Undoubtedly, the best way to explore the scenery around Yellowstone is from the back of a horse. Flying Pig Adventure Company offers horseback rides for all skill levels, from novice riders to expert horsemen. Meandering through Yellowstone National Park on horseback is a special experience and really encourages riders to slow down and take in the surrounding beauty.
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We awoke to the smell of the crisp mountain air and moseyed out of our “glamping” tent to greet the day. We ventured out for a horseback ride with some of the folks we met the night before at the cookout. Our guides so graciously extended our ride since we missed out the night before. We were continuously impressed at how accommodating our hosts were!
It’s one thing to see bison on the shoulder of the road; it’s something entirely different to stand on the shoulder of the road, hearing and seeing a pack of wolves communicate over your head. This is the difference between a self-directed tour and a guided Yellowstone wildlife tour.
Although Alaska normally is the first place people think of in reference to snow dog sled tours, there are so many other snowy locations that offer unforgettable sledding experiences! It helps that these locations are a bit closer to home, too. Ranging from California to Minnesota, here are five places you can dog sled to your heart’s content.
For some of us, spending time in places that are like real life winter wonderlands brings an almost indescribable joy. No doubt the Scandinavians have a word for it (think hygge or koselig) since they truly embrace winter. Being surrounded by snow-covered trees with snow gently falling makes the heart beat a little faster and you feel a little bit like a child that’s giddy with excitement.
Check out this list of places in the United States that experience near perfect winter weather. These are great destinations for those who love winter!
This is a road trip of epic proportions as you travel from sea level to 10,000 ft. And back again. From the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains, and through a national park or two, this trip will give you an experience of a lifetime.
The Northwest is one of the United States’ great hidden treasures, from rocky coastlines to fog shrouded mountains, desert basins and world-class cities, this trip will give you an experience of some of the best this country has to offer.
Montana has some of the most staggeringly beautiful landscape in the world, and you will be traveling this state from the very top to the very bottom, before slipping into Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park.
From the mountains to the monstrous trout, Montana has endless possibilities. Just north of Yellowstone National Park lies the lovable town of Livingston, an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise in every season. While many parts of Montana deal with harsh winters, Livingston is just one of those “banana belt” towns; a place where the sun shines most days of the year and somehow it doesn’t feel bitter cold on snowy days. Year-round, travelers will appreciate the slew of art that Livingston has to offer. There are 17 galleries and counting around town, plus live theater and music on frequent rotation. For the foodies, casual to fine dining is in abundance in Livingston with over 20 restaurants to choose from!
It’s winter and the whole family has cabin fever… what to do? Don’t think twice, just book it to West Yellowstone, Montana. This place is a mecca for outdoor winter adventures, geared toward adults and kids alike. With winter activities at your fingertips, including world-class Nordic skiing and downhill resorts nearby, what’s not to love? The Kids’N’Snow weekends offered 4 times during the winter offer a free opportunity for kids to play outside and try different snow sports. Here’s what you can look forward to during a West Yellowstone winter vacation…