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Yellowstone & Tetons trip a Backroads favorite



BERKELEY, CA (March 2008)—Backroads multisport adventures to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are as spectacular as world-renowned Old Faithful and as awe-inspiring as the towering Rockies. Guests can choose to relax in the comfort of historic lodges on Inn trips or to sleep under the stars on Deluxe Camping adventures.

Since launching its first trip to Death Valley in 1979, Backroads has known that the best way to see America’s national parks is to experience them actively. And Backroads offers more activities, more flexibility and more national park itineraries (27) than any other active tour operator.

Backroads selects the perfect blend of activities in each national park to showcase its natural attractions.  For example, the Yellowstone and Teton trips include biking past buffalo to Old Faithful, experiencing remote geothermal activity while kayaking on Yellowstone Lake, hiking in the Tetons to see wildlife such as moose and bison, and the grand finale of white-water rafting on the Snake River.

Such in-depth and colorful exploration has made the Yellowstone and Teton adventure rank as the most popular multisport trip among all Backroads trips worldwide.  There are plenty of options to choose from with specific departures for adults, families and singles+solo travelers. This destination is also ideally suited for private trips as well.

Yellowstone & Teton Casual Inns
June-August; 6 days, 5 nights; From $2,698; Adults, Family, Solo

Yellowstone & Teton Deluxe Camping
June-August; 6 days, 5 nights; From $1,998; Adults, Family, Solo

Here’s a look at other National Parks trips offered by Backroads:

The West

From the unspoiled beauty of Alaska’s Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks to the dramatic grandeur of Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii, and Yosemite and Death Valley in California, the West is abundant in world-class active vacation opportunities—and Backroads has captured the best.  New destinations in 2008 are California’s Redwood National Park, featuring camping among towering ancient trees, and Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park.

The Southwest

Utah and Arizona abound with active options for exploring Bryce, Zion and the Grand Canyon, where ever-changing orange, amber and red sandstone always dazzles. As on all Backroads trips, travelers can hike and bike long miles or just a few, with the support van always close by. Overnights are spent on canyon rims in historic park lodges or camping in spectacular settings.

Rocky Mountains

In Montana’s Glacier National Park, travelers can opt for a biking, hiking or multisport trip amid vast acres of pristine wilderness, where black bears, bald eagles and bighorn sheep play

Northeast Atlantic

Maine’s Acadia National Park is a unique and idyllic setting on Mount Desert Island. With 120 miles of hiking trails and 45 miles of historic car-free carriage roads (commissioned by John D. Rockefeller Jr.) there’s no lack of routes to explore by bike, on foot or from a sea kayak on Penobscot Bay.

Backroads was founded in 1979 by Tom Hale and has grown to be the world’s #1 active travel company, with the most destinations, itineraries and annual departures in the active travel industry. There are more than 1,700 scheduled departures in 2008. For ten consecutive years, Backroads has been ranked among the Top Ten tour operators in the prestigious Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards as voted on by travelers worldwide. Backroads is also a founding member of the prestigious Adventure Collection. Open daily, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time. Call 800-462-2848 or visit the Web site at


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