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Grand Teton National Park

Park-hop in an RV: Grand Teton & Yellowstone Parks, Wyoming

Tracks & Trails greatly simplifies the process of vacationing at a national park in a motor home, taking care of RV rentals, campground bookings and more. The 7- to 10-day Best of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks trip (offered May to September) begins and ends in Jackson, Wyoming. In Yellowstone, spot wolves, elk, bison, grizzlies and the famous Old Faithful geyser; at Grand Teton, go canoeing on Jenny Lake, where the mountains are reflected in the mirrorlike surface of the water. (Yes, really.)

Gearing up
You can't change lanes quickly in an RV: Designate a navigator with binoculars in the passenger seat to help you anticipate exits and turns. Aim to reach campsites well before dark.

Cost
Rates start at $4,210 for a family of 4, including RV rental, campground reservations, itinerary, hotel stay, guided tour of Yellowstone with lunch and admission to Grizzly Discovery Center. Call 800-247-0970; tracks-trails.com.

What's nearby
Jackson Hole is a classic frontier town. Catch mock shoot-outs in the square, and watch cowboys at Jackson Hole Rodeo (adults, $15; kids 4-12, $9; jacksonholerodeo.us).

More RVing Options

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado: American Wanderer customizes guided family trips from Denver, May to June and mid-August to mid-October. Four-night trips start at $1,100 for a family of 4, including RV and all meals; rvcampforkids.com.

Or rent your own RV (see gorving.com for dealers and routes), and head to:

Outer Banks, North Carolina: Sleep at Cape Hatteras KOA campground; sites range from $70 to $90 per night; koa.com/campgrounds.

Santa Barbara, California: Park at Ocean Mesa Campground, overlooking the Pacific; RV sites are $70 to $90 per night; oceanmesa.com.

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