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Win a Yellowstone Vacation Plus a Road Trip to the Park

Enter Dec 14, 2021 through Feb 22, 2022

The Grand Prize winner will go on 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 14, 2021 through Feb 22, 2022.

Enter to Win | Official Rules and Prizes

Here are the trips we’ve planned for you:

Grand Prize: Yellowstone Hiking and Lodging Vacation with Wildland Trekking

Sunset at Yellowstone's Great Fountain Geyser
Great Fountain Geyser in Yellowstone. iStock
Yellowstone bison in spring
Bison in Yellowstone. Adobe Stock
A view of Lower Falls in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
A view of Lower Falls in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Adobe Stock

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 two nights of lodging included in your package, and all meals are included from breakfast the first day through lunch on the last day.


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 and a memorial to a famous battle. Then head to Yellowstone gateway town Cody, Wyo. known for a Smithsonian-affiliated museum complex. 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

  • $100 coupon for stay at Bearlodge Mountain Resort (Based on availability; blackout dates may apply).
  • Convenient location between Mount Rushmore and  Devils Tower National Monument
  • View more information at www.bearlodgemountainresort.com
Cozy cabin at Bearlodge Mountain Resort near Devils Tower National Monument
Cozy cabin at Bearlodge Mountain Resort near Devils Tower National Monument (Photo: Courtesy Bearlodge Mountain Resort)

BILLINGS, MONTANA

  • 1-night, one room stay at the Northern Hotel (standard room, double occupancy)
  • Admission for two to ZooMontana
  • Admission for two for climbing at Steepworld
  • Admission for two to Babcock Theatre
  • Admission for two to the Western Heritage Center
  • $50 gift certificate to Last Chance Pub and Cider Mill
  • View more information at www.visitbillings.com
Bison at ZooMontana in Billings, Montana
Bison at ZooMontana (Photo: Courtesy Visit Billings)

BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST, CODY, WYOMING

  • Four passes to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
  • 1 behind-the-scenes tour for four people based on museum interests
  • Lunch for four at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
  • 1 Dinner voucher for downtown Cody
  • Evening program tickets for four people (selection based on availability)
  • View more information at centerofthewest.org
Draper National History Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Draper National History Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (Photo: Courtesy Buffalo Bill Center of the West)

ELEPHANT HEAD LODGE

  • 1-night stay in one room or cabin at Elephant Head Lodge (standard room, double occupancy, based on availability, blackout dates may apply)
  • Convenient location 12 miles from Yellowstone’s East Entrance
  • View more information at www.elephantheadlodge.com
"Cabins under Elephant Head Rock"
Elephant Head Lodge (Photo: Courtesy Elephant Head Lodge)

END: YELLOWSTONE

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAPS

You’ll never lose your way in Yellowstone thanks to NatGeo Maps and Books. The prize winner will receive a Day Hikes map of Yellowstone National Park plus the Atlas of the National Parks.

National Geographic Atlas and Yellowstone Day Hikes Map
(Photo: NatGeo Maps)

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 Little America Hotel & Resort (standard room, double occupancy, based on availability, blackout dates may apply)
  • Legendary Passes for two www.cheyenne.org/things-to-do/explore-and-save/
  • $100 gift card to The Metropolitan Downtown
  • $10 gift card to Black Tooth Brewing
  • $10 gift card to Chronicles Distilling
  • $10 gift card to Freedom’s Edge Brewing
  • View more information at www.cheyenne.org
Feeding bison from the train at the Terry Bison Ranch in Cheyenne
Feeding bison from the train at the Terry Bison Ranch in Cheyenne (Photo: by Mark Harris courtesy Visit Cheyenne)

CARBON COUNTY, WYOMING

  • 1-night, one room stay at the Saratoga Hot Springs Resort (standard room, double occupancy, based on availability, blackout dates may apply)
  • Two passes to the Wyoming Frontier Prison
  • View more information at www.wyomingcarboncounty.com
The pool at Saratoga Hot Springs Resort in Saratoga, Wyo.
The pool at Saratoga Hot Springs Resort in Saratoga, Wyo. (Photo: Carbon County)

END: YELLOWSTONE

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAPS

You’ll never lose your way in Yellowstone thanks to NatGeo Maps and Books. The prize winner will receive a Day Hikes map of Yellowstone National Park plus the Atlas of the National Parks.

