5 Great Hikes in Yellowstone National Park with Kids

5 Great Hikes in Yellowstone National Park with Kids

By State, National Parks, Wyoming
Are you one of the roughly 2.4 million visitors planning to visit Yellowstone National Park each summer? Sixty-five percent of the annual visitors to America's first national park come in June, July or August. Visitors will battle about 25,000 people per day. The key to avoiding the crowds is to explore some beautiful, albeit less popular, trails of the park. Here are five great hikes in Yellowstone National Park that offer great views and fewer crowds. Trek to Fairy Falls The trailhead for Fairy Falls is just off the main road in the southwest area of the park. It's south of the Midway Geyser Basin and north of Old Faithful. Parking has become more difficult the past few years. A great viewpoint of Grand Prismatic Spring was added along the…
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5 Tips for Visiting Grand Teton National Park

5 Tips for Visiting Grand Teton National Park

By State, National Parks, Wyoming
My family took regular trips to Yellowstone National Park when I was growing up. We would drive through Grand Teton National Park on our way between Jackson Hole and Yellowstone, but never took the time to visit what the park had to offer. Last summer, my wife and I went on an adventure to see what Grand Teton National Park had to offer, and our experiences can help anyone seeking a fun outdoor adventure know what to expect.   [caption id="attachment_56" align="aligncenter" width="1435"] Moulton Barn is along Mormon Row on the southeast side of Grand Teton National Park.[/caption] TIP #1: Arrive Early if You Want a Campsite There are six official campgrounds scattered throughout the park. However, none of the campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park allow advanced reservations -…
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