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Yellowstone National Park


Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is a large national park located in the states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the world and covers an area of 3,845 miles2 (8,879 km2).

The park is particularly known for its many volcanic features, including hot springs and geysers such as Old Faithful and Steamboat Geyser.

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Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Carolyn McCarthy

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot wolves and grizzlies in Lamar Valley, watch geysers erupt in Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin, or get out on the water in a kayak or canoe at Jackson Lake; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks and begin your journey now!

Inside the Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks Travel Guide:

  • User-friendly highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations
  • Focused on the best - hikes, drives, and cycling tours
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Contextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, conservation
  • Over 47 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout
  • Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight Hikes
  • Covers Yellowstone National Park area, Mammoth Country, Roosevelt Country, Canyon Country, Lake Country, Norris, Geyser Country, Bechler Region, Grand Teton National Park area, Jackson and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton , our most comprehensive guide to these two parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking to visit more national parks? Check out USA's National Parks, a new full-color guide that covers all 59 of the USA's national parks.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

National Geographic Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Road Guide: The Essential Guide for Motorists (National Park Road Guide)

By Jeremy Schmidt

National Geographic
Released: 2010-01-26
Paperback (96 pages)

National Geographic Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Road Guide: The Essential Guide for Motorists (National Park Road Guide)
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When the scenery out the car window is breathtaking, drivers and their passengers want maximum gaze time. Our popular road guide, completely revised and updated, features contiguous text and maps so visitors can follow the maps and descriptions as they drive along. The book’s efficient design eliminates having to flip back and forth between maps and text and count odometer mileage—a major frustration of other road guides.

This indispensable guide tracks the major roads within Yellowstone National Park and its neighbor Grand Teton National Park. Detailed topographical maps point out where to look for wildlife such as mountain goats, bighorn sheep, elk, deer, and bear; geological formations; historical sites; and plants. Also included are locations for camping, fishing, and boating within the Wyoming parks.

Several pages of maps and accompanying text cover the popular Grand Loop Road, describing the formation of the 308-foot Lower Falls, Yellowstone Canyon’s best views from Artist’s Point, and how Mud Volcano lives up to its name. This road guide not only helps visitors find their way around but also makes the trip richer, more interesting, and more enjoyable.

Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler's Companion to the National Park

By Janet Chapple

Granite Peak Publications
Paperback (400 pages)

Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler s Companion to the National Park
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Covering everything there is to know about the world's first and most diverse national park, this fourth edition of the bestselling guide to Yellowstone boasts more facts, anecdotes, history, and travel tips than ever before. Mile-by-mile road logs document every approach to the park and every interior road. Through easy-to-understand explanations and diagrams, readers will learn of Yellowstone's campgrounds and facilities, geyser basins and the frequency of the geysers, out-of-the-way hikes, and flora and fauna. Updates to this edition include tinted tabs to indicate the six different regions of the park and their approach roads, in addition to the tabs in previous editions for the geological, historical, and natural history sections; up-to-date scientific information to reflect recent research, including two new geological diagrams; highlighted historic items in the road logs; a dozen new pictures; and fully revised maps to show recent road changes and other details. A 20-page index rounds out this indispensable addition to any travel library.

A Ranger's Guide to Yellowstone Day Hikes

By Roger Anderson

Brand: Farcountry Press
Paperback (152 pages)

A Ranger s Guide to Yellowstone Day Hikes
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Newly updated for spring 2013. Two park rangers invite you off the beaten path and into the heart of Yellowstone in this highly popular guidebook for hikers of all levels and interests.

A Ranger's Guide to Yellowstone Day Hikes features 29 day hikes of different lengths and levels of difficulty. Each hike in the book has a GPS-compatible map, color photograph, narrative about natural and human history, botany, geology, and other highlights along the trail.

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Yellowstone: A Journey Through America's Wild Heart

By David Quammen

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Yellowstone: A Journey Through America s Wild Heart
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Best-selling author David Quammen takes readers on a breathtaking journey through America’s most inspiring and imperiled ecosystem—Yellowstone National Park—in this monumental book on America’s first national park. Yellowstone’s storied past, rich ecosystem, and dynamic landscape are brilliantly portrayed in a captivating mosaic of photographs and eloquently written text that blend history, science, and research from the field. As much a visual ode to nature as an intimate tour of one of the world’s most celebrated conservation areas, this gorgeous book illuminates the park’s treasures grand and small—from the iconic Old Faithful to the rare gray wolf; from misty mountain tops to iridescent springs; and from sweeping valleys to flourishing wild blooms. In four illuminating sections that combine photos, sidebars, and graphics with elegantly crafted text, this book brings readers deeper into the life of the park than ever before, both commemorating its beauty and highlighting its challenges. This book is an essential addition to the National Parks’ 100th anniversary celebration and will remind readers why conservation is worth every effort.

Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2016-05-10
Paperback (928 pages)

Fodor s The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West features comprehensive information on everything within each of the 38 national parks of the West and on the towns and attractions nearby. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor’s expert to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, from rafting the raging Colorado River as it pushes through the Grand Canyon, to viewing wildlife in Yosemite while you hike, to watching Yellowstone’s Old Faithful geyser in action. This guide also includes special chapters to help you choose a park and advice for planning your visit like what to pack, which park passes to buy, and photography tips.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations
· In-depth breakout features on great lodges of the National Parks, tips for stargazing, exploring the Colorado River, and Yellowstone’s Old Faithful
· Covers: Arches National Park, Badlands National Park, Banff National Park, Big Ben National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Channel Islands National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Death Valley National Park, Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Great Basin National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Jasper National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, Olympic National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Pinnacles National Park, Redwood National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Saguaro National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Zion National Park

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks [Map Pack Bundle] (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)

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  • National Geographic Maps: National Geographic's waterproof and tear-resistant maps provide travelers with the perfect combination of detail and perspective, a necessity for any adventure.
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

Yellowstone National Park was the world's first national park and covers 3,500 square miles. Just to the south of Yellowstone, are the jagged peaks of Grand Teton National Park. The Map Pack Bundle includes maps of both of these iconic parks. Each park has its own character with Yellowstone's mighty falls, massive lake and dramatic geisers. Not to be overlooked, the Teton Range of Grand Teton National Park juts almost vertically from Jackson Lake. The two maps in the Map Pack cover the many thousands of square miles and show popular tourist destinations as well as the deep backcountry where only the hardcore backpacker will be seen. The maps include detailed trail networks with points of interest such as campgrounds, boat ramps, ski areas, and many more.

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The Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Map Pack includes:

  • Map 201 :: Yellowstone National Park
  • Map 202 :: Grand Teton National Park
Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.
  • Map Scale = 1:126,720 & 1:80,000
  • Sheet Size = 37.75" x 25"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"

Yellowstone Heart Song (Yellowstone Romance Book 1)

By Peggy L Henderson

Released: 2012-01-02
Kindle Edition (263 pages)

Yellowstone Heart Song (Yellowstone Romance Book 1)
 
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Revised and Updated edition
Book 1 in the Yellowstone Time Travel Romance Series

"I am not good with words, but you make my heart sing, Aimee..."

Nurse and avid backpacker Aimee Donovan is offered the opportunity of a lifetime. She encounters a patient who tells her he is a time traveler and can send her two hundred years into the past to spend three months in the rugged Yellowstone wilderness at the dawn of the mountain man era. The only requirement: she cannot tell anyone that she’s from the future.

How did a white woman suddenly appear in the remote Rocky Mountain wilderness? Trapper Daniel Osborne’s first instinct is to protect this mysterious and unconventional woman from the harsh realities of his mountains. While he fights his growing attraction to her, he is left frustrated by her lies and secrecy.

Daniel shows Aimee a side of Yellowstone she’s never experienced. She is torn between her feelings for him, and exposing a secret that will destroy everything he holds as truth. As her three months come to an end, she is faced with a dilemma: return to her own time, or stay with the man who opened her eyes to a whole new world. When the decision is made for her, both their lives will be changed forever.

***Content Warning: This story contains mild violence, mild profanity, and adult situations including physical intimacy, and is intended for mature readers.

Other titles in the Yellowstone Romance Series, in recommended reading order:

Yellowstone Heart Song (Book 1)
Return to Yellowstone - Sequel to Yellowstone Heart Song (novella)
Yellowstone Christmas (novella)
Yellowstone Redemption (Book 2)
Yellowstone Homecoming (novella)
Yellowstone Season of Giving (short story)
Yellowstone Awakening (Book 3)
Yellowstone Dawn (Book 4)
Yellowstone Deception (Book 5)
A Yellowstone Promise (novella)
Yellowstone Origins (Book 6)
Yellowstone Legacy (Book 7)
Yellowstone Legends (coming 2017)

Best Easy Day Hikes Yellowstone National Park (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)

By Bill Schneider

Globe Pequot Press
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Best Easy Day Hikes Yellowstone National Park (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)
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  • Describes 30 hikes, from after-dinner strolls to full-day excursions; experience Old Faithful and the Upper Geyser Basin, take a dip in the Boiling River, or trek along the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Includes concise trail descriptions and easy-to-follow maps. Details of each hike include type (loop or out-and-back), total distance, difficulty, and GPS coordinates.
Product Description:
Yellowstone National Park is one of the great outdoor destinations on the planet, with spectacular vistas, intriguing geology, and abundant and varied wildlife. This updated and revised edition, published in a convenient, pocket-size format, describes 30 of the best day hikes in the park.

Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton (Moon Handbooks)

By Becky Lomax

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Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton (Moon Handbooks)
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Join writer and avid explorer Becky Lomax for an unforgettable experience. With her unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton has everything you need to know to have a more personal and memorable experience.

Welcome to he land of fire and ice. Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton shows you what you need to know to plan the perfect trip for you. Explore the geysers and vivid cauldrons of acid and water created by the supervolcano hidden under the mountainous greenery and alien beauty of Yellowstone National Park, and marvel at the mountainous spires of the Rockies and the glacier-smoothed lakes and canyons of Grand Teton National Park. Along with trip ideas like "One Day in Yellowstone" and "Winter Fun," Lomax includes suggestions for the best places to spot elk, bison, bears, and wolves, and tips on which hikes have the most stunning views.

With expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this full-color guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience.

Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton includes areas such as:
  • North Yellowstone
  • Old Faithful and West Yellowstone
  • Canyon and Lake Country
  • North Grand Teton
  • South Grand Teton
  • Jackson Hole

Find the Moon guide that best suits your trip! Interested in more of our nations greatest National Parks? Try Moon Yosemite, Sequoia, & Kings Canyon, or Moon Death Valley National Park.

Staying in the area? Check out Moon Montana & Wyoming.


 
 
 

 
 
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