Tori Peglar

Tori Peglar

Tori is the co-brand and content director of National Park Trips Media. She specializes in writing inspiring national park travelogues, foodie adventures and personal, heartfelt stories of people who shape our culture.

In 2018, Tori was recognized for her work with National Park Journal, winning three first-place awards for the Grand Canyon edition of the magazine. Later the same year, Tori was honored as a Folio: 100, a list of the top innovators, entrepreneurial thinkers, and industry-disruptors in magazine media.

Before joining National Park Trips Media, Tori worked for her alma mater as director of marketing for the CU-Boulder Alumni Association, developing and executing campaigns for national and local events and programs. She led an award-winning creative team of six and served as editor of the Coloradan magazine, which won two first-place national awards in 2011 and 2014 for magazine excellence, as well as two regional first-place awards and a second-place award in 2011-14.

Tori's travels have taken her across the globe and she has lived in Hong Kong, Kenya, Ecuador and Nepal. Some of her favorite national park experiences are hiking the Bright Angel Trail in the Grand Canyon, taking the trail down to the Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point, snowshoeing to Lone Star Geyser in Yellowstone and doing Rocky Mountain's East Inlet Trail with her family. When she's not in search of a story, she loves spending time with her family and skiing, running, biking, backpacking and traveling.

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Salt Lake City Mythbusting

So you think you know Salt Lake City? We bet you don't know about it's thriving beer scene and five more surprises.

Kids enjoy climbing and playing in interesting rock formations at Castle Rock State Park near the City of Rocks National Reserve

8 Undiscovered Southern Idaho Gems near Yellowstone

After Yellowstone, dip into southern Idaho to explore attractions, including two national park sites, you won’t find elsewhere.

Rafting with Montana Whitewater

Montana Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Company near Yellowstone

Go on scenic floats or on Class IV whitewater rafting trips offered on the Gallatin, Yellowstone, and Madison Rivers.

Girl and guard tower at Heart Mountain Relocation Center

Heartbreak at Heart Mountain, a World War Two Japanese American Confinement Site

This center was one of 10 camps in remote, isolated locations where more than 14,000 Japanese Americans were confined behind barbed wire.

View of WWII airplanes turned firefighters, and the Bighorn Mountains near Greybull, Wyom.

Greybull, Wyoming's Firefighting WWII Airplanes and Ancient Ocean

Dinosaurs lived near these prehistoric red and purple volcano-made hills. Today, see a restored speakeasy, an airplane museum, and dinosaur track site.

Ziplining minutes from Yellowstone's East Gate

Sleeping Giant Zip Line near Yellowstone's East Entrance

Just minutes from Yellowstone's east gate, ride the dual ziplines on five sections. Even race your buddy side-by-side. Watch the video.

Posing for a selfie at the Idaho Potato Museum

Idaho Potato Museum Southwest of Yellowstone

Get a great selfie next to a giant potato and discover the stories behind this unsung hero of a vegetable including VP Dan Quayle's potato incident.

Having Counter Assault bear spray at the ready

5 Bear Safety Tips for Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks

Gary Moses, former national park ranger and product ambassador for Counter Assault bear spray, shares his tips to avoid a dangerous bear encounter.

Day hikers on a trail through arrowleaf balsamroot flowers in Yellowstone.

2021 National Park Hotel-Based Hiking Trips

Iconic trails, fantastic meals, natural and cultural history and expert guides to make for an unforgettable national park vacation.

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

Top 11 Things to Do in Salt Lake City

Gateway to Yellowstone and home to Temple Square, Salt Lake City offers endless options for outdoor enthusiasts, cultural art lovers, families and history buffs.

Yellowstone visitors on a hike in the Grand Canyon area with Yellowstone Hiking Guides

Explore with Yellowstone Hiking Guides

Explore Yellowstone with these local wildlife guides, known for their day hiking tours, to see wolves in the Lamar Valley. Or try a van or paddling tour or backpacking options.

The road to Cody, Wyo. from Buffalo Bill State Park

Find the Wild West in Cody

Locals like to brag Cody, Wyo., and the surrounding area is where your great American adventure begins. Here is our list of the top 10 things to do.

Scenic Cruiser on Yellowstone Lake

Fun on the Water in Yellowstone National Park

Leave dry land behind to explore the rivers and lakes of Yellowstone. Go paddling, fishing, boating, or take a boat cruise tour in the national park.

