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Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Yellowstone with Target Travel. As with most tours listed here, we at Target Travel have explored the national park on a few occasions and have sent dozens of our clients, so we can arrange a trip best suited to you, your time and your budget. Yellowstone is rightly one of the most popular parks in the US, set in the vast crater of an extinct volcano at a surprisingly high altitude. Part of its attraction is that each quarter is very distinctive and has different scenery and wildlife. There is a figure of eight road system that covers all of these areas. For more background on Yellowstone with Target Travel.

The most famous section is the bottom left, the geothermal area with Old Faithful; bubbling mud pools and ponds with multi-coloured algae. Above this are some high mountain passes that run down into the mineral fairy cake that is Mammoth Hot Springs. The northeast corner is the flat prairies, more often than not, bison herds can be found here. In high summer, the nearby town of Cody holds a rodeo each weekend, a worthwhile side trip. There is also Yellowstone’s own version of the Grand Canyon and in the bottom right, the vast Yellowstone Lake and forests.

Car parks are dotted around numerous vantage points and places of interest, here you will find trails posted with differing distances on offer, for example, some might be 30 mins walk, others an hour and some half a day. The park is teaming with wildlife and it’s not uncommon to see moose; bison and bear, although less so in the very busy month of August. Guided ranger walks can get you off the beaten track and many of our clients have said that this was a highlight of the visit.

The park is open from around mid-May when the snow clears from the passes that lead up from Grand Teton National Park. This route up from Jackson Hole (where most people fly into) is spectacular in itself, as you run parallel with a wall of mountains reflected in the lakes at their feet. Some will stay a night before heading into Yellowstone.

Jackson Hole is a posh cowboy town, still with its wooden boardwalks, but also some high-quality restaurants and fancy boutiques. However, for a spectacular finale, there is the uber-luxury Aman resort that looks down on the town.

The norm is four or more nights to see the parks and town, but this is a rough framework to expand and contract into the best fit, please call to discuss.

Grand Teton

Cody Stampede Rodeo

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