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Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot a pack of wolves on the hunt in Lamar Valley, watch Old Faithful erupt, or paddle through Grand Teton's alpine lakes; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Yellowstone and...

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot a pack of wolves on the hunt in Lamar Valley, watch Old Faithful erupt, or paddle through Grand Teton's alpine lakes; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots and being safe and responsible
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices, transit tips, emergency information, park seasonality, and hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Contextual insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, geology, wildlife, and conservation
  • Over 45 trail and park maps
  • Useful features - including Driving Tours, Travel with Children, and Day and Overnight Hikes
  • Coverage of Yellowstone National Park, Paradise Valley, Wapiti Valley, Gallatin Valley, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, our most comprehensive guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, s perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Western USA guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.
  • Looking to visit more than one national park in the USA? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover USA's Best National Parks, a photo-rich guide to the country's 27 most popular natural attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Bradley Mayhew, and Carolyn McCarthy.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

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Editorial Reviews

...it would be hard to better this series of Lonely Planet National Park guides.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741794076
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Series: National Parks Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 139,584
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks     3
The Authors     19
Destination Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks     21
Planning Your Trip     23
Itineraries     31
Activities     39
Kids & Pets     56
Environment     63
History     81
Yellowstone National Park     91
Sights     99
Mammoth Country     99
Roosevelt Country     103
Canyon Country     107
Lake Country     112
Norris     116
Geyser Country     119
Bechler Region     127
Hiking     128
Easy Hikes     128
Day Hikes     133
Backcountry Hikes     143
Biking     153
Mammoth Country     154
Canyon Country     154
Lake Country     155
Geyser Country     155
Driving     156
Other Activities     157
Horseback Riding     157
Boating     157
Fishing     158
Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing     160
Sleeping     160
Mammoth Country     161
Roosevelt Country     163
Canyon Country     164
Lake Country     165
Geyser Country     165
Bechler Region     166
Eating & Drinking     166
Mammoth Country     167
Roosevelt Country     167
Canyon Country     167
Geyser Country     167
Lake Country     168
Around Yellowstone     169
Gateway Towns     170
West Yellowstone     170
Gardiner     175
Cooke City     178
Beartooth Route     180
Billings     180
Red Lodge     181
Beartooth Highway     183
Chief Joseph Scenic Highway     187
Wapiti Route     188
Cody     188
Gallatin Valley Route     194
Bozeman     194
Gallatin Valley     196
Hebgen Lake Area     201
Paradise Valley Route     203
Livingston     203
Paradise Valley     205
Grand Teton National Park     208
Sights     214
Colter Bay Region     214
Central Tetons     217
The Eastern Slopes     219
John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway     220
Hiking     221
Day Hikes     221
Backcountry Hikes     226
Biking     228
Driving     230
Other Activities     231
Rock Climbing & Mountaineering     231
Horseback Riding     232
Boating     232
Fishing     234
Winter Activities     234
Sleeping     235
Colter Bay Region     236
Central Tetons     237
John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway     238
Eating & Drinking     238
Colter Bay Region     238
Central Tetons     239
John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway     239
Around Grand Teton     240
Jackson     241
Jackson Hole     249
Upper Wind River Valley     253
Idaho's Teton Valley     253
Directory     258
Accommodations     258
Business Hours     262
Climate Charts     263
Courses      263
Discount Cards     263
Festivals & Events     264
Food & Drink     264
Holidays     264
Insurance     264
International Visitors     264
Internet Access     265
Money     265
Post     265
Showers & Laundry     265
Telephone     266
Time     266
Tourist Information     266
Tours     267
Travelers with Disabilities     267
Volunteering     268
Women Travelers     268
Work     269
Transportation     270
Health & Safety     276
Clothing & Equipment     285
Glossary     290
Behind the Scenes     292
Index     298
World Time Zones     310
Map Legend     312

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