Yellowstone National Park
Your next adventure brings you to Yellowstone which, in 1872, became the world’s first national park. Encompassing dramatic canyons, alpine rivers and lush forests, Yellowstone is famed for its spectacular geothermal activity – it’s hot springs, boiling-mud cauldrons and erupting geysers an awesome reminder of just how powerful the earth can be. ‘Old Faithful’ remains the star attraction, a cone geyser that fires its 130-foot plume with clockwork regularity, but the park is also home to more than 60 species of mammal, including wolf, grizzly bear, lynx, bison and elk.
Yellowstone Under Canvas, and its luxurious, safari-style tents, lies just 10 minutes away from the west entrance of the park, so adventure is right on your doorstep. There are endless activities to be had in and around the area, from guided hikes with local experts to white-water rafting the Gallatin Canyon and horseback riding through the rich national forest. Not to mention hundreds of mountain biking trails, world-class fly fishing, zip lining and scenic helicopter tours.
Stay: Three nights at Under Canvas Yellowstone