National Parks

The Various National Parks Throughout the Western United States:

Yellowstone

Is a Great place to visit. If you have never been there you should be planning to go as soon as possible. There is so much to see, so many trails, and tons of back country campsites. You have to sign up at a ranger station to occupy one of these sites. Watch the video on the right for more information on how this process takes place. There is nothing like camping deep in the wilderness of Yellowstone. if you are into fishing, or just relaxing out in the middle of nowhere this place is for you. You could easily spend your entire life exploring it.

Although there are an awful lot of visitors in Yellowstone each year, you can be all by yourself almost as soon as you leave the side of the road. This park is Huge!

View the Yellowstone Backcountry trip planner Pdf file here Explore all of your possibilities for camping and hiking  inside this national Park.

Fees, reservations, and Permits

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaCL_qK2V-4

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Grand Teton National Park

Situated just to the south of Yellowstone. Grand Teton National Park has some of the most amazing scenery in the world. Also hosts a whole heck of a lot of hiking and camping opportunities.  If you are going to visit Yellowstone you should come here for at least a day or two. You could climb the Tetons or just have a lazy day walking around on relatively flat land enjoying the sights.    Some areas are more busy than others, but just like almost every National park the Grand Teton National park  is vast, and without any trouble at all you can find all the solitude you could want.

BACKCOUNTRY RESERVATION SYSTEM

Reservation requests for the summer season are accepted from January 5 through May 15 each year. Requests will be processed in the order received; EXCEPT those requests that arrive on January 5 will be processed in random order. There is a $25 non-refundable processing fee for each trip into the backcountry. A charge will be assessed only if your reservation is successful.​

 

Any other information you might need should be available here at the National Park website

     Situated just to the south of Yellowstone. Grand Teton National Park has some of the most amazing scenery in the world. Also hosts a whole heck of a lot of hiking and camping opportunities.  If you are going to visit Yellowstone you should come here for at least a day or two. You could climb the Tetons or just have a lazy day walking around on relatively flat land enjoying the sights.

Some areas are more busy than others, but just like almost every National park the Grand Teton National park  is vast, and without any trouble at all you can find all the solitude you could want.

NPS Trip planner

Rocky Mountain National Park

 

“Rocky Mountain National Park’s 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road – which crests over 12,000 feet including many overlooks to experience the subalpine and alpine worlds – along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times. In a world of superlatives, Rocky is on top!”

The words above are from the NPS site here. I just couldn’t say it any better myself.

Yes you can actually ride around Trailhead hopping for free, in Rocky Mountain National Park! The bus runs from Late May- October.

Information about the free shuttle bus

Plan your visit​

Rocky Mountain National Park is open 24 hours a day year round. Visitors can enter or exit at any time. If they are planning to stay overnight, park visitors must be in a designated campground site or a backcountry campsite reserved by a valid permit.

 

Canyonlands National Park Utah

Canyonlands national park view butte mesa cayonsCanyonlands National Park is a Jewel Nestled in Southeast Utah. The Colorado river and its tributaries have carved out stunning Mesa’s, Canyons, and Buttes throughout this region.  On average 440,039 people visit the park each year. 

RESERVATIONS

Reservations are available for backcountry permits, river permits and for group campsites in the Needles. Regular sites at the developed campgrounds are first-come, first-served.

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