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Idaho Falls, The Tetons, Yellowstone, Bozeman, MT

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

We drove to Idaho Falls on June 14th and settled in at Snake River RV Park & Campground for a 5-night stay. Ethan joined us on this journey, and Eric met up with us a few days later. We had a nice time walking along the Snake River. The paved path along the scenic Riverfront winds around the downtown area and made for a great place to explore. We also rode our bikes here during our stay.


Eric and Ethan spent a few days with us before they headed back to Salt Lake City. We were so thankful for the time we had visiting with them.

Idaho Falls


On June 19th, we arrived at our next destination, The Virginian RV Park, in Jackson, WY for 7 nights. I chose this location because it is close to Grand Teton National Park. We had a wonderful time exploring this beautiful area.

The Virginian RV Park


One of our favorite activities during our stay was a 50 mile round trip bike ride from our RV park to Jenny Lake inside the National Park. It's rare to find a paved bike path that leads into a National Park as most of the National Parks we've visited are not bike-friendly. The well-maintained path crosses through the town of Jackson and runs parallel to the highway. As we entered the Park, the amazing Teton Range flanked our left making for an enjoyable and very scenic ride.

Bike ride to Grand Teton National Park


The next day we took Myah to Snow King Resort for some much-needed snow time. She was allowed to ride the gondola up1600 feet to the summit of Snow King Mountain. The views at the top are amazing! We hiked and found some snow for Myah. She met a friend, too, who enjoys playing in the snow as much as she does.

Snow King Mountain


We spent the rest of our time biking around this extremely bike-friendly area, hiking around nearby Coulter Bay area and the Teton Village.

Coulter Bay, Jackson and Teton Village


We had such a great time during our visit to the Grand Tetons and the Jackson area. Time to move onto the next National Park on our summer National Park tour!


 

We arrived at Buffalo Crossing RV Park in W. Yellowstone, MT on June 26th for a 4-night stay. The RV park is located within walking distance to the West Yellowstone National Park gate. Since we had previously visited Yellowstone, we decided to spend only a few days here this time since it wasn't out of our way. Unfortunately, during this time, the Park was very busy. We only went into the Park once during our time here because the one day we entered the Park, it was impossible to get around without waiting in stand-still traffic for hours. Fortunately, we were able to get in a couple of hikes, including the Mystic Falls Trail. We also revisited the stunning Grand Prismatic Spring.

Yellowstone National Park


We spent the rest of the time hiking with Myah around the beautiful area outside of the park. On June 27th, we celebrated Pat's birthday with a nice meal at Serenity Restaurant in downtown W. Yellowstone.

W. Yellowstone and the Buffalo River

 

On June 30th, we made our way further north to Bozeman Hot Springs RV Resort in Bozeman, MT for a 3-night stay. The big draw for staying at this RV resort are the natural hot spring pools located adjacent to the park. Complimentary access to the pools is included with a stay. The pools, a mix of outdoor and indoor, are naturally heated from an underground well with temperatures ranging from 57-106˚. The minerals in the water are touted to have natural healing properties. We aren't sure about the healing properties, but they are very relaxing nonetheless. We enjoyed this down time from our busy RV lifestyle!

Bozeman Hot Springs


We also explored the town of Bozeman and hiked the College M Trail, just outside of downtown Bozeman.

Hiking around Bozeman.


Time to continue our journey north. Next stop Helena and then onto Glacier National Park!

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