Yellowstone and Grand Tetons Itinerary (11 Days)

This itinerary of our visit to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park was largely a budget itinerary where we booked ahead for campsites for about half the trip while staying in lodges for the remainder of the nights. Unfortunately, we also encountered unforeseen things like the airline misrouting our bag full of gear as well as sleeping under some bad weather. This was the quintessential wild America experience, and we long to come back when our daughter is old enough to appreciate the sights and the wildlife, and that we have the opportunity to take a couple of weeks off to allow this to happen. I'm also secretly hoping to spend some of that time on a backpacking trip to the Cascade Corner in the Bechler Backcountry, but that might be a pipe dream...



Day Overnight Activity
1 Salt Lake City, UT
Hilton Hotels Inn Airport
Travel, Car Rental Pickup
2 Yellowstone National Park, WY
Madison Campground
Lower Mesa Falls, Upper Mesa Falls, Firehole Falls, Gibbon Falls, Norris Geyser Basin
3 Yellowstone National Park, WY
Madison Campground
Upper Geyser Basin (Old Faithful, Morning Glory Pool, etc.), Grand Prismatic Spring, Fairy Falls, Biscuit Basin, "Mystic Falls"
4 Yellowstone National Park, WY
Madison Campground
Kepler Cascades, Lewis Falls, Terraced Falls, Moose Falls
5 Yellowstone National Park, WY
Canyon Lodge
Gibbon Falls, Virginia Cascade, Lower Falls, Upper Falls, Silver Cord Cascade
6 Yellowstone National Park, WY
Canyon Lodge
Lower Falls, Crystal Falls, West Thumb Geyser Basin, Mud Volcano, Hayden Valley, Norris Geyser Basin
7 Yellowstone National Park, WY
Mammoth Campground
Mammoth Hot Springs, Rustic Falls, Osprey Falls
8 Yellowstone National Park, WY
Mammoth Campground
Tower Fall, Lost Falls, Calcite Springs Overlook, Lamar Valley, Barronette Peak Waterfalls, Wraith Falls, Undine Falls
9 Jackson, WY
Signal Mountain Lodge
Fountain Paint Pots, Black Sand Basin, Terraced Falls, Calcite Springs Overlook, Lamar Valley, Other Grand Tetons Waterfalls
10 Salt Lake City, UT
Hilton Hotels Inn Airport
Signal Mountain Overlook, Oxbow Bend, Hidden Falls, Wilderness and Columbine Falls, Snake River Overlook
11 Home Car Rental Return, Travel



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