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5 days over Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Utah

If you have one trip to do in the us it would be without hesitation this one. One of the best trip I ‘ve done over united states for nature, big spaces, peace and quietness.

Tip 1 : avoid March/April to visit Yellowstone because 75% of the park is closed.

Tip 2 : Jackson Hole is really expensive so be prepare

Day 1

Fly from Dallas to Salt Lake City, we rented a car there.

Visit of Salt lake in the morning with the temple square and the capitol. Nice area. You have a great view from the capitol of the whole city.

Salt Lake City
Temple square
Temple square
Temple square
Salt Lake City
The capitol
Salt Lake City
View from the capitol

Afternoon: drive to Yellowstone north entrance and sleep at Bozeman. ~6 hours drive

Day 2 

Direction the north entrance of Yellowstone at Gardiner. Visit of the hot springs at Mammoth Hot Spring and then walk/drive on the the north side of the park to enjoy and admire animals.

Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs
yellowstone
on the way to the northern side of the park

If the park would have been open we would have drive south through it but we had to go back to the north entrance.

Direction Jackson Hole ~4h30 drive

Day 3

Breakfast: at the Figs

Visit of the Elk Refuge at Jackson Hole and afternoon at Jackson Hole shopping, relaxing, walking. The Elk Refuge is a must if you like animals and if you want to approach them. Jackson Hole has plenty of things to shop or just enjoying a drink.

Elk Refuge
Elk Refuge
Elk Refuge
Elk Refuge
Elk Refuge
View from the Elk Refuge on Grand Teton Mountains
Elk Refuge
Elk Refuge

Lunch at the persephone bakery –> nice bakery where you can also have lunch. Out door tables and good service.

Dinner at Bin22 –> Wine and Beer restaurant, Tapas style. Expensive but can be good with friend for small appetite.

Evening at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. Nice atmosphere of the country and cowboys. A must to do in Jackson.

Day 4 

Breakfast: Lotus Cafe

Visit of Grand Teton National Park.

Grand Teton
Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton
Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton
Grand Teton National Park / Moose

Lunch by the river.

Unfortunately many things were closed due to the snow but still you can drive along the lake to enjoy the view and the beauty fullness of the nature. It’s just amazing. Eat by the river and walk down on some small path.

Dinner : Calico Restaurant –> great italian restaurant, affordable price for the region.

Day 5

Departure from Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City. ~4 hours drive

Visit of the Museum of Utah in the afternoon. This museum is more on the archaeological history of Utah than of the culture of the sate. Nice and complete museum. Well explained and well maintain. Great view also of Salt Lake City.