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Top Chillin Spots in and near Yellowstone

  • Island Park, Idaho

    Explore Big Springs and Johnny Sack's Cabin

    4.5
    1 mi / 20 ft gain
    Big Springs is the headwaters of the Henry's Fork of the Snake River. Producing 120 million gallons of water per day, the spring forms wide and crystal-clear pools filled with trout (no fishing allowed). A paved trail leads to historic Johnny Sack's cabin, which is open for tours during the summe...
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  • Island Park, Idaho

    UTV Adventure in Island Park

    Tucked between Yellowstone and the Grand Teton National Parks sits Island Park, Idaho – and the best way to experience it is getting thrown around the inside of an UTV, kicking up dust, cranking corners and cruising the land. There are multiple vendors in town that offer rentals, and they wil...
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  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Photograph Cave Falls

    3.5
    Cave Falls is one of the hidden waterfalls of Yellowstone National Park that really only the natives know about. Although Cave Falls originally derived its name from a cave next to the waterfall, the cave has since collapsed and is no longer accessible. Known for its enormous length of 250 feet, ...
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  • West Yellowstone, Montana

    Ice Fishing Hebgen Lake

    Hebgen Lake is a beautiful lake, just outside of Yellowstone National Park. With 21 square miles of surface, there's plenty to fish.A favorite place to access the lake for ice fishing is by Kirkwood Resort and Marina. There's easy parking, and you can just walk right out on the lake. The locals t...
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  • Moran, Wyoming

    Camp at Lizard Creek Campground

    This gem of a campground was discovered in desperation after all the campsites were booked at Yellowstone. There are 60 sites with relatively clean bathrooms. The sites are large with optimal privacy from your neighbors. If you're lucky enough you can even snag campsites steps from the lake. Ther...
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  • Cody, Wyoming

    Camp on the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River

    4.0
    Coming out of Cooke City, MT follow the Beartooth Highway (named the most scenic byway in the U.S.) toward Beartooth Pass. Go about 8 miles.Once you drop back down into Wyoming and pass the Fox Creek campground on your left, start looking for the small break in the trees on your left. There is ...
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  • Island Park, Idaho

    Explore Henry's Fork Dam in Island Park

    5.0
    Don't be confused by Island Park Dam or the map location "Henry's Fork." This little spot is right on the actual fork in the river, but since most people don't know about it, you'll probably have it all to yourself! Once you park, walk down to the dam bridge. From there you can take in the scener...
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  • Island Park, Idaho

    Hike Mt. Jefferson and Lake Marie

    5.0
    11 mi / 2000 ft gain
    This out-and-back hike to the highest point in the Centennial mountains of Idaho and Montana skirts the continental divide and provides stunning views of both states.  From U.S. Highway 20, Sawtell Peak Road heads west, winding back and forth up the south side of Sawtell Peak.  Because there is a...
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  • Moran, Wyoming

    Camp at the Signal Mountain Campground

    The Signal Mountain campground is my personal favorite campground in Grand Teton National Park as it is exceptionally scenic. It is right on Jackson Lake and has sites located on the lakeshore. Even if you don't score one of these sites, many of the others have great views of the Teton range. Mos...
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  • Moran, Wyoming

    Camp at Colter Bay Campground

    3.0
    If you have never been to the Grand Teton National Park, you should make it next on your list. It is a fantastic place for wildlife viewing and exploring.If you stay at the Colter Bay Campground, you will find many off-trail areas to explore. A trail leaving from Group Site 6, heading towards the...
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  • Moran, Wyoming

    Winter Camp at Colter Bay Campground

    3.5
    Just a 45 min drive from Jackson Hole, the Colter Bay Campground on Jackson Lake is a great spot to camp overnight, fish and canoe in the spring and summer time when the ice has melted. This is an ideal location to shoot some star photos and catch a beautiful sunrise in the morning.The best thing...
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  • Island Park, Idaho

    Hike the River Trail and Ranch Loop at Harriman State Park

    3 mi / 20 ft gain
    Located at 6,100 feet above sea level, Harriman State Park (also called "the Ranch") is renown for it's fly fishing along the Henry's Fork. Whether you bring a fly rod or not, this scenic loop through the park is a delight for hikers of all abilities.Make a stop at park headquarters to pay the en...
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  • Moran, Wyoming

    Ice Fishing on Jackson Lake

    From where you park your car at Colter Bay you can walk as little or as far as you would like onto the lake. You may see a few other people out there ice fishing, or skiers skinning across the lake to get into the mountains. Pick your spot, make your hole big enough to reel a fish out of and star...
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  • Harriman State Park, Idaho

    Yurt Camping in Harriman State Park

    5.0
    Harriman State Park offers two yurts that are tucked just inside of the park entrance: Cygnet and Wyethia. With the exception of ADA accessibility, they are both identical in size and amenities. Cygnet is the first Yurt on your right side as you pull down the drive, and Wyethia is a few hundred f...
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  • Island Park, Idaho

    Snowshoe the River Ranch Loop in Harriman SP

    3 mi / 20 ft gain
    The River Ranch Loop trail is a great snowshoe trail for families or beginners, since it has relatively few small hills. The trail runs for about 2.5 miles. There are also multiple state cabins/houses along the trail, including the Jones House, where you can take a break and warm up inside by the...
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Let Adventure be your Destination in Wyoming

Wyoming’s wide-open spaces make it easy to get off the grid and on a trail, through a park, into a forest, up a mountain or down a river. During your journey through Wyoming’s Black to Yellow Region, discover geologic marvels, dense evergreen forests and sprawling prairielands.

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