National Geographic Atlas and Yellowstone Day Hikes Map
(Photo: NatGeo Maps)

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. Heading south from Missoula, stop for a steamy stay at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort with multiple naturally hot pools and a water slide. End your road trip with a scenic drive to Yellowstone’s west or north entrance.

START: SEATTLE

LEWIS CLARK VALLEY, IDAHO

  • 1-night, one room stay (standard room, double occupancy, based on availability, blackout dates may apply) at the Riverside Holiday Inn 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
A Beamers jet boat tour through Hells Canyon.
A Beamers jet boat tour through Hells Canyon. (Photo: Courtesy Lewis Clark Valley)

MISSOULA, MONTANA

  • 1-night stay (standard room, double occupancy) at a hotel in downtown Missoula, Montana
  • $50 gift certificate for a Missoula activity.
  • View more information at destinationmissoula.org
Floating on the river in Missoula, Montana
Floating on the river in Missoula, Montana (Photo: Courtesy of Destination Missoula)

FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS RESORT, FAIRMONT, MONTANA

  • 2-nights, one room stay at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort (standard room, double occupancy, based on availability, blackout dates may apply, must provide National Park Trips with trip date three weeks in advance.)
  • View more information at www.fairmontmontana.com
The outside hot pool with waterslide at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
The outside hot pool with waterslide at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort (Photo: Courtesy Fairmont Hot Springs Resort)

END: YELLOWSTONE

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAPS

You’ll never lose your way in Yellowstone thanks to NatGeo Maps and Books. The prize winner will receive a Day Hikes map of Yellowstone National Park plus the Atlas of the National Parks.

National Geographic Atlas and Yellowstone Day Hikes Map
(Photo: NatGeo Maps)

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 into Idaho with its unusual museums, a cave and hot springs pool. Pass the west side of the Tetons to get to Yellowstone’s west entrance.

START: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

  • 3-nights, one room stay at a downtown Salt Lake City hotel (standard room, double occupancy, based on availability, blackout dates may apply)
  • 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 14 breweries
  • View more information at VisitSaltLake.com
Ride the Snowbird Tram in summer in Salt Lake City
Ride the Snowbird Tram in summer (Photo: by Adam Barker courtesy Visit Salt Lake)

POCATELLO, IDAHO

  • 2-nights, one room stay at the Pocatello TownePlace Suites in a premium suite (double occupancy, based on availability, blackout dates may apply)
  • Four passes to Zoo Idaho
  • Four passes to the Idaho Museum of Natural History
  • $50 gift certificate to Jakers Bar and Grill
  • View more information at www.visitpocatello.com
Zoo Idaho in Pocatello
Zoo Idaho in Pocatello (: Courtesy Zoo Idaho)

END: YELLOWSTONE

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAPS

You’ll never lose your way in Yellowstone thanks to NatGeo Maps and Books. The prize winner will receive a Day Hikes map of Yellowstone National Park plus the Atlas of the National Parks.

National Geographic Atlas and Yellowstone Day Hikes Map
(Photo: NatGeo Maps)

Enter to Win | Official Rules and Prizes


Congratulations to the 2021 winners:

  • Grand Prize Winner: Stacey Obermeyer of Geneva, Ill. Stacey chose our Chicago Route.
  • Winner of Salt Lake City Route: Patrick Dowling of Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Winner of our Seattle Route: Kimberly Mott of Yorba Linda, Calif.
  • Winner of our Denver Route: Tracy Burmeister of Lincoln, Nebr.

Congratulations to the 2020 winners:

  • 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

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