Collected by Flash Parker, AFAR Ambassador
Yellowstone River, United States
Yellowstone is the original spreading ground of tall tales, and nothing inspires exaggerated boasts like fishing. Wading into chest-deep water and tossing a fly out over a raging river in an effort to land a cutthroat trout is a quintessential...
Heart Lake, Wyoming 82190, USA
Facing off against the wild Wyoming backcountry is a tremendous experience, though proper preparation and certain precautions are important when considering any backcountry day trip or overnight pack adventure in Yellowstone. The park service runs...
Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming 82190, USA
If you plan on bringing your own boat and motor to the park, you can launch at Yellowstone and Lewis Lakes; the rest of the park is generally reserved for non-motorized watercraft. Flying Pig Adventure Company can save you a seat on one of their...
Sheepeater Cliffs, Wyoming 82190, USA
Yogi Bear is spoiled for choices when it comes to snatching picnic baskets; Yellowstone has 52 designated picnic sites scattered throughout the park. Each site has picnic tables and most have vault toilets, while camping stoves and self-contained...
Cascade Lake, Wyoming 82190, USA
Yellowstone features more than 1,100 miles of well-maintained trails, many of which are easily accessible and family-friendly. The Cascade Loop is an easy 4.5-mile trail that is most beautiful in June and July, when wildflowers paint the Cascade...
Chico Hot Springs, MT 59065, USA
A 20-minute drive from the northern Yellowstone boundary, nestled under the wing of the Absaroka Mountains in Montana’s Paradise Valley, the Chico Hot Springs are an exercise in rejuvenation, and must feature on any Yellowstone travel itinerary....
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA
The legendry Yellowstone Park Rangers remain a wonderful source of information for all things wild and untamed, and can provided guided tours to some of the park’s most important historical sites and natural wonders, like the Fort...
Mill Creek Canyon, Mount Olympus, UT 84109, USA
Put a fat tire between your knees and hold your breath for the ride of your life – the mountains surrounding Salt Lake offer brilliant mountain biking opportunities for riders of all levels. Traverse the scenic Wasatch Crest Trail from Salt Lake...
2070 E 3900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84124, USA
Look up, steady your hands, and start your climb. The best way to experience Utah is on the way up; Utah’s mountains are renowned for their technical difficulty, variability, and surface challenges (everything from redrock to granite, shale and...
633 West Soldier Hollow Drive, Midway, UT 84049, USA
Hitch a ride with Rocky Mountain Outfitters for a horse pack adventure that suits your skill level, endurance, and ability to withstand significant levels of chaffing. The Mountain Meadows Trail Ride is a great introduction to life in the saddle,...
3800 Millcreek Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84124, USA
There are plenty of swimming holes in and around Salt Lake City – some natural, like the Great Salt Lake, and some artificial, like the Seven Peaks Waterpark. Antelope Island, in the middle of the lake and accessible by a drivable seven-mile...
301 S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
Many of SLC’s festivals and civic events cater to families. The Living Traditions Festival (May 16-18), is a celebration of traditional ethnic and folk arts presented by the SLC Arts Council, while the Utah Arts Festival is a 4-day event held the...
Solitude, UT 84121, USA
Snowbird has a thing for rarefied air, in case you haven’t guessed. The adventure outfitter facilitates aerial tram rides, mountain coasters, alpine slides, climbing walls, rope courses, bungee trampolines, and more, and also offers a Little...
12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84121, USA
Cross country skiing is at once physically demanding, emotionally enlivening and spiritually invigorating, and one of the best ways to explore the Salt Lake City snow country. The Solitude Nordic Centre has more than 15 miles of well-manicured...
2070 E 3900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84124, USA
If you’re after an adventure that will test your physical resolve while sparing you plenty of time to soak in your surroundings to snap beautiful photos, snowshoeing SLC is for you. Surrounded by seven canyons, you’re never far removed from a...
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