Reminiscent of an outer-space photo of earth, views of the the green, blue and orangery hues of the hot springs surfaces and the steamy bubbling of geysers are simply breathtaking. Yellowstone National Park offers endless attractions to explore, including a walk around the Norris Geyser Basin, a tour of Yellowstone Lake, or a relaxing hike at Mammoth Hot Spring.
Buffalo Bill State Park offers a place for a cool dip for wary travelers and an easy selection of campgrounds for those needing a place to rest. But don’t go out of your way to get here, as this state park is more of a lookout for the nearby Buffalo Bill dam than anything else.
Over one million acres of forest puts the ‘big’ in Bighorn National Forest, a destination so vast, diverse and teeming with wildlife that it would take a lifetime to see it all. And with 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of the track to walk down crossing mountains, deep forest and alpine streams, you better get started.