Yellowstone National Park

Location: Wyoming (a little over an hour away from Jackson Hole) Lodging: Jackson Lake Lodge in the Grand Teton National Park There are 9 Lodging options within the Yellowstone National Park. Best thing we did: We loved finishing the day with seeing Old Faithful! We took the entire day to drive through the Grand Loop. […]

Mesa Verde National Park

Location: Colorado (Southwest corner of Colorado) There is an overlook in the Park where you can see the across state lines into Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Lodging: Far View Lodge Best thing we did: Cliff Dwelling Tours led by the Park Rangers We learned a lot about the cliff dwellings here. They are the […]

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Location: Colorado (about a 4 hour drive south from Denver) Lodging: Great Sand Dunes Lodge in the Park Best thing we did: Climb to the top of the Dunes We were blown away by how massive the Dunes were and how many more were not visible until we climbed to the highest one and then […]

Grand Teton National Park

Location: Wyoming (just outside Jackson Hole) Lodging: Jackson Lake Lodge in the Park Best thing we did: Hike to Inspiration Point You begin at Jenny Lake trailhead. You board a boat and go across Jenny Lake and then get off at the dock and start your hike to Inspiration Point. It’s the most beautiful hike […]

Welcome to My National Park Travel Journal!

Welcome to my National Park Travel Journal! Just to fill you in on this, my husband and I have set a family goal to visit all 61 National Parks in the United States with my 4 boys before my oldest leaves for college. So that gives us about 7 years left to accomplish this goal! […]