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Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks

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Travelling through stunning countryside, with opportunities for wildlife watching and plenty of outdoor activity, this itinerary covers the best parts of these two stunning national parks in the USA over a two week itinerary.

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Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks

Travelling through stunning countryside, with opportunities for wildlife watching and plenty of outdoor activity, this itinerary covers the best parts of these two stunning national parks in the USA over a two week itinerary.

 

Day 1: Salt Lake City

Day 2: Jackson

Day 3: Grand Teton National Park

Day 5: Yellowstone National Park

Day 7: Cody

Day 9: Yellowstone via the Beartooth Highway

Day 11: Helena

Day 12: Glacier National Park

Day 15: Depart Kalispell or Missoula

 

Yellowstone & Glacier

Picture courtesy of Yvonne Dann

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Day 1: Salt Lake City

Arrive into Salt Lake City today, overnight here before starting your road trip tomorrow.

Salt Lake City 1 night

 

Day 2: Jackson

Collect your car and head north into the cowboy State of Wyoming; The wonderful village of Jackson is a great stop with excellent shops, restaurants, bars and galleries.

Jackson 1 night

 

Day 3: Grand Teton National Park

Continue your drive today heading into Grand Teton National Park. Stunning scenery includes the summit of Grand Teton and the plains of the valley floor here.

Grand Tetons 2 nights

 

Day 5: Yellowstone National Park

Today you head into stunning Yellowstone National Park through the south entrance for the first of two stays in the area. Abundant wildlife, rugged peaks and wilderness make up much of this incredible area.  The amazing geysers and thermal hot spots throughout Yellowstone are a big draw for visitors.

Yellowstone National Park 2 nights

 

Day 7: Cody

Depart through the Eastern Entrance of Yellowstone to the little town of Cody – this is a stunning drive through the Shoshone National Forest. Home to Buffalo Bill, no visit to Cody is complete without a tour of the famous Buffalo Bill Centre of the West which features five museums under one roof. In the evening take a drive to the edge of town to watch a rodeo.

Cody 2 nights

 

Day 9: Yellowstone via the Beartooth Highway

For todays drive head along one of the most spectacular alpine highways in North America, the Beartooth Highway. With sweeping views of snow-covered mountains and crystal clear alpine lakes as you wind your way to the summit and back down.  Return into Yellowstone through the Lamar Valley – a great wildlife viewing area.

Yellowstone 2 nights

 

Day 11: Helena

Leaving Yellowstone via the north entrance, drive on into the state of Montana. The drive takes you past rolling hills and mountains and on to Montana’s State Capital, Helena. Take a trolley tour through the Last Chance Gulch, the bustling and vibrant historic downtown area has great restaurants, micro breweries, bars and shops.

Helena 1 night

 

Day 12: Glacier National Park

Continue to Glacier National Park. This gorgeous park, straddling the US/Canada border boasts pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a paradise for walkers and adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude.  Drive the 50 miles along the stunning Going-to-the- Sun Road and spend three nights spent at two different areas of the park.

Glacier National Park 3 nights

 

Day 15: Depart Kalispell or Missoula

Say goodbye to Montana and head to the airport for the onward or homeward journey.

Yellowstone & Glacier

Picture courtesy of Yvonne Dann

Yellowstone & Glacier

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Yellowstone & Glacier

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Yellowstone in Winter? Your Best Chance to Spot Wolves!

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Wolves at Yellowstone

Credit Helen Wibley

Finding wolves at any time is difficult but to give yourself the best chance, then Yellowstone in winter is the place to be. Lead by expert guides and in small groups you will spend several days tracking, learning about their habits and hopefully seeing these magnificent animals in action against a snowy background.

All the other animals will be there as well – bison, elk, moose and coyotes. Add in a trip on the snowcoach to see Old Faithful (inaccessible by road in winter) and also enjoy a sleigh ride across the National Elk Refuge.

Wolves at Yellowstone

Credit Helen Wibley

 

Finally with the special tour that concentrates on photography you will have a 2 hour scenic flight over the Park and a day with Jason Savage one of Yellowstone’s renown photographers.

Groups are small so think about booking now.

Tel: 01323 446550
Email: info@experienceholidays.co.uk

Wondrous Yellowstone

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Amanda Skingle

 

Yellowstone National Park is spread over 2 million acres of stunning wilderness, so it’s no surprise there are many natural wonders to be seen. Here are 5 of the best reasons to make Yellowstone high on your places to visit in the USA.

  1. Grand Canyon of Yellowstone – The canyon, which is over 20 miles long and up to 1,200 feet deep, is carved by the Yellowstone River. One of its most photographed features is the 308 feet tall Lower Falls waterfall.
  2. Lower Geyser Basin – This is the largest geyser basin in the park. Several geothermal features can be found in clusters throughout the area including mud pots, geysers, hot springs and fumaroles.
  3. Yellowstone Lake – The largest alpine lake in North America. Popular with anglers, boaters and photographers alike. Visitors can hire a boat, watch cutthroat trout swim or use it as a base to explore the area.
  4.  Lamar Valley – This area, in the northeast corner of the park, is best known for the variety of wildlife that can be spotted here – elk, moose, wolves, bison and of course bears.
  5. Tower Fall – This dramatic 132 foot waterfall is popular all year, especially with hikers, as there is a short but steep trail that leads from the Tower Fall General Store at the top to the thunder of water hitting the bottom for an impressive view keen photographers will love.

If this has given you some inspiration for your trip to North America then call us on 01323 446550 or email info@experienceholidays.co.uk and start planning your bespoke tailor made holiday today. 

Picture courtesy of Peter Ellis

Picture courtesy of Peter Ellis

 

Picture courtesy of Peter Ellis

Picture courtesy of Peter Ellis

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