Traveling to Yellowstone

Driving to Yellowstone is just as much fun as getting there! Download our Yellowstone Park map and check our road trip itinerary collection for your perfect vacation. You can choose from many different routes that make the trip almost as exciting as the adventures you’ll have when you arrive.

Best Road Trips to Yellowstone

Top road trips to Yellowstone

From North: Glacier National Park to Yellowstone
From West: Boise Idaho to Yellowstone
From South: Salt Lake City Utah to Yellowstone
From Southeast: Denver Colorado to Yellowstone
From East: Dakota Black Hills and Badlands to Yellowstone

Surrounding Yellowstone National Park are wonderful cities, towns, and regions to explore, spend the night, or find a great meal. Here are our suggestions for places to visit during your Yellowstone vacation.

Rocky Mountain NP Cub Lake by Ben Fullerton

Colorado – Stops on the Way to Yellowstone

On the south border of Wyoming is Colorado with all of its Rocky Mountain activities and charming cities big and small. Read More…


Idaho – Stops on the Way to Yellowstone

Just west of Yellowstone, Eastern Idaho is known for its wide open vistas, friendly communities, and the fertile soil that is home to the famous Idaho potato. The region offers year-round and off-the-beaten path activities for outdoor enthusiasts and families. Read More…


Montana – Stops on the Way to Yellowstone

With rolling hills and breathtaking trails Montana is a must-visit region of adventure. If you had a more relaxed vacation in mind, don’t worry because Montana also offers everything from Golf to local eateries. Read More…

Wild Horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

North Dakota – Stops on the Way to Yellowstone

Experience Badlands history and culture in Medora and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Read More…


South Dakota – Stops on the Way to Yellowstone

Wild West heritage, hot springs, geologic wonders, and presidential history await. Read More…


Utah – Stops on the Way to Yellowstone

From Salt Lake City to Arches National Park, Utah has everything to offer. Utah is known for its vibrant performing art scene and dramatic natural beauty. Read More…

Schwabacher's Landing in Grand Teton National Park

Wyoming – Stops on the Way to Yellowstone

Find adventure, explore culture, and delve into regional history in Wyoming. Read More…

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Great RV and Camping Info

We’re constantly looking for the best possible resources to make your RV vacation a success. You’ll find below links and information about everything from free (yes, really, FREE!) RV campsites to world-class travel guides. Dig in and find just what you need to create a memorable journey. We don’t just want to be your RV rental specialists. Our goal is to be our customers’ one-stop-shop for vacation information


Free (Or Nearly Free) Campgrounds!
You may have heard it’s expensive to park an RV at a campground. That’s simply not true! All across the USA, there are locations that allow free, or very inexpensive, overnight RV parking. The frugal RV camper can plan their trip using this link to a nationwide directory of free campsites. Stretch those vacation dollars by giving free campsites (and an economical RV rental from El Monte) a try!

Go Camping America!
Here’s a full-service site for both the new and the veteran camper. Go Camping America collects valuable links and tips for campsites nationwide, as well as reviews from campers like yourself. Be sure to stop here to get the ‘inside scoop’ on your next camping vacation.

Thousand Trails
Members of Thousand Trails enjoy the benefits of more than eighty private campgrounds throughout the United States and British Columbia. Dedicated to preserving the natural surroundings of their camping preserves, Thousand Trails offers such amenities as swimming pools, hiking trails, private fishing lakes and more to its members. Go out and read more about the beautiful accommodations available to their members, then let us know when you’re ready to rent your RV!

KOA Campgrounds
KOA Campgrounds offer some of the best services available to RV campers. Follow this link to find a one-stop resource for KOA sites across the US and Canada. Locate a campsite, check the amenities, and make your reservation, all from this camper-friendly website!

Passport America RV Campgrounds
More than 1400 campgrounds offer members of Passport America a 50% discount on their regular rates. Join Passport America and receive a free directory to all member campsites in Canada, Mexico and the USA. An El Monte RV rental and 50% off your campsite. What could be better?

RV and Camp Out West
We love this site, because it encourages RV campers to experience the beauty of California and Nevada! Chock full of travel guides, RV camp and campground information, and even a discount pass, RV and Camp Out West helps you plan the perfect trip to these two great Western States.


Frommer’s Travel