If you are considering a visit out west but want to skip the hype and congestion of the coast, don’t go any further than Wyoming! And plan longer than you think. Even a week is not long enough to venture the park completely. If you have never visited the nation’s first national park established in 1872, you are in for a fantastic awakening.
While you are driving from natural wonder to natural wonder, keep your eyes open for a possible porcupine or two to cross the road. Bison are never hard to find. You may encounter Grizzly or Black bear, wolves, moose, elk, Big Horn sheep, badgers. The list goes on.
You can discover waterfalls, hot springs, mud pools, canyons, geysers, natural bridges and arches along with unique land and rock formations. There is plenty of hiking and canoeing, too. The lodges are pricey and there are plenty of campsites, but you may want to book ahead. Whatever you do, don’t be in a hurry.