow-crowned peaks of Glacier National Park to the north and the geological marvels of Yellowstone to the south, this vast region holds the best of what Montana is about.


Museum of the Rockies. Courtesy photoMuseum of the Rockies

Museum of the Rockies is a Smithsonian Affiliate and recognized as one of the world’s most important natural history and science museums.


Big Sky Vacation Rentals Powderhorn Cabin. Courtesy photoBig Sky Vacation Rentals

Big Sky’s only locally owned and operated luxury vacation rental company. We represent the most desired vacation rental properties in Big Sky.


Livingston, MontanaLivingston, Montana

Historic original gateway city to Yellowstone National Park, where adventure, beautiful scenery and authentic friendly folk await you at the edge of the Yellowstone River.


The Ackerman Lexington Mine in Butte MontanaButte, Montana

Butte is a hub of history and culture in the Northern Rockies. The city built on the “Richest Hill on Earth” is today a melting pot of friendly people, historic architecture, restaurants, and outdoor activities.


Swiftcurrent Lake in Glacier National Park horseback ride. Courtesy PhotoMontana’s Glacier Country

Home to iconic Glacier National Park, Western Montana’s Glacier Country is a region that needs to be explored. It’s time to discover your Montana moment.


Rivers Edge Trail in Great Falls, MontanaGreat Falls, Montana

Resting on the high plains along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front Range, Great Falls is located at the confluence of the Missouri and Sun Rivers, the ideal gateway for your Genuine Montana experience.


Pompey Piller on the Yellowstone River near Billings, Montana. Courtesy photoBillings, Montana

Billings is the scenic home base for Yellowstone trips and a wild west destination in its own right. In the heart of southeast Montana, Billings is knows as “Montana’s Trailhead.”


Playing on a rock outcropping on the river in Missoula, Montana. Courtesy photoMissoula, Montana

Situated halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, Missoula MT is an impeccable balance of ultimate adventure by day and unique, hip culture at night.


Last Chance Fair in Montana

Last Chance Stampede and Fair

The Last Chance Stampede and Fair offers something fun for everyone and is one extravaganza that you don’t want to miss! Mark your calendars for July 23-26, 2014 at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds.

Flying Pig Adventure Company

There is no better way to enjoy a true Yellowstone experience than in the company of the Flying Pig Adventure Company. They’re the leading experts in Yellowstone whitewater rafting, fly fishing and horseback expeditions. Family-owned and operated, they share their passion for Yellowstone with guests.

Town Pump Hotel Group Montana

Stay & Save Rewards – Stay at any of these fine hotels and receive a $25 Gift Card for your Yellowstone vacation.

Montana Whitewater Rafting/Yellowstone ZipLine

Raft the Yellowstone River out of the North Entrance at Gardiner, or come to Big Sky to experience the Gallatin River and our new Yellowstone Zipline. Try the “Zip and Dip,” a half day of Rafting and a half day Zipline tour. We also offer Fly Fishing instruction, horseback/raft packages and kayak instruction.

Idaho Vacations


The iconic Chief Theater in Pocatello, Idaho.Pocatello, Idaho

Play outdoors in this Idaho gateway. See the Museum of Clean, the Idaho Museum of Natural History, or grizzlies up close at the Pocatello Zoo.


A Beamers jet boat tour through Hells Canyon. Photo courtesy of Lewis Clark ValleySouthwestern Idaho

Whitewater rafting? Wine tasting? Zip Lining? Whether you’re here for a day trip or a weeklong adventure, you’ll find a variety of activities for every age and interest. With so much to do the hardest part is what to try first.


Yellowstone Bear World

Eastern Idaho’s Yellowstone Teton Territory

Eastern Idaho is full of adventure and great outdoor activities such as Yellowstone Bear World, fly-fishing, biking, rafting and camping.

Fort Hall Hotel & Casino

Southeast Idaho’s newest hotel destination, the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center offers exceptional hotel accommodations, restaurant, gift shop and spa with a 15,000 square foot Event Center.

Utah Vacations

Fishing in the Flaming GorgeFlaming Gorge Country

Halfway between Yellowstone and Arches National Parks is an unspoiled playground of stunning natural features. Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area offers year-round adventure for families of all ages. Scenic Trails. Superb Boating. DIY Rafting. Trophy Fishing. Wow. Flaming Gorge is a ‘must see’ stop on your next western journey.


