The grandeur, the geysers, the flora and fauna. There's no mistaking Yellowstone,
America's oldest national park, and, according to many observers, still the best.
With more than 2 million acres of unspoiled natural beauty to behold, your
list of things to do will easily outpace your allotted vacation time. Among the most
- Visiting Old Faithful Geyser and some of the nearly 10,000 other geothermal
features within the park's boundaries
- Viewing the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
- Spotting some of the more than 60 animal species, from endangered gray
wolves to black and grizzly bears to bison
- Or simply observing the golden-hued rock that inspired the park's name
No matter where you enter the park - Idaho from the west, Montana from the
north or Wyoming from the south - the drive alone is enough to make the trip worthwhile.
The Beartooth Highway from Red Lodge, however, is particularly spectacular and was
once called "the most beautiful drive in America" by a popular television news correspondent.
Once you enter the park's gates, paved roads allow easy access to many of
the park's main attractions, including the most popular geysers, picturesque waterfalls
Of course, the Rockies offer more than just one amazing national park. Grand
Teton National Park is Yellowstone's lesser known southern neighbor, but, in many
ways, it is just as impressive. Named after the largest mountain in the Teton Range,
Grand Teton rises swiftly from Jackson Hole and surrounding glacial lakes and offers
200 miles of hiking trails and more than 300 species of birds (bald eagle, osprey,
trumpeter swan, to name a few).
In Jackson Hole itself, guests are afforded access to a long list of outdoor
activities, fine dining and shopping.
WorldMark West Yellowstone has a wide variety of amenities on site. Work out in the
fitness room, then have a swim in either the indoor or outdoor swimming pool. There
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LAKE CONDOMINIUMS AT BIG SKY
BIG SKY, MT
Lake Condominiums at Big Sky features fishing on Lake Levinsky, swimming pool, and
hot tubs; guests have access to nearby cross-country and downhill skiing, golf, hiking,
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JACKSON HOLE RACQUET CLUB
Jackson Hole Racquet Club Resort offers convenient luxury condominiums to enjoy the
surrounding area and make the most of the on-site amenities. The Club has an athletic
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JACKSON HOLE, WY
Jackson Pines includes few on-site amenities with the exception of a Whirlpool/Hot
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Situated in the west central mountains of Idaho, WorldMark McCall offers unlimited
recreational and sight-seeing possibilities. The resort has an indoor pool and hot
tub. ... Read More >>
VACATION INTERNATIONALE ELKHORN
Elkhorn Village is located on the high shoulder of Idaho's Sawtooth Range. In winter,
Baldy Mountain offers the best in skiing with 12 lifts. It is accessible via the Mountain
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THE ASPEN AND ASPEN VILLAGE
Nestled in the central Idaho mountains, the Aspen and Aspen Village resorts make for
a tranquil and relaxing escape from everyday life. Swimming, tennis, and the use of
health club facilities are just ... Read More >>
Located on the edge of Payette Lake, the resort is just east of Hells Canyon National
Recreation Area, which offers camping, hiking, and fishing. The resort has its own
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Bear Creek Saloon and Steakhouse (Red Lodge). This famous local eatery garners regular
attention on national television shows, and it's is a perennial winner of the annual
Taste of Red Lodge event. Charbroiled steaks are their specialty and the Bear Creek
Downs Pig Races are their idea of quality weekend entertainment.
Couloir (Jackson Hole/Teton Village). If you don't mind reserving your table a little
in advance, consider this award-winning, glass-covered restaurant overlooking Corbet's
Couloir from 9,095 feet. Food and Wine Magazine and Conde Nast are just a few of the
reviewers giving Couloir kudos.
Old West Dinner Cookout (Yellowstone). Held from mid-June through early September,
this cookout offers a great way to end the day: a steak dinner in the great outdoors.
Guests are transported via horseback or covered wagon from Roosevelt Lodge to Pleasant
Valley (about 3 miles) for the buffet-style meal and entertainment (usually a cowboy
Half Moon Saloon & Restaurant (Big Sky). Half Moon's Saloon is a great place to grab
a cold beer and hit the sand volleyball court. The restaurant, on the other hand,
is very family friendly and serves up "Big Sky's best burgers."
Cruise Lake Yellowstone. Cruises are available for exploring the lake at a leisurely
pace. Or consider catching your evening meal on one of the many guided fishing trips
available. Boats (non motorized and outboard) also may be rented during the summer
Find a new way to fish. Massive trout are yours for the taking in the areas around
Yellowstone and Grand Teton, and there's more than one way to get them from the rivers,
lakes and streams to your dinner plate. Ice fishing, fly fishing, trolling or floating
are just some of the possibilities.
Tour the backcountry by horseback (Yellowstone). Horseback rides (one and two hours)
are available from Xanterra Parks and Resorts from Mammoth Hot Springs, Roosevelt
Lodge, and Canyon Village. Guided backcountry trips may also be arranged with one
of several licensed stock (horse or llama) outfitters.
See bison, bighorn sheep or black bears (Yellowstone). More than 60 animal species
and more than 200 bird species inhabit Yellowstone's over 2 million acres, including
wolves, mountain lions, mule dears, Canada geese and bald eagles. Although black bear
sightings aren't as common as they used to be, these magnificent creatures occasionally
can be spotted from park roads.
Catch some air on a snowmobile (Island Park). Island Park is home to more than 500
groomed snowmobile trails, and rentals are available anytime.
Boyd's Garage (Red Lodge). Where else but at Boyd's eccentric Biker Queen Boutique
can you find an extensive selection of "biker bling."
Jackson Hole Resort Store. Get everything you need to hit the slopes from the official
gear to the lift tickets.
Mountain Mall and Plaza (Big Sky). Bring back something to remember the Rockies by.
Here you can pick up an original JP Woolies cap, secure a special gift at Plum Logo
or purchase a photo taken of you and your family on the mountain by the photographers
at Crystal Images.
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