Overlooking Billings at Swords Rimrock Park

7 Places to Find Food and Lore in Billings, Montana

Northeast of Yellowstone, find a brewery district, gluten-free pancakes and Old West charm in Billings, Mont., A city of 110,000.

Ranger Don demonstrates a new extendable arm prototype at Yellowstone's South Entrance

5 Things to Know About Yellowstone Area Travel Amid COVID-19

In light of the spread of COVID-19, trying to find out what is open and closed in our national parks is a moving target these days. Here are updates.

Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic Hot Spring

8 Ways to Live in the Moment, Yellowstone Style

Here are exceptional ways to have fun and be present, Yellowstone-style, even if you can't be at the park.

Roosevelt Arch at Yellowstone's North Entrance

Snowy Side of Yellowstone Country

Fly into Bozeman, Mont., for a fantastic ski and snow-fueled vacation including Yellowstone excursions.

Yellowstone Snowmobile Tour.

Go Snowmobiling in Yellowstone & Beyond

Where to snowmobile in Yellowstone Park and surrounding areas including West Yellowstone and Wind River Country. Find tours, rentals and snowmobiling trails.

Apatosauruses and other dinosaurs roamed Wyoming

5 Top Places to See Dinosaurs in Wyoming

Discover the Wyoming landscapes and dinosaurs that inspired Disney-Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur on your next trip to Yellowstone National Park.

Sunrise on Wyoming's Snowy Range Scenic Byway near Laramie

Laramie's Top 6

Lose the crowds in Laramie, Wyoming's great outdoors and its fun cultural attractions.

Old Faithful Snow Lodge in Winter

Where to Stay in Winter in Yellowstone

Find out which Yellowstone lodges in the parks turn up the heat and keep logs burning in their fireplaces all winter. Or you can brave the cold and camp.

Mountain View Cottage at Jackson Lake Lodge

8 Best Places to Eat, Sleep and Play in Grand Teton National Park

It’s easy to get distracted by the park's world-class views, but don't miss these places to eat, sleep and play with Grand Teton Lodge Company.

The Lake Hotel in Yellowstone with a retro-looking tour bus out front. Photo by NPS Neal Herbert

Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Cabins in Yellowstone

One of the perks to visiting our national parks – especially for those not interested in roughing it – is staying in charming hotels.

Autumn at Vedauwoo near Lamarie

Laramie, Wyoming's Traveler Trivia

Be a traveler rather than a tourist. Get the behind-the-scenes stories on everything from comic heroes to outlaws in the Laramie area.

Snowcoach in Yellowstone near bison and the Madison River

A Winter Paradise in West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone is the closest entrance to Old Faithful, find out why this town is a great basecamp for winter fun in and out of the park.

Teton Village at night.

Where to Stay in Winter in Grand Teton National Park

In Grand Teton, all’s quiet on the western front in winter, except one unique lodging operation that come alive when the snow starts to fall.

Map of road construction in Yellowstone in 2020

2020-2022 Yellowstone Road Construction

Three major road projects in 2020-2022. A complete closure between Tower Fall and Chittenden Rd, plus delays at the North Entrance and Fishing Bridge to Indian Pond.

Mountain goat at Mount Rushmore

Chicago to Dakota Black Hills to Yellowstone Road Trip

See the Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower, Yellowstone and more on this 2,800 mile all-American road trip.

Rafting the Missouri River in Great Falls, Montana

Navigating Water and Vibrant Art in Great Falls, Montana

You’ll find one of the West’s most vibrant storytellers in Great Falls, Mont. and Lewis & Clark rivers to raft or walk.

Museum visitors view a painting by C.M. Russell in Great Falls, Montana

C.M. Russell's Vibrant Art inspired by Montana

Visit Great Falls, Mont., to see C.M. Russell's gorgeous paintings and his log-cabin studio just north of Yellowstone.

Paradise Guest Ranch in Wyoming

Paradise Guest Ranch near Buffalo, Wyo.

For 100 years, folks have been vacationing at the Paradise Guest Ranch. Horseback riding, fishing, hiking, and family time.

Downtown Jackson, Wyoming, with its Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and a town square cornered with antler arches

Jackson, Wyo., Gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Just 15 minutes from Grand Teton National Park and less than two hours from Yellowstone, stop at this old West town with a touch of class and a lot of fun.

Rafting near Yellowstone with Mad River on the Snake River. Courtesy photo

5 Best Rafting Trips Near Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Waters surrounding Yellowstone offer up everything from lazy floats to intense rapids—pleasing everyone from kids to adrenaline junkies.

Devil's Tower near Gillette in eastern Wyoming

6 Things to Explore in Gillette and Wright, Wyo.

Top six things to do when you stop on your way from South Dakota's Black Hills and Mount Rushmore to Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.

Wild horse at Wild Horse Island. Photo courtesy of Montana State Parks

Montana State Parks between Yellowstone and Glacier National Park

See a Native American bison jump, ancient rock drawings, and wild horses on your road trip between two of America's most popular national parks.

Visitor enjoying the Greenbelt Trail on the Snake River in Idaho Falls, Idaho

4 Idaho Falls Secrets to a Fantastic Yellowstone Area Vacation

Stay west of the Tetons to discover all the gems in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. You’ll lose the crowds and find affordable lodging options.

Motorcycling in Vanocker Canyon near Sturgis, S.D.

Find More Than the World's Largest Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis

Learn the history of the town’s famous motorcycle rally, but also explore it's outdoor recreation and cultural arts scene.

Roasting marshmallows at a Yellowstone campsite at Lewis Lake

Where Should I Camp in Yellowstone National Park?

Personalized guide to help you decide where to spend the night, from car camping paradise and remote backcountry sites to a slice of RV heaven.

Scenic float on the Yellowstone River with Flying Pig Adventure Company

Flying Pig Adventure Company at Yellowstone's North Entrance

Guided adventures like whitewater rafting, horseback riding, fly fishing, mountain biking and park tours. Try our 5-day adventure package.

Man at Morning Glory Pool in Yellowstone National Park

What to Pack for Your Yellowstone Vacation

What to take to Yellowstone with half the world's geysers, tons of wildlife, and hundreds of places to explore? Here are the top 16 essentials.

A hiker headed up Avalanche Peak Trail in Yellowstone

Which Yellowstone Trail Should I Hike?

Do you want to see lakes, waterfalls, thermal features, or peaks? Find your perfect day hike with our personalized guide.

Camping at Grand Teton National Park overlooking Gros Ventre Road

Campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park

Camp underneath the jagged Teton mountain range in pristine forests with easy access to lakes and wildlife watching. Campgrounds are first-come, first-served, except two.

Yellowstone's Old Faithful Inn at night

Which Yellowstone Hotel or Cabin Should I Choose in the Summer?

Should you stay in a historic hotel near Old Faithful, or a cabin closer to wildlife and the Lamar Valley? Follow this guide to find out.

Red Bus Tour in Glacier National Park

48 Hours in Glacier National Park

Favorite things to do in Glacier from a peaceful boat ride and breathtaking hike to eating one of the best huckleberry pastries ever.

Roosevelt Gate: For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People.

Which Entrance to Yellowstone National Park Should I Take?

There are five Yellowstone park entrances in three states, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, allowing easy access to this vast park.

Sunset on the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park's 3 Entrances and a Surprise

The park is shaped like your left-hand thumb and is dotted with three main entrances. But there's a surprise when you head south from Yellowstone.

RVing in Idaho near the Galena Summit

60 Campgrounds on the West Side of Yellowstone

Set up camp in Idaho -- Yellowstone’s less crowded next-door neighbor. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and legendary outdoor recreation. Go online or call for your free Idaho campground guide.

GyPSY Guide audio driving tour app for Yellowstone

Narrated Driving Tour Apps by GyPSy Guide

Listen to an entertaining guide that automatically tells you stories about where you are while you drive.

pets-in-yellowstone

Can I Bring My Pet to Yellowstone?

Pets are prohibited throughout most areas in national parks. It’s best to leave Fido at home, but if your dog is along here's how to make the best of it.

Driving over Beartooth Pass, northeast of Yellowstone National Park

Dramatic Scenic Drive on Beartooth Highway to Yellowstone

One of the most breathtaking routes to Yellowstone is the 68-mile stretch of the Beartooth Highway - named a National Scenic Byway’s “All-American Road.”