150 Years of Yellowstone & 50 Years of Friendships

In 1972, Yellowstone National Park celebrated 100 years as the first national park in the world. For a group of Old Faithful Inn employees arriving from around the country, it would be the beginning of a bond that would go well beyond Yellowstone’s centennial summer.

Heading West Along the Oregon Trail

For adventurers who are also history buffs, following along the iconic Oregon Trail is the perfect summer road trip. Take a journey back in time and retrace the steps of the early settlers of the American West.

Cirque of the Towers – A Wind River Range Gem

While the trip up Wyoming Highway 191 is one of the American West classics, traveling through the marvelous scenery and abundant wildlife zones of the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park, you’ll want to budget some extra time to add the phenomenal Wind River Range into your next trip.

Where in the West Should I Go? • 52 Places to Visit in 2022

From cities and towns to national parks and lesser-known landscapes, this inaugural special section has your 2022 travel through the West covered! We’ve curated a list of 52 places to visit this year – four in each of the 13 states we cover. If you travel at a breakneck pace, that’s one a week. Let this guide serve as inspiration and enjoy the West!

Wasatch Wandering: The Lesser-Known Side of Utah

Those who explore Utah in the warmer months can also discover green valleys lush with wildflowers, beautiful fresh lakes surrounded by dramatic peaks and alpine forests with wildlife wandering through the trees.

See Inside Lake Powell’s Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Dam was built primarily to store excess Colorado River water during wet years, so it could be released during dry spells and used to generate power. Now, with aridification depriving the river of those excess flows, both functions are imperiled.

Road Trip Playlists

We’ve put together four 12-song playlists for you, totaling nearly three hours of music – perfect timing for trips from Reno to Napa Valley, Portland to Bend or Santa Fe to Gallup.