Yellowstone National Park is one of the most famous natural wonders of the United States. Set atop a volcanic field, the park is known around the world for being the home to all kinds of animals, including those species that are almost synonymous with the American Frontier. Some include bison, wolves, and bears. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.


1.Jackson Hole Airport (JAC)

Jackson Hole Airport (JAC)
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As its name hints, Jackson Hole Airport is located in Jackson, Wyoming. Actually, it’s some seven miles to the north of the city center, which is a good thing if you’re planning to go to the national park straight after landing. It’s because the airport is less than 4 miles away from the Grand Teton National Park and about 80 miles away from Yellowstone Lake.

In fact, Jackson Hole Airport is the only commercial airport located inside the boundaries of a US national park. That makes it the best choice for those who want to get to the park as quickly as possible. Truth be told, there are many people who want that. The annual traffic of this airport is over 300 thousand passengers, which is pretty impressive, especially considering that the total population of Wyoming is less than 580 thousand people.

The airport offers a non-stop service from and to 13 different destinations in the United States. This includes the cities like New York City (JFK Airport), Los Angeles (LA International Airport), and Chicago (O'Hare Airport). Unfortunately, direct flights from these cities aren’t too affordable. For example, if you want to get to the Jackson Hole Airport straight from Chicago, you will need to pay over 400 for a one-way ticket.

That’s why it might be wise to look for better deals even if they involve some stops along the way. You can look for them at sites like SkyScanner. To find Jackson Hole Airport deals, make sure to use the airport code JAC.

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2.Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD)

Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD)
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Here’s another airport located in the state of Wyoming. The airport is only about 53 miles away from the entrance of the park (East Entrance of Yellowstone Park). It’s also very close to the city of Cody, where you can find companies that offer guided tours to the park.

Speaking of Cody, the city is the actual owner of the airport. At the moment, only two airlines are operating this airport – Delta Connection, with Salt Lake City as the only destination, and United Express, which takes passengers to and from Denver and Chicago.

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3.Yellowstone Airport (WYS)

Yellowstone Airport (WYS)
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If you are planning to enter Yellowstone National Park through the state of Montana, you have several airports at your disposal. One of those is the Yellowstone Airport with the airport code WYS. The airport is about a mile away from the town of West Yellowstone, which is situated right on the border of the park, at the West Entrance.

The airport is open only during summer, that is, from June through September. During those four months, it is served by Delta Connection, which connects it with Salt Lake City Airport (SLC).

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4.Billings Logan International Airport (BIL)

Billings Logan International Airport (BIL)
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Billings Logan International Airport is the second-busiest airport in Montana, with nearly 400 thousand passengers on a yearly basis. As its name suggests, the airport is located near the state’s largest city, Billings. The distance from the city center to the entrance to the park is about 65 miles.

This airport is served by several airlines, which connect it to a number of airports across the United States, including those located in Salt Lake City, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, and so on.

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5.Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN)

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN)
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In 2013, this airport overtook Billings Logan International Airport as the busiest airport in the state. It’s estimated that it has over 400 thousand passenger boardings each year. As of April 2018, the airport is served by five different airlines – Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines.

Some of the destinations covered by these airlines include Seattle, Las Vegas, Dallas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles, and so on. The airport seems like a pretty convenient solution for those who wish to visit Yellowstone, as it’s located in Belgrade, a town that’s only 80 miles away from the entrance to the park.

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6.Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA)

Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA)
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For those of you who are going to Yellowstone National Park through Idaho, the Idaho Falls Regional Airport in Bonneville County seems like the best solution. Only one airport in the state has more annual boarding passengers than the IDA.

But, unlike the busiest airport in Idaho, this one is pretty close to Yellowstone. In fact, the distance between the airport and the nearest park entrance is about 70 miles. If you want to enter Yellowstone through its West Entrance, you will have to cover a distance of a little bit over 100 miles.

There are three airlines that serve this airport. Allegiant Air offers direct flights to Las Vegas and Phoenix throughout the year, while Oakland and Los Angeles are the destinations that are available only at certain times of the year. Delta Connection is an airline that connects the airport to Salt Lake City, as well as Minneapolis/St Paul, although the flights to Minnesota are available only seasonally. United Express offers only seasonal flights from Idaho Falls Regional Airport to Denver International.

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7.Yellowstone

Yellowstone
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Yellowstone is the place where tourists come to see breathtaking views of canyons, rivers, and geysers. In fact, there are so many amazing things at the park that visiting it is a must, even if you’re not a big environmentalist. It’s not a surprise that Yellowstone has something for everyone, considering that it stretches over a massive area, which crosses the borders of several states – Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.

Speaking of its size, the park covers an area of over 2.2 million acres (approx. 3,500-sq.miles). That said you should know that you can enter the park from many different entrances. If you are planning to get in through the South entrance, your best choice is to go via Jackson Hole Airport.

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Attraction Spotlight: Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park

Of all the scenic spots in Grand Teton, Jenny Lake was our favorite and we found ourselves exploring the area for a while. That included a boat ride across the lake, followed by a hike up to Inspiration Point. The view from up there is simply unbelievable. Jenny Lake is warm enough for swimming in the summer, so pack your swimsuit just in case. After a hot hike around the lake, you may be tempted to jump in and cool off.

The Visitor Center has a parking lot and information about the boat and the hikes in the area. Many people decide to take the boat, so if you don't want to wait too long, arrive earlier in the morning.

The Shuttle Boat on Jenny Lake

Although a pedestrian trail circles around the lake, if you want faster access to the hiking trails that begin on the other side, you can take the boat across in the summer. Enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery during the ride, take photos and breathe clear mountain air. Once on the other side, you can hike up to Inspiration Point, admiring waterfalls, colorful flowers and small wildlife along the way. Go in July and August to take advantage of long, warm summer days. Stop by the Visitor Center for more information about the hikes and other tips from the rangers. The shuttle boat departs from a dock near the Visitor Center, mid-May through the end of September. For current hours of shuttle operation, call the marina at 307-734-9227. The shuttle boat landing is at the Cascade Canyon trailhead which also leads to Hidden Falls (1 mile) and Inspiration Point (1.9 miles).

Hike to Inspiration Point

In the summer, this trail is one of the most popular hikes in the park. The trail climbs 420 feet over one mile. On the way, you can also visit Hidden Falls, a beautiful, 80-foot-high waterfall. National Park service offers ranger-led hikes in the summer, starting at 8:30 am every day. The hike lasts about 2.5 hours. The hike is limited to the first 25 visitors, and there is a fee for the boat.

In July and August when daytime temperatures are in the 80s, a quick dip in the cold mountain lake can be quite refreshing, so bring your bathing suit just in case.

If you don't feel like hiking, look for the Jenny Lake Overlook. The one-way paved road from North Jenny Lake Junction leads to a high point overlooking the water. Visitors can park their car at the overlook and access the path which leads to the 6.6-mile long trail that winds around the entire lake. Otherwise, you can keep on the road and park at the Visitor Center. From there, you will have easy access to the marina and the shuttle boat which takes visitors to the other side in the summer.

After hiking, drive about 15 minutes north to Signal Mountain Lodge for a scenic lunch with a view Jackson Lake.

The road from Moose is only open during the warmer months and closed in the winter.

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Hotel Spotlight: Hotel Terra Jackson Hole

Located in the heart of Teton Village in Wyoming, the Hotel Terra is an award-winning hotel that offers a quintessential Jackson Hole retreat. Situated next to the ski lifts at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and just a few miles from the Grand Teton National Park, the upscale hotel features deluxe accommodations with contemporary décor, en-suite bathrooms, and modern conveniences such as iPod docking stations, coffee makers, and flat-screen cable televisions. Upgraded rooms and suites add multiple bedrooms and separate sitting areas with fireplaces, fully equipped kitchenettes, and private balconies or terraces with spectacular views. Premier amenities include a rustic Italian restaurant and elegant lobby bar and lounge, a heated outdoor infinity pool and fitness center, a rooftop spa that offers indulgent treatments and two hot tubs with beautiful mountain views. Hotel Terra is ideally located for exploring all that Jackson Hole and the surrounding area has to offer from hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, skiing, snowboarding, and more.

Guest Accommodations

Hotel Terra offers a variety of stylishly appointed and decorated guest rooms and suites, ranging from Terra Guest Rooms and Urban Studios to One-, Two-, and Three-Bedroom Suites. All guest rooms and suites boast contemporary décor and modern furnishings with feature king or queen-size pillow-top beds dressed in deluxe linens, down comforters, and hypoallergenic pillows, and en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, soaking tubs, heated floors, double vanities, cotton towels and bathrobes, and branded bath products. Modern amenities include air-conditioning, LCD televisions with cable channels, iPod docking stations, coffee makers, mini-fridges, alarm clocks, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, telephones with voicemail services, and complimentary wireless Internet.

Terra Guest Rooms exude modern elegance and refined finishes with spacious entry foyers, high ceilings, and oversized windows with breathtaking views. These comfortable rooms offer one king, or two queen-size beds dressed in deluxe linens, down comforters, and hypoallergenic pillows, and en-suite bathrooms with heated floors, double vanities, deep soaking Zuma air-tubs, rain showers, 100% cotton towels and bathrobes, and branded bath products. Modern amenities include air-conditioning, LCD televisions with cable channels, iPod docking stations, coffee makers, mini-fridges, alarm clocks, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, telephones with voicemail services, and complimentary wireless Internet.

Urban Studios are cozy, apartment-style rooms that offer multi-functional spaces that open onto furnished terraces with lovely views. These stylish studios have fully equipped kitchens with appliances and utensils, dining areas with tables and chairs for entertaining, and generous living areas with plush seating and inlaid gas fireplaces. Studios have custom-designed wall beds dressed in deluxe linens, down comforters, and hypoallergenic pillows, and en-suite bathrooms with heated floors, double vanities, deep soaking Zuma air-tubs, rain showers, 100% cotton towels and bathrobes, and branded bath products. Modern amenities include air-conditioning, LCD televisions with cable channels, iPod docking stations, coffee makers, mini-fridges, alarm clocks, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, telephones with voicemail services, and complimentary wireless Internet.

One-, Two, and Three-Bedroom Suites are chic and stylish with contemporary décor and modern furnishings and combine the ambiance of a luxury hotel with the comforts found in an upscale apartment. These suites have fully equipped kitchens, spacious dining areas with tables and chairs for up to six guests, and ample living rooms with plush seating and modern amenities. Bedrooms have king or queen-size pillow-top beds dressed in deluxe linens, down comforters, and hypoallergenic pillows, and one, two or three en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, soaking tubs, heated floors, double vanities, cotton towels and bathrobes, and branded bath products. Living areas open onto furnished terraces with spectacular views.

Dining

A complimentary breakfast is served every morning and includes coffee, tea and hot beverages, fresh fruit and juices, cereals, granolas and yogurts, egg dishes, and freshly baked pastries, and bread. The hotel is home to Il Villaggio Osteria, a rustic Italian restaurant that serves authentic Italian cuisine in a laid-back and relaxed atmosphere, and the Bar Enoteca, where guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails, signature spirits, artisanal beers and fine wines from around the world.

Amenities and Recreation

Premier facilities include a rustic Italian restaurant and elegant lobby bar and lounge, a heated outdoor infinity pool and fitness center, a rooftop spa that offers indulgent treatments and two hot tubs with beautiful mountain views. A complimentary breakfast is served every morning in the elegant dining room, and signature cocktails and drinks can be enjoyed at the Bar Enoteca and lounge or on the outdoor terrace.

Weddings & Events

The Hotel Terra offers a magical venue for weddings, receptions, and other special celebrations with perfectly manicured grounds, deluxe accommodations, gourmet breakfasts and dinners, and friendly, helpful staff. The hotel also offers professional services include event planning and management, award-winning catering services, décor and setup, entertainment, music and audiovisual equipment.

3335 Village Drive, Teton Village, WY 83025, Phone: 307-201-6065

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