Have you ever been to Yellowstone National Park? If so, it's no wonder that you are returning to that magnificent part of the United States. Maybe you have never been too Yellowstone. If that's the case, prepare to be totally awed.
Do you have your Yellowstone stay already planned? If so, then you don't need to read any further. But, if you're looking for ideas that will make your vacation fun and memorable, from arranging for reservations at Canyon Lodge to seeing the sights in the park and at Jackson Hole, here are some ideas that might help you.
Canyon Lodge - Of course, it's the beauty in the actual park that will probably be the focus of your stay there. However, part of the fun will be spent right at your home base. After hours of hiking, you'll certainly want a great place to rest and to enjoy your evenings. Think of staying at one of the Canyon Lodge cabins. You'll have the fun of going to the main lodge for your meals and to sit in front of the huge fireplace to visit, then you'll stay in super comfortable beds right in your own cabin.
The cabins, like the main lodge, will be decorated in a very rustic style. After all, a contemporary hotel wouldn't fit the image of Yellowstone, right? But, the fact that it will be a rustic setting doesn't mean that you won't be in a lovely setting when you arrive in your room. In fact, your cabin might even have its own fireplace, though smaller than the one at the main lodge.
Be sure to tell the reservation agent how many will be in your party. For example, if you will have children with you, the agent will make sure that there will be enough beds for them, too.
Things To Do - Walk! Hike! Take pictures! Right when you enter the Yellowstone Park area, the ranger will give you a map. Decide ahead of time what you will want to see each day, but don't try to see it all in one day, if that's possible. For example, some of the hikes are pretty intense, so you wouldn't want to do more than one or two on the same day. The rangers will probably tell you to go to a certain area super early in the morning if you want to see bears. Bison are more easy to find. Keep your eyes open for eagle's and their nests, too.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, isn't that far away from Yellowstone National Park. Take at least one day to check out the antler park, browse through the many gift shops and eat at wonderful restaurants. And, in the evening, think about going to a cowboy show at a dude ranch.