National Parks
AN ADVENTURER’S WEEKEND IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

HOW TO SPEND AN ACTION-PACKED WEEKEND IN ONE OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE NATIONAL PARKS

Yellowstone National Park is home to 3,500 sq. miles of wilderness, hot springs, gushing geysers and alpine rivers – all located right on top of a volcanic hot spot. Discover how you can embrace the array of experiences and destinations when you spend a weekend in the park.

 

DAY 1

07:00 – Check Out Hayden Valley’s Wildlife

The early morning is the perfect time of day to view some of Yellowstone’s most iconic wildlife. Head to Yellowstone’s Hayden Valley to see herds of grazing bison, coyotes, waterfowl, grizzly bears and wolves.
  

Geyser Basin
  

09:00 – Hit the Lower Geyser Basin Boardwalk

A trip to Yellowstone isn’t complete without a visit to the Grand Prismatic Spring. This mystical spring is deeper than a 10-story building and is only accessible via boardwalk.
  

Old Faithfu
  

11:00 – Catch Old Faithful

Chances are high that if you’ve heard of Yellowstone, you’ve heard of Old Faithful. This famous geyser erupts 20 times each day up to 140 feet in the air.

 

12:30 – Grab Lunch at Geyser Grill

Get a quick bite to eat at Geyser Grill, a quick-serve restaurant offering vegetarian, organic and locally sourced dishes.

 

13:30 – Tour Backwards Distilling Company

Are you in need of a break from all the excitement of nature? Take a tour of this quirky local distillery to get an in-depth look at Yellowstone’s brewery.

 

17:00 – Experience an Old West Cookout

Eat like a cowboy at the Roosevelt Old West Cookout in Pleasant Valley. You’ll take a 30 to 45-minute wagon ride to get to the cookout side and enjoy a great meal, all to the tune of cowboys singing songs of the Old West.

 

DAY 2

33:00 – Drive Dunraven Pass

Dunraven Pass is a great drive to take if you’re looking to see a handful of views in a short period of time. Stop by Tower Falls during the drive to see a remarkable 132 ft. waterfall created by cracked lava flow.

 

35:00 – Hike Mt. Washburn

Enjoy panoramic views for up to 50 miles after you hike 3.1 miles to the top of Mount Washburn. Fun fact: this short hike is one of more than 900 miles of hiking trails located in the national park.
  

Roosevelt’s rustic log cabin
  

38:00 – Lunch at Roosevelt 

Built in 1920, Roosevelt’s rustic log cabin dining room is the perfect pit stop for a bite to eat – complete with rocking chairs on the front porch.
  

Mammoth Hot Springs
  

39:30 – See Mammoth Hot Springs

Have you ever wanted to see a cave turned inside out? Walk the boardwalk to view Mammoth Hot Springs, comprised of soft limestone travertine formations – creating an impeccable landscape.

 

42:30 – Dine Lakeside at the Lake Yellowstone Dining Room

End your trip right when you dine lakeside at the Lake Yellowstone Dining Room. Feast on a locally sourced, sustainable meal in the well-appointed dining room while reminiscing about all the great memories you just created.

 

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