Details for Doing a Backcountry Trip in Yellowstone National Park
GETTING THERE AND GETTING AROUND
United offers round-trip flights from Dulles to Wyoming's Jackson Hole Airport for $511. To get around in Wyoming, you'll need to rent a car. You can do this in advance through tour companies such as Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris (307-690-6402, http:/
A "backcountry" trip in Yellowstone starts and ends on foot, at a trailhead or developed area. Hiking is the best way to see the park.
WHERE TO STAY
Trapper Inn, 285 N. Cache St., Jackson, 307-733-2648, http:/
Wort Hotel, Glenwood and Broadway, Jackson, 800-322-2727, http:/
WHERE TO EAT
Gordito's, 1180 S. U.S. Hwy. 89, Jackson, 307-734-6736. A hole-in-the-wall Mexican dive for the adventurous traveler on a shoestring. Prices from $5.
The Blue Lion, 160 N. Millward St., Jackson, 307-733-3912, http:/
WHAT TO DO
National Elk Refuge, 307-733-9212, http:/
Grand Teton National Park, 307-739-3300, http:/
Yellowstone National Park, 307-344-7381, http:/
All overnight backcountry trips in Yellowstone require a permit, which is free, but issued only after you watch a 15-minute video and sign some forms. Reserving a backcountry campsite costs $20. For lodging inside Yellowstone, contact Xanterra Parks & Resorts at 866-439-7375.
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