Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

Incomparable vistas, unbelievable encounters with wildlife, campsites and backcountry. There are few words that can adequately describe what an incredible adventure this park has to offer. Search google for ‘wildlife viewing’ and your first result will be Yellowstone – the animals are so close you can (but should never) touch them! The variety you’ll see can simply not be found elsewhere in the United States. From bears, bison, elk, deer, goats, and wolves – and that’s just the mammals!


Saturday, July 2 (Tower-Roosevelt to Canyon VIllage to Bridge Bay)
  • Arrive (Tower-Roosevelt from Northeast-Entrance): ~9am
  • Lamar Valley – wildlife viewing
  • Tower-Roosevelt
  • Tower Falls
  • Uncle Tom’s Trail → Artist Point
  • Upper Falls Viewpoint – for Crystal Falls
  • North Rim – Lookout Point, Grand View, Inspiration point (one-way drive)
  • Canyon Village – showers
  • Hayden Valley – wildlife viewing
  • Mud Vulcano
  • Dragon’s Mouth Spring
  • Sulfur Cauldron
  • Bridge Bay Campground (check-in)
Sunday, July 3
  • Early Morning (2:00am): Mt. Washburn from Dunraven Pass (~4 hours, 6.4 miles)
  • Old Faithful
  • See Lonely Planet Geyser trail
  • Fairy Falls and Twin Buttes Hike (~4 hours, 6 miles)
  • Grand Prismatic Spring
  • Drive → Madison → Norris → Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel – showers
  • Drive → Mammoth Hot Springs → Tower Roosevelt
    • Petrified Tree
    • Blacktail Plateau Drive – summer wildflowers
    • Wraith Falls – from Lava Creek Picnic Area
    • Undine Falls – from Lava Creek Picnic Area
    • Obsidian Peak
  • Late Evening (11:45pm) Milky Way
Monday, July 4
  • Early Morning (ending 3:15am): Milky Way,
  • Morning: Shower, Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel (~$5)
  • Depart: ~2pm

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