Wellsville Mountain reflection. Courtesy of Cache ValleyCache Valley, Northern Utah

Stay a day and explore Logan, Utah. Famous for outdoor beauty, hands-on heritage experiences, food tour, and performing arts.


Salt Lake City, Utah with the mountains in the background and Temple Square in the left center.Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake is a combination of metropolitan city and quaint mountain town; the towering Wasatch Mountains embracing Salt Lake offer a dramatic backdrop to the vibrancy and activities of downtown.


Dinosaurland exhibit in the Quarry HallDinosaurland

One of the West’s biggest secrets is northeastern Utah, an easy day’s drive south of Yellowstone National Park. Some call it Dinosaurland, and you’ll find it offers adventure and sites not seen anywhere else in the world.

Colorado Vacations


Estes Park, Colorado. Photo by Ben FullertonEstes Park, Colorado

One of the most picturesque mountain towns in America, Estes sits at 7,522 feet and borders the southeastern part of the park. It’s home to thriving communities of artists, second-home retirees, and all types of outdoor enthusiasts.


Rifle Falls Colorado State Park

Colorado State Parks & Wildlife

Colorado’s 42 state parks are places to have fun, get away, recreate and re-create in beautiful settings. Book your camping reservations or find activities across the State.


Rocky Mountain Trip Planner

Interested in combining Colorado with your Yellowstone vacation? Order this informative 8-page trip planner to learn more about Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding region. Includes: park map, park details, suggested itineraries, travel logistics, weather conditions, wildlife viewing, activities, attractions, lodging and more.


The Wild Animal Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a 720 acre refuge for over 300 rescued Lions, Tigers, Bears, Wolves and other large carnivores. From donations, adoptions, pledges to volunteering, fundraising opportunities, gift shop, and more. Choose whats right for you…and the animals thank you!


North Dakota Vacations

Medora, ND cowboy dancers

Medora, North Dakota

Medora is the gateway community to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the badlands of western North Dakota.

South Dakota Vacations


The model for the Crazy Horse National Monument in front of the stone carving in progress. Photo by Deb Hultgren via FlickrCrazy Horse Memorial

Near Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota, another rock carving in process honors Crazy Horse, the legendary Lakota leader, and his people.


Downtown Deadwood, South Dakota. Courtesy photoDeadwood, South Dakota

In 1876, Deadwood was the West’s most renowned and rowdy mining camp. Wild Bill Hickok, killed here by an assassin’s bullet, and Calamity Jane are buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery.


Black Hill VacationsBlack Hills Vacations

Local travel experts ready to book your Black Hills Vacation. Save up to 20% on lodging and attractions.


The 1880 Train in Hill City, SD. Courtesy PhotoHill City, South Dakota

Nestled in one of the most picturesque settings in all the world, Hill City is a great launching point to see all that the Black Hill has to offer.


Hot Springs, South Dakota

Hot Springs, South Dakota

The natural springs of Hot Springs, SD have much to do with this vacation destination. Here’s a taste of things to enjoy in this cool town.

Custer County Museum, South Dakota

Custer, South Dakota

Stay in Custer, South Dakota on your Black Hills vacation and spend more time playing and less time driving to all of the attractions.

Photography Workshops


Milky Way over Zion National Park. Photo by Rob Wood Photography2017 National Parks Night Skies Photo Workshop Series

Experience national parks in a way that very few people ever will. Sign up for one of our six night skies workshops in 2017 and learn how to shoot the stars and the Milky Way with iconic national park landmarks in the foreground. Locations include Canyonlands (Apr 23-24), Zion (Apr 26-27), Grand Teton (Jun 22-23), Great Sand Dunes (Jul 24-25), Yosemite (Aug 22-23), and Saguaro (Oct 18-19).


Tours & Tour Operators

A bike tours in front of the Grand Tetons. Photo courtesy of The World OutdoorsThe World Outdoors

The World Outdoors offers multi-day guided active vacations throughout iconic Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. We also offer all-inclusive hiking and multi-sport tours of other US National Parks. Sign up to hear more about our trips and to receive special offers.