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Frommer's Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks : Frommer's Complete Guides Series - Eric Peterson

Frommer's Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

Frommer's Complete Guides Series

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Frommer's Complete Guides

  • America's #1 bestselling travel series
  • More full-color guides than ever before
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  • Outspoken opinions, exact prices, and insider tips

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1 INTRODUCING YELLOWSTONE & GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARKS 1

A Look at Yellowstone 2

A Look at Grand Teton 4

Making the Most of Your Trip 5

The Best of Yellowstone & Grand Teton 5

2 YELLOWSTONE & GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARKS IN DEPTH 13

Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks Today 13

Looking Back: Yellowstone & Grand Teton History 17

ROAD OPENINGS & CLOSINGS 19

DATELINE 20

When to Go 21

GENERAL RESOURCES FOR GREEN TRAVEL 25

Responsible Travel 25

Tours 26

3 EXPLORING YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK 29

Essentials 30

The Highlights 35

If You Have Only 1 or 2 Days 37

Yellowstone: The Extended Tour 38

Self-Guided Driving Tours 65

Organized Tours 65

Ranger Programs 66

4 HIKES & OTHER OUTDOOR PURSUITS IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK 68

Day Hikes 68

Exploring the Backcountry 77

WILDERNESS U: GUIDED BACKPACKING WITH THE YELLOWSTONE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE 79

Other Activities 83

Winter Sports & Activities 87

WINTER ROAD CONDITIONS 88

5 EXPLORING GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK 91

Essentials 91

The Highlights 95

If You Have Only 1 Day 97

Touring Grand Teton 99

Organized Tours & Ranger Programs 107

6 HIKES & OTHER OUTDOOR PURSUITS IN GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK 109

Day Hikes 109

ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS 114

Exploring the Backcountry 117

Other Activities 120

Winter Sports & Activities 124

7 WHERE TO STAY & EAT IN THE PARKS 126

Where to Stay in Yellowstone National Park 127

WHAT YOU'LL REALLY PAY 128

Where to Camp in Yellowstone 133

Where to Camp near Yellowstone 135

Where to Eat in Yellowstone 136

Where to Stay in Grand Teton National Park 141

Where to Camp in Grand Teton 145

Where to Camp near Grand Teton 147

Where to Eat in Grand Teton 147

8 GATEWAYS TO YELLOWSTONE & GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARKS 151

West Yellowstone, Montana 151

Gardiner, Montana 157

Cooke City, Montana 160

Jackson, Wyoming 161

Cody, Wyoming 184

9 A YELLOWSTONE & GRAND TETON NATURE GUIDE 195

The Parks Today 196

Landscape & Geology 198

Plant Life in the Parks 202

Wildlife in the Parks 208

BLACK BEAR OR GRIZZLY BEAR? 210

WOLF OR COYOTE? 212

Birds in the Parks 215

10 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO YELLOWSTONE & GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARKS 219

Getting There & Getting Around 219

Tips on Accommodations 223

Special Permits 223

Planning a Backcountry Trip 225

Recommended Reading 226

FAST FACTS: YELLOWSTONE & GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARKS 227

Index 240

Accommodations Index 249

Restaurant Index 249

ISBN: 9781118074732
ISBN-10: 1118074734
Series: Park Guides
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 13th March 2012
Dimensions (cm): 18.8 x 11.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 8