Let’s be honest: I have always been a bit hesitant about visiting Yellowstone National Park. It sounds crazy, I know. I was skeptical about these bumper to bumper cars and these crowds of people that everyone always spoke about. I thought to myself, “is this really what Yellowstone is all about, is there really not some place that is still in the wild?” Well I’m glad I didn’t fall into the talk of the crowds. Let me tell you about The Lodges of East Yellowstone.
Logan, regarded as Utah’s heart of the arts, is a city of 50,000 people in northeast Utah. An hour north of Salt Lake City, it’s the perfect place to escape urban living. Logan, in the heart of Cache Valley, is home to a range of great activities, from fishing, biking, and hiking, to horseback riding and a Foodie Trek – but that’s just the surface.
At the southern edge of Montana lies the town of Big Sky. It’s 90 minutes from the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park and packed with activities. The people of Big Sky cherish the outdoors, and you can’t help but notice, wandering its streets and hiking its various, surrounding trails. It feels authentic, considered, and in-touch with your adventure needs.Read More
Vernal, a rural town located in northeastern Utah, may be one of the top places to visit in The West. There’s good reason to believe so. People travel from across the globe to its copacetic setting, that’s home to ancient history and outdoor activities. Fossils dating back more than 100 million years, Native American petroglyphs, rafting and biking, are just some of the attractive aspects of Vernal.Read More
It’s a real town with real people, 365 days a year. You won’t find a tourist season in Hot Springs because the town does cool stuff year round! The shops, restaurants, recreation, and events that take place around Hot Springs are intended for the people who live there, and subsequently the guests who visit. Don’t just pass through this town, spend a few days and embrace Hot Springs’ authenticity.Read More
Most people think about visiting the Flaming Gorge National Recreation area in the warmer months, but have you considered visiting in the spring, before the rest of the world gets there?Read More
Idaho Falls is a city at the eastern edge of Idaho. Its 60,000 residents enjoy an array of attractions, outdoor and cultural, year-round. You can enjoy the scenic River Walk, explore the alien landscape of Craters of the Moon, check out the latest exhibit at the Museum of Idaho, or stroll through Tauphaus Park Zoo – and so much more. Whether it’s Craters of the Moon or the River Walk trail that runs through the city, there’s always something to do.Read More
Place yourself in the setting of one of the most famous Eagle’s songs— Winslow, Arizona. While standing on this corner is totally picture-worthy and almost a right of passage along the historic Route 66, you’ll soon find more to this charming Arizona town.Read More
I like to have room to breathe when I travel. For me, sharing a viewing platform with 50 other people doesn’t feel special; I’m trying to escape the seething mass of humanity, not meld with it.Read More
The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad could offer the best historic train rides in the west. The company, home to a 12,000 square foot museum, sits in the idyllic town of Durango. It’s a stone’s throw from Mesa Verde National Park, Hovenweep National Monument, and many great state parks. Parks aside, the D&SNGR (Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad) offers its own wealth of brilliant activities.Read More
Bryce Canyon is one of the United States’ most charismatic national parks. Spanning 56 miles, there’s more to do here than is probably possible to cover in a lifetime. But what are the specifics, and where’s a good place to start? Well, you need a base to venture out from, and we’ve got the perfect spot: The Ruby’s Inn.Read More
Cheyenne’s roots go back years. It was a prime base of actions in the once-Dakota territory, that today we know as Wyoming. As a major station for the Union Pacific railroad, the city supplied goods to explorers and businessman alike. Cheyenne may be the best place to experience the ‘old-west’ – here’s why. Read More
The coffee is hot and breakfast is served—the perfect wake up call. You pull up your boots and meet your guide for the day. As you make your way outside, the air is crisp and cool. You slip a saddle on your horse, and head out onto the trail. Your guide points out mountain ranges in the distance and identifies bird species in nearby trees. As lunch approaches, you pull off at a spectacular viewpoint, then enjoy your packed lunch.Read More
Riverton is in Fremont County, Wyoming. It’s at the southern edge of the Wind River Indian Reservation, and is home to vibrant Native American culture that dates back hundreds of years. Names like Chief Washakie, Jim Bridger, and Sacajawea, are just a few notable figures who have made Riverton the place it is today.Read More
There is no doubt that hiking The Narrows and scrambling up to Angels Landing are high on your list during your visit to Zion National Park. These iconic hikes make Zion one of the most unique National Parks in the country. Once you’re ready to move past the crowds in Zion, retreat to St. George and discover what this scenic, adventure-worthy destination has to offer.Read More