Yellowstone is the poster-child for America’s National Parks. Its wonders abound, from roaming packs of bison like something out of the Ice Age, to technicolor-ed geysers that explode with roaring streams of boiling water. Fun fact: over 60% of the world’s geysers are located in Yellowstone. And millions of visitors take a Yellowstone vacation each year to stare in wonderment at the football-field sized hot springs and geo-thermal activity. Although these bubbling pools of mud get a great deal of attention, Yellowstone’s wildlife and vast expanses of wilderness are not to be missed. Of all the places to see wildlife in the U.S., Yellowstone is one of the best. Along with the bison—Yellowstone’s unofficial mascot—wolf, elk, moose, grizzly and black bears, coyotes, eagles, bighorn sheep, osprey and an astounding array of bird life make their homes in Yellowstone.
Outside the park boundaries, the surrounding area is just as enticing. The small town of Jackson, or Jackson Hole as it’s sometimes called, is packed with history as a former outpost for Native Americans, pioneers and mountain men. Today, it’s a much-loved outdoors destination with top-notch accommodations. Further afield, “big sky country” reigns supreme with wildflower meadows, soaring mountains and glassy lakes in Western Montana. Plan a trip to Greater Yellowstone with us and we’ll have you in the thick of it: hiking, birding, fly fishing, horseback riding, rafting, hot air ballooning and mountain biking. There’s never a shortage of things to do on a Yellowstone family vacation, a honeymoon in Yellowstone or a group trip to Yellowstone.