Insider tips to see Yellowstone
- Duration 6:54
- Date Jan 27, 2012
Insider tips to see Yellowstone
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Is a great place to go it's been around a 140 years and that -- Crandall says it's better have.
-- -- -- I caddie and I think you -- -- -- front nine -- -- wolf there are plenty of sites to see in this national heart.
And you don't have to leave this state to see some big -- most wondrous creations.
It's one of our national treasures.
I've -- to Africa and come back to Yellowstone they don't have anything over on us welcome to a magical land.
Called Yellowstone National Park so it early morning sunrise trip through Lamar valley to spot the walls.
Despite the grizzly bears bison and elk it's really -- neat way to start your day.
The director of Austin mean an adventurous -- Austin says now is a great time -- visit.
Or revisit our country's first national park you've got geothermal features.
More geothermal features in the rest of the world combined you've got the wildlife you've got the western history you've got geography and geology I mean it really is fascinating place.
Specially for young kids -- your vacation schedule is flexible.
Austin who lives in Montana recommends visiting in September.
A lot of the -- have gone home and allow like for a little bit more adventurous the spot exert more frequent Austin says by traveling through the park with -- tour operator like his company.
Guess will go behind the scenes of popular attractions.
Like a Grand Canyon -- -- Yellowstone.
It's probably the most visited site in the park but instead -- coming in the front door.
We do a beautiful trail through the back country and come in the back door and and we really don't see anybody until we actually go -- links.
Creating a unique experience.
To -- sites and animals for even visitors who have -- -- They incoming to the park for years it takes a bit of a trained eye especially when you're talking walls because they're usually at a distance.
And then we'll set up spotting Scopes and really zero in on -- be -- to see it at all you'll see black bears brown bears bison.
Elk deer primary -- she coyotes wolves it's just really amazing -- like a trip to a wide open -- And often says unlike as do you wanna -- -- more than just a day -- in fact he recommends at least a couple of days to really -- and the whole experience.
Yeah I you have a lot of advice on how to maximize your trip to Yellowstone and -- going to be in this article on foxnews.com that's -- -- be posted on the site later today.
But one of your tips is don't spend too little time allow a lot of time.
Exactly at least three days is what he recommends and also keep in mind that's three days of exploring the -- doesn't mean driving around the park.
You want to drive to a destination with an.
Get out of the car go on a hike a wanna -- Made it on horseback ride or a boat trip down the river.
Season really experience it feel it smell it all of those things have really take it and you can't really get at all from the car -- have only you could stay in the park.
Yes there are several hotels in the park.
You of them are quite old and pack one comes from before -- nineteen.
That they've been renovated don't expect though to see things like.
Internet or TVs phones.
They don't have that kind of stuff you know -- -- so that's right don't know what I -- yeah I'm -- a you know my name's Tracy nearby rivers that are now I want they play.
The time that -- it's to keep you enough serene experience that you really taking it and and being a part.
The natural environment that is Yellowstone.
The other option is campaign but the campgrounds book early and they get crowded they didn't wanna look at least six months in advance it's quite a ways.
On but to make sure that you can get and he also recommends.
-- outside the part of -- going to go camping because really inside it's so crowded that he says the tents are just right on top of another.
Which if you're going to get up early stuff -- I this is a disaster -- For a lot of people who maybe want a more open space experience.
So he recommends going to.
By the galaxy river red -- campground you don't just outside the park really only thirty minutes away -- -- a much better experience okay you all unplugged it.
Patty and we're we're just like this all the time yeah I mean just -- finalize everything.
-- a little anxious just the thought of not having those things that I -- -- very liberating you also say be prepared for anything including snow in July.
Yes it's pretty crazy the weather there is such a pleasure it's such a high elevation here about 7000 feet.
He just never know what to expect so we need to expected anything and everything that means snow -- even in those summer bring -- a blanket bring along a jacket.
-- and and then of course if you're going in the winter you really need to be prepared.
And watching weather forecasts and you can go alone or you also recommend getting these -- tour is led by Rangers.
Yes it's kind of a cool idea there's two different ways to do additional long range -- tourists.
Which are provided by the National Park Service where you're really planning aaron's record itinerary but then you can tag along with some of their adventures like spotted wolves or something like -- On another option with two to go with a tour groups such as the -- -- adventures.
And what they do is they have a full package.
Where they've got -- hotels here meals a tour guide going with you and it's one guy for every six people so it's a pretty intimate -- And also when you're in that type of situation you're doing the back door to a lot of things such as.
The Grand Canyon at the atlas sound they don't take you up -- -- -- for everyone else says.
What I am told is that they go through a back hike to get to it -- and -- people until you're at the end of the -- So it's kind of cool experience that he -- and there or if you really want to instill this in your kids that this is something that is important in the national treasure.
It's kinda way to help.
Take that trip to the next level right you mentioned kids yes how is a lot of hiking and stuff involved though I -- is it is -- kid friendly for younger kids or.
-- the -- party your kids.
I think you can definitely take younger kids in fact this morning it's just looking at -- photos from week we went.
My siblings are probably three and four seasons -- -- -- profit obviously -- curtail the activities to fit what they're gonna do we -- fishing a host an extraneous hike yeah so you just wanna make sure that it's appropriate.
And especially talk with a guide or talk with a range LA tour -- operators now now let's fast break people in your -- Okay never Crandall and again -- this article is on foxnews.com you just don't click on the travel tab and that's one of the articles that you'll find there and of this article will be hosted by the end of today.
And -- -- I'd like to go check out Yellowstone now also a great job.
Sounds like a fun place ahead thanks a lot for joining us and it.