Win a Yellowstone Vacation Plus a Road Trip to the Park

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Congratulations to the 2020 winners of the Yellowstone Road Trip: 

  • Grand Prize Winner: Josh Florence from Claremore, Okla. Josh chose our Seattle route to Yellowstone.
  • Winner of Salt Lake City Route: Jon Marek from Aurora, Colo.
  • Winner of Chicago Route: Charles A. Smith from Murffreesboro, Tenn. 
  • Winner of Denver Route: Theresa Marie Bextermiller from St. Louis, Missouri
Bison on the road in Yellowstone

Enter to Win | Official Rules

Here are the trips we've planned for you:

Win a road trip adventure from one of four launching points ending with a 3-day guided hiking tour and lodging in Yellowstone. Three second-place winners will each win one of the remaining routes to Yellowstone. Enter Dec 17 through Feb 27, 2020.

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Grand Prize: Yellowstone Hiking and Lodging Vacation with Wildland Trekking + NatGeo Map Package

Wildland Trekking's Inn-Based Hiking Tour of Yellowstone is a diverse offering of three hikes. Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery, the most well-known and spectacular geysers in the park, and wildlife viewing. You’ll also enjoy the luxury of a lodge and dining each evening in two locations within the park.

  • 3 day/2 night guided vacation for two people
  • Choose a pre-scheduled vacation date June 17-19, July 17-19, August 26-28 or September 9-11, 2020.
  • Lodging for 2-nights at a Yellowstone park lodge
  • Use of daypacks, meals, professional guide and bear spray are included
  • Trip originates in Bozeman, Montana
  • View more information at www.wildlandtrekking.com/yellowstone/inn-based-hiking/3-day-tour.html 
NatGeo prizes for Yellowstone Road Trip Sweepstakes

You’ll never lose your way on this trip thanks to NatGeo Maps and Books. The grand prize winner will receive an overview map of the Yellowstone National Park, several detailed waterproof and tear-resistant trail maps of specific park sections, plus the Atlas of National Parks and the Guide to National Parks. 

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Chicago to Yellowstone Road Trip

Trip Overview: The classic American road trip starts in the Midwest and winds its way through the Black Hills of South Dakota with a destination of America's first national park, Yellowstone. After you visit Mt. Rushmore and Devils Tower, stay the night in Sundance, Wyo., at the Bearlodge Mountain Resort. The next stop is Billings where you'll find Montana's only walkable brewery district, a restored historic hotel, wilderness touched by Lewis & Clark, a memorial to a famous battle and Old West charm. Then head to Yellowstone gateway town Cody, Wyo. where a Smithsonian-affiliated museum complex requires more than a day to fully browse so the winner stays two night. Next sleep well in a historic cabin on the east edge of Yellowstone as you venture into the park.

START: CHICAGO

BEARLODGE MOUNTAIN RESORT, SUNDANCE, WYOMING

BILLINGS, MONTANA

  • 1-night, one room stay at Best Western ClockTower Inn
  • Admission for two to ZooMontana
  • Admission for two to the Yellowstone Art Museum
  • $50 Gift certificate to Uberbrew
  • $50 Gift certificate to Scheel’s
  • View more information at www.visitbillings.com

BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST, CODY, WYOMING

  • 2-night, one room hotel stay in Cody
  • Two passes to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
  • 1 Behing-the-scenes tour for two based on museum interests
  • Lunch for two at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
  • 1 Dinner voucher for downtown Cody
  • Evening program tickets for two (selection based on availability)
  • View more information at centerofthewest.org

ELEPHANT HEAD LODGE

END: YELLOWSTONE

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Denver to Yellowstone Road Trip

Trip Overview: Fly into Denver's International Airport for a short drive to cowboy country. Your first stop is Cheyenne, Wyo. famous for its rodeo, train depot, and bison ranch. Continue on to Wyoming's outback dotted with small towns, fishing rivers and hot springs. Then head to Yellowstone's south entrance.

START: DENVER, COLORADO

CHEYENNE, WYOMING

  • 1-night, one room stay at Cheyenne hotel
  • Two Cheyenne Trolley Plus Passes that includes trolley tour and entrance into the Cheyenne Depot Museum, Frontier Days Old West Museum and Nelson Museum of the West
  • Terry Bison Ranch Train Tour for two 
  • Lunch for two at Terry Bison Ranch
  • Cheyenne prizes are unavailable July 17-26, 2020.
  • View more information at www.cheyenne.org

CARBON COUNTY, WYOMING

  • 1-night, one room stay at the Saratoga Hot Springs Resort
  • Two passes to the Wyoming Frontier Prison 
  • View more information at www.wyomingcarboncounty.com

END: YELLOWSTONE

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Seattle to Yellowstone Road Trip

Trip Overview: Leave the hub of the Pacific Northwest and point your car to the Washington-Idaho border with a stop in Hells Canyon. After a boat tour and wine tasting, head east through Idaho to Missoula, Mont. Unique, cool, hip, and serene, this college town has the unparalleled natural beauty and cultural vibrancy to make your trip unforgettable. End your road trip with a scenic drive south to Yellowstone's west or north entrance.

START: SEATTLE

LEWIS CLARK VALLEY, IDAHO

  • 2-night, one room stay at the Riverside Quality Inn & Suites in Clarkston, Washington
  • Jet boat trip for two with Beamers Hells Canyon Tours
  • Dinner for two at the Quay Overlooking the Snake River
  • Wine tasting for two at Basalt Cellars
  • View more information at visitlcvalley.com

MISSOULA, MONTANA

  • 1-night, one room stay at the Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula
  • $40 Happy Hour credit at a downtown Missoula restaurant
  • Dinner for two at a downtown Missoula restaurant
  • Full breakfast for two at Brooks and Brown's Restaurant 
  • View more information at destinationmissoula.org

FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS RESORT, FAIRMONT, MONTANA

END: YELLOWSTONE

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Salt Lake City to Yellowstone Road Trip

Trip Overview: Salt Lake City is a popular launching point for a national park vacation. Stay a while and use the Connect Pass for entry to 16 different attractions in the greater metro area or choose the ski pass option. Then set your sights north crossing the Idaho border to Pocatello with its unusual hotel and museums. Pass the west side of the Tetons to get to Yellowstone's west entrance.

START: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

  • 3-night, one room stay at a downtown Salt Lake City hotel
  • Two 3-day Salt Lake Connect Passes valid for discounts at 16 attractions - OR - Two 2-day Ski City Super Passes
  • Two Salt Lake Brewery Tour Passes valid at 12 breweries
  • View more information at VisitSaltLake.com

POCATELLO, IDAHO

  • 1-night, one room stay at the Black Swan Inn (blackout dates apply)
  • Two passes to the Museum of Clean
  • Two passes to the Idaho Museum of Natural History
  • View more information at www.visitpocatello.com  

END: YELLOWSTONE

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Enter to Win | Official Rules

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Congratulations to our 2019 winners:

  • Grand Prize Winner: Anthony Beverley from San Antonio, Texas. Anthony chose our Denver to Yellowstone route.
  • Winner of Chicago to Yellowstone Route: Dustin Crawford of Branson West, Mo.
  • Winner of Seattle to Yellowstone Route: Patricia Fine of Dardanelle Ark.
  • Winner of Salt Lake City to Yellowstone Route: Stephanie Obermiller of Hooper, Neb.

Congratulations to our 2018 winners:

  • Grand Prize Winner: Tricia Kindel of Casper, Wyo. Tricia chose our Denver to Yellowstone Route.
  • Winner of Chicago to Yellowstone Route: Rachel Moliere of Boston, Mass.
  • Winner of Seattle to Yellowstone Route: Sarah Spangle of Roundup, Mont.
  • Winner of Salt Lake City to Yellowstone Route: Michael Adams of Orem, Utah

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