United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 89th Oscars Award 2017 Live stream
  2. 2 Pacific Northwest with daughters
  3. 3 family road trip from SF to Portland to Seattle
  4. 4 Washington DC in mid May. Questions!
  5. 5 Italian Food, Palm Desert
  6. 6 Where would you live for a year if housing was paid for?
  7. 7 How many states have you been to?
  8. 8 Favourite San Francisco hotel / New things to see??
  9. 9 New Yorkers...I have a subway construction question for you...
  10. 10 Trip Report Hiking the Narrows, Zion National Park
  11. 11 Florida keys trip
  12. 12 SF special dinner for 70 birthday
  13. 13 Northwest National Parks Tour
  14. 14 Guest Ranch - Montana/Wyoming
  15. 15 Skagway
  16. 16 Retiring in NM?
  17. 17 Chicago to Charleston
  18. 18 Alaska in First Week of Sept
  19. 19 Amtrack: Denver to California?
  20. 20 Where to stay 3 nights to see Yosemite from Death Valley?
  21. 21 Moving to Dallas - Where to live?
  22. 22 Gros Ventre campsite availability mid Sept
  23. 23 Honeymoon out west.
  24. 24 New Orleans to Memphis and back
  25. 25 Route Planning for East USA
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report In just five days: Grand Teton and Yellowstone NPs

Jump to last reply

My husband and I took our nephew on an adventure to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. We only had five days to check them out but we had a wonderful time and fit in quite a bit.

Our itinerary was not ideal because we did not choose the destination until early spring--that meant most in-park accommodations were booked up so we took what we could get. That led to:

(Arrive night before Day 1)
Day 1: Morning, Inflatable Kayak/Duckie Trip on the Snake River from Jackson, Afternoon in Jackson and Grand Teton, night in Jackson Lake Lodge.
Day 2: Morning in Grand Teton then drive through Yellowstone for night in Gardiner, MT.
Day 3: Morning in NW Yellowstone and Lamar Valley, stop for hikes then night in Grant Village Lodge
Day 4: Morning in Yellowstone and evening at Headwaters Lodge at Flagg Ranch.
Day 5: Morning in Grand Teton, afternoon in Jackson.

I never wanted to come home. I wish I could spend all summer out there. What wonderful, beautiful, captivating parks. We did a lot of driving. On a return trip I would plan to do some back country camping so we could really get away from the crowds. That said, the crowds were not miserable. Yes, parking areas filled up and we saw others when we hiked but it wasn't so crowded that it detracted from our enjoyment.

My nephew specifically wanted to see bison herds and Old Faithful. Success! (Everyone should be so easy to please, right?). I'll report in a little more detail below about highlight activities.

18 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement