Skip Navigation


Travel Forums North America Yellowstone

1. Posted by thranjax (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

thranjax has indicated that this thread is about USA

What other places are worth seeing in Wyoming based around a trip to Yellowstone National Park?

2. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 11y

First of all, there's the Grand Tetons (Grand Tetons National Park) which is located just south of Yellowstone. Right outside of there (on the south side) is the city of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This is very much a mix of the old country-western town with a new up-to-date ski resort. Continuing south you should look into white-water rafting on the Snake River in this region, and local dude ranches (guest ranches in the area).

As you continue farther south on the main road, you'll come across the city of Montpelier, Idaho. This town is famous as the site of a famous bank robbery committed by the "Hole-in-the-Wall" Gang. This group is better known by their leaders--Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. You may know the movie by the same name which starred Paul Newman and Robert Redford as the outlaws. There are some eateries in town named for the gang--and celebrating their exploits.

From here you can either go west to Soda Springs and the much larger Lava Hot Springs, which are sites of well-known hot springs used by the local Indian tribes and westward traveling settlers--or a longer ways south to Fort Bridger, Wyoming--the most famous fort along the old Oregon Trail used by the wagon trains as they travelled west to Oregon and California from St. Louis in the east. The old fort is still here--practically falling apart--as is the newer fort that replaced it and the buildings that were erected at the site during the period from around 1824 to 1875. This is located right off ofI-80 about half way between Evanston, WY and Little America, WY.


3. Posted by UK (Budding Member 33 posts) 11y

Cody Wyoming is well worth a visit along with Jackson Hole and Thermopolis are all within striking distance of Yellowstone.

You can read more about some of these places on I hope that this helps.


4. Posted by taxman (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y

We were just in Yellowstone this past summer and there are a multitude of things to do in and around the park. As mentioned earlier, the Tetons and Thermopolis are well worth seeing. Also Greybull Pass, Devil's Tower, South Pass on the Old Oregon Trail, Cody, Little Big Horn, Wind River Canyon, and this list is only partial. I would suggest that you check out the Wyoming, Yellowstone and Teton tour books at your local bookstore or on line. I think you would be amazed at all the attractions that exist within one of our least populous states.