In Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, spectacular scenery combines with a genuine frontier history to create what we consider the real American West. The land is uncluttered and the setting is one of rugged beauty: the remote wilderness of Yellowstone’s Thorofare country, the soaring peaks of the Teton Range, and the geothermal activity sprouting from below the surface of the Earth.

There’s a little more modern civilization here than there was in years gone by, but this is still one of the few places in the U.S. where there are vast tracts of untouched wilderness. Make sure to take the time to experience it without the noise of cellphones, cars, and other trappings of the 21st century: Your hiking boots and water bottle may be the most important items in your luggage.

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