Did you know that Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the United States? It was established in 1872 as the first formally protected piece of land in the country. Located just north of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, it’s known for abundant wildlife, famous geysers, and spectacular scenery. If visiting this national park is on your bucket list, you’re in luck! The journey is just as wonderful as the destination. We’ve listed everything you need to know about traveling from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone. Don’t forget to consult our complimentary Vacation Guide for more things to see and do during your trip!
Jackson Hole to Yellowstone: The Ultimate Mini Road Trip
The Drive to Yellowstone
The southern portion of Yellowstone National Park is just a 60-minute drive from Jackson Hole! It’s also the most geographically unique part of the park. Guests can explore the Yellowstone Caldera (also known as the Yellowstone Supervolcano) which features geothermal hot spots, hot springs, geysers, and “mud pots.” You’ll even find some amazing waterfalls in this area. We are happy to recommend great hiking trails and off-the-beaten-path driving tours before you begin your journey!
Things to Do on the Way to Yellowstone
The route from Bentwood Inn to Yellowstone takes you through gorgeous Grand Teton National Park, often referred to as “Yellowstone’s little sister.” With beautiful geographical features like sky-high mountains, sprawling lakes, and deep canyons, this park is a must-see when you visit the Wild West. There are also tons of things to do in Grand Teton National Park such as scenic drives, backcountry hikes, cycling, and wildlife tours. We highly recommend making a stop on the way to Yellowstone!
Traveling From Jackson Hole to Old Faithful
Old Faithful, located 1.5 hours north of Bentwood Inn, is the most famous geyser in the world! This spectacular attraction is well worth the drive. Every 93 minutes, Old Faithful blasts almost 8,000 gallons of boiling water into the air—a phenomenon that takes place for up to five minutes. Although it’s not the largest or tallest geyser in the park, Old Faithful has become one of the most iconic landmarks in national park history. After viewing Old Faithful, spend another hour or so strolling the boardwalk that winds around numerous hot spots and mud pots.
When to Visit Yellowstone
The best time to visit Yellowstone National Park is between April and May or September and November. These seasons offer mild weather and fewer crowds. July and August are the most popular months to visit, as kids are out of school and the weather is warm.
After a fun-filled day of national park adventures, head back to our Jackson Hole B&B to rest up in one of our beautiful rooms. Each of our uniquely decorated accommodations features eco-friendly toiletries, plush bathrobes, and much more. You’ll even be treated to a delicious bistro breakfast the next morning! You’ll love exploring our premium amenities like a concierge service, 3-story river rock fireplace, and back deck with firepit. There’s truly no better place to stay. We can’t wait to hear all about your adventures from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone!