Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s e-book guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. To get your bearings in the parks, browse through a brief overview of each park and peruse full-color maps of the region. You’ll develop an immediate sense of each park’s awe-inspiring landscape as you flip through a photo album filled with vivid full-color photographs. Move on to read more about each park and find all of the essential, up-to-date details you expect from a Fodor’s guide: from the best dining and lodging in the area to must-see hikes and scenic drives, Fodor’s has it all. Discover two great northwestern Wyoming parks in one e-book. Yellowstone National Park is the oldest national park in the world. Best known for its gushing geysers and flowing hot springs, this park is filled with hydrothermal activity. Grand Teton National Park is near Yellowstone but is its own impressive destination, with the regal Tetons rising up from Jackson Hole and trails for every skill level. Note: This e-book edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.
Author: Robert B. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2000-05-25
Millions of years ago, the North American continent was dragged over the world's largest continental hotspot, a huge column of hot and molten rock rising from the Earth's interior that traced a 50-mile wide, 500-mile-long path northeastward across Idaho. Generating cataclysmic volcanic eruptions and large earthquakes, the hotspot helped lift the Yellowstone Plateau to more than 7,000 feet and pushed the northern Rockies to new heights, forming unusually large glaciers to carve the landscape. It also created the jewel of the U.S. national park system: Yellowstone. Meanwhile, forces stretching apart the western U.S. created the mountainous glory of Grand Teton National Park. These two parks, with their majestic mountains, dazzling geysers, and picturesque hot springs, are windows into the Earth's interior, revealing the violent power of the dynamic processes within. Smith and Siegel offer expert guidance through this awe-inspiring terrain, bringing to life the grandeur of these geologic phenomena as they reveal the forces that have shaped--and continue to shape--the greater Yellowstone-Teton region. Over seventy illustrations--including fifty-two in full color--illuminate the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, while two final chapters provide driving tours of the parks to help visitors enjoy and understand the regions wonders. Fascinating and informative, this book affords us a striking new perspective on Earth's creative forces.
Author: Jeremy Schmidt
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Release Date: 2010
A conveniently sized guide to two popular destinations features recommendations for affordable vacationing, providing contiguous text and maps for easy reference and topographical coverage of regional wildlife, campsites and adventure attractions. Original.
Author: Sherry L. Moore
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2015-05-04
Wondrous scenery, incomparable wildlife viewing, and much more await you at these magnificent parks This last great intact temperate eco-system in North America is a place of incomparable grandeur, wonder, and rugged beauty. Explorer’s Guide Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks and Jackson Hole, A Great Destination goes far beyond the usual compilation of information to give you such an intimate and comprehensive view you’ll want to return again and again to experience everything. All lodging and dining options inside the parks are included; outside the parks, only the top choices are listed; icons indicating the authors’ favorites help you find the best of the best. Alternatives like guest ranches, cabins, and campgrounds are detailed as well.
Authoritative, up-to-date travel information in a handy, compact format features tips on dining and lodging to suit any budget, facts on local transportation and holidays, detailed maps, sightseeing tips, and advice on shopping, nightlife, side trips, and outdoor activities.
Frommer's Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks is packed with all the facts, tips and descriptions you need to have perfect park vacation, in a pocket size guide: The most memorable park experiences, from Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs, to Snake River raft trips. Great places to stay in and near the parks, ranging from historic lodges to family-friendly motels—plus a complete campground guide for each park. A fully illustrated nature guide to help you spot and identify bald eagles, bison, wildflowers, and more. The best hikes, from ranger-led interpretive walks to challenging backcountry overnights. What to see and do outside of the parks: rodeos, chuckwagon feeds, IMAX nature films, an elk preserve, Jackson Hole’s bars and boutiques, and more. Detailed, accurate park and trail maps