There are tons of fantastic parks and public lands in Idaho and Montana. For Montana parks not too far from Idaho, look into Big Arm State Park or Bannack State Park. Both offer campgrounds or nearby lodging, and senior citizen discounts. For Idaho, try Bear Lake State Park or Castle Rocks State Park. Senior discounts are available but please note that discounts must be processed by phone. Idaho is also full of national forests--a great destination while you're in the area--such as Clearwater National Forest. Click on the parks' Official URLs for more details about discounts and lodging. Enjoy!
Seasonality/Weather The park is open daily, year-round. Mesa Verde National Park has mild to hot weather during summer months. During some winters, the weather is also mild. Snow storms can occur as late as May and as early as October, but usually both of these months are pleasant. June through ...READ MORE
Horsetooth Reservoir has full electirc RV hook-ups at their Inlet Bay and South Bay campgrounds, as detailed on the Horsetooth Reservoir Campgrounds page. Please note a park entrance permit is required and camping reservations should be made at least three days in advance.
Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977, Timberline Lodge is one of Oregon’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing nearly two million visitors every year. Considered an architectural wonder, it’s still being used for its original intent—a magnificent ski lodge and mountain retreat for all to enjoy. Self-guided tours are ...READ MORE
Buckhorn Lodge Relax in front of one of the copper-hooded fireplaces or simply enjoy the fresh mountain air on the veranda. Each of the 36 rooms features private balconies or patios so you can enjoy your personal view of the lake or mountains. Rooms become available by late afternoon. Check-out ...READ MORE
We suggest taking your time and choosing 3-4 parks to really enjoy, plus taking in some sights along the way. Your trip will lead you right through the heart of the Grand Circle, a collection of seven national parks, eight national monuments, numerous state parks, scenic byways, historical sites, prehistoric Indian ruins, colorful ghost towns and stunning geologic formations. Take some time to explore some of these places, including Zion, Canyonlands and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.
Also check out this list of park-by-park highlights in the Grand Circle.
The park doesn't have an open/closing time.....During parts of the year certain facilities will be closed. http://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/hours.htm check this link to see hours for visitor centers.
Do realize that it is approximately a nine hour driver from Denver to Grand Teton.