When you want the best of the west you plan a Wyoming vacation. But what does that mean? We’ve got our top picks for things to do in Wyoming that range from horseback riding to dinosaur fossils and Yellowstone National Park, and it’s guaranteed to be a memorable vacation plan.
The Rocky Mountain region of the USA is one adventure after another. From Denver to the Canadian Border in Montana, we have had so many great trips through the Rockies. Very different from the Canadian Rockies, the US Rocky Mountains are the start of the West, the Frontier. Each visit to one of the National Parks or ski villages is so different!
From Estes Park to Yellowstone National Park, there’s a ton to explore. Between the different ranges making up the Rockies and the areas where the plains meet, you’ll come across so many different towns and ecosystems. There are lots of state parks in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Idaho for camping or hiking.
Something to consider when you’re planning travel to the Rocky Mountains is that spring may last much longer than you expect and winter may show up a bit earlier than your plan account for. Don’t worry though, because these places have plans and infrastructure in place when the weather goes wrong. You’ll have a great trip with some planning and preparation!
Whitewater rafting on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River in Glacier Country, Montana is one of the best additions to a trip to Glacier National Park. From multiday trips to scenic floats with kids, there are lots of options with Glacier Guides Montana Raft.
This Western Wyoming road trip plan is fun and flexible, great for visiting Yellowstone, having cowboy experiences in Cody and digging for dinosaurs in fossil country. Check out this itinerary for a very different sort of Wyoming adventure.
Taking the train from Vancouver to Banff is an awesome experience on the Rocky Mountaineer. From top notch dining to seeing wildlife from the train, this is everything you need to know to plan this unique train journey.
A Rocky Mountaineer train trip is a once in a lifetime journey full of beautiful landscapes and top shelf hospitality. See what to expect on the train, how to plan the complete experience and all about the cost of the Rocky Mountaineer.
Boat tours in Glacier National Park, Montana are a great way to both get a unique view of the mountains, but also to have a more accessible experience. How to plan, book and prep for a tour on Glacier’s lakes.
It’s tricky to know where to kayak in Yellowstone National Park, as there are a lot of restrictions. This guide to kayaking in Yellowstone will help you find a great waterway in America’s first National Park.
Picnics in Yellowstone National Park are unavoidable and awesome. This guide to picnicking in Yellowstone has the best spots, maps and tips for successful outdoor dining in Yellowstone.
Road Trip themes are a great way to plan a vacation adventure. We’ve pick 20+ ideas for fun, family friendly road trips around the USA and Canada.
Geysers are some of the most interesting things to see in Yellowstone National Park. Guide to visiting the best geysers AND photography tips to make your Yellowstone pictures stand out.
The weather in Yellowstone National Park can really vary from day to day, even in the summer. See what to expect and how to properly prepare for ever-changing conditions in Yellowstone.
After 12 visits, we’ve got all the need-to-know Yellowstone National Park tips and tricks for having a great visit. You could just roll into the park on a summer afternoon …
Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park is one of the highlights of visiting. This guide includes the best places to see all sorts of wildlife in Yellowstone, and tips for easy sightings.
Yellowstone Country is perfect for a Montana road trip. Starting in Billings or Bozeman, exploring through Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Best places to stop and sights to see in Yellowstone Country.
You may or may not know this, but we (Rob and Chris) aren’t big skiers. In fact we avoid it, but there are loads of incredible people and adventurous parents …
Easy and fun weekend plans in and around Denver. Whether you want to explore the city or head to nearby mountain towns, these great plans are perfect for a getaway to or from Denver, Colorado.
There are things to do in Breckenridge all year, not just during ski season. From epic hiking to a beautiful historic downtown, mine country to horseback riding, there are so many things to do for any season or type of traveler.
Traveling to higher elevations can cause altitude sickness after a short period. Here is how to prevent and recover from altitude sickness, also called acute mountain illness, and be able to enjoy traveling to gorgeous mountain destinations.
National Parks are a great place to enjoy fall colors. From the mountains of Glacier National Park to the hills of the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Parkway, these are the best National Parks to find autumn leaves and fall fun.
The best places for fall colors in the USA, from the Lakes Region of New Hampshire to Napa Valley. 15+ picks for easy weekend getaways for autumn foliage across the United States.
One of the most fun activities we’ve done as a family was getting an old time photo done. I know, it sounds silly and not like something we’d actually write …
10 awesome USA road trips that you can plan now. From rugged Oregon to the Florida Keys, historic Virginia and Washington DC to western National Parks. Beautiful, fun USA road trips to look forward to.
Biscuit Basin is one of the prettiest places in Yellowstone National Park and it’s often overlooked. Find out what’s at Biscuit Basin, hikes to do and tips for photographing geysers.
Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, just north of Yellowstone, is a remarkable place to explore. A must see on a Western Montana road trip, the caverns are an easy …
Montana is an incredible road trip destination and ideal place for hiking. Between State and National Parks, cool towns and beautiful fall colors, Montana adventures are endless.
How to Deal With a Forest Fire or Disaster When Traveling. How to adjust plans and make the most of a situation gone wrong on vacation.
Visiting Glacier National Park means hiking and wildlife, but it also means crowds in the peak of summer. Here are a bunch of easy things to do near Glacier National …
Our 2 Day Best of Yellowstone National Park itinerary: from the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Norris Geysers, Old Faithful and Yellowstone Lake, each itinerary route is its own day in the park and covers the best sights and tips for enjoying driving through Yellowstone National Park.
Two days’ worth of itineraries for exploring the best sights of Yellowstone National Park: part 2. In this episode we cover two days of traveling through Yellowstone. These two road trip routes go through the northwest corner of the park, stopping at Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Falls, the Lamar Valley, and our best wildlife viewing tips.
The most overlooked geysers in Yellowstone National Park aren’t difficult to visit, but most people miss them. See which geysers and hot springs you CAN’T MISS that everyone else does.