The Yellowstone National Park Area

Tips and Articles in The Yellowstone National Park Area

There must be something about a selfie opportunity that makes photographers just a little bit braver. One woman and her daughter visiting Yellowstone National Park attempted to take a photo with a bison and got an ugly surprise instead. The 43-yea...
North America Iconic Hikes Our top picks for tackling some of the most scenic U.S. landscapes. Yosemite National Park, California: On the Yosemite Walking & Hiking tour from Backroads, stroll beneath an 1,800-year-old giant sequoia in the park’...
Austin-Lehman Adventures: Yellowstone National Park Family The Details: This hiking, rafting, and horseback-riding trip begins at Old Faithful and continues to Yellowstone Lake and the Absaroka mountains. Accommodations include the historic Old...
The Trip Travelers yearning to get close to the land should head to southwestern Montana and the rugged mountain town of Darby. Here, in Big Sky Country along the Continental Divide, 260 miles from Yellowstone and four hours south of Glacier Nati...
During the summer in Yellowstone, RV's are more numerous than bison. The daytime crush in the lobby of the Old Faithful Lodge induces claustrophobia. And "bear jams"—multiple-car pileups occasioned by the sighting of a far-off sow—are greater haza...
National parks are a late-Victorian invention, the product of a time when Americans thrilled to the grandeur of nature and measured progress in terms of the public good. To visit the parks today— particularly the older ones in the mountain West— i...
Last winter, 124,000 visitors came to ski, snowshoe, and snowmobile in Yellowstone National Park. That's when wildlife viewing is at its peak: access to vital forage concentrates elk, bison, moose, and the park's popular new residents, gray wolves...
Last summer, the Rockies burned to the ground. At least, that was the impression the newspaper headlines gave. Truth be told, wildfires did wreak devastation on a nearly unprecedented scale. In the northern Rocky states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyom...
What to do with kids who crave more travel adventures than you could possibly provide?Give them virtual trips in the form of CD-ROM's. Here we rate five popular titles-- all available for Windows or Mac-- on a scale of one to four stars. Expl...
Inside: the Facts. The first time I saw Yellowstone it scared the living hell out of me. I was eight years old, staring into a burbling, belching cauldron of mud, next to a sign that read DANGER: GROUND MAY GIVE WAY. I was eight. I mean, wha...
The remaining U.S. wilderness Think of it this way: there's a finite amount of it, and it's shrinking. The wolves of Yellowstone, for example, so successfully reintroduced seven years ago, are again the target of ranchers in Wyoming and Idaho unha...
See our slideshow of 20 Life-Changing Trips. Some travel to change their lives, others the world. But, a truly transformative trip has the power to do both. Just ask Claire Russo, who last year spent her holiday vacation with Habitat for Humanity...
While the hordes attending the annual people-a-thon in the Grand Teton- Yellowstone National Parks area were inching along in bumper-to-bumper traffic last summer lamenting their fate, a small group of plant lovers and I hiked in the solitary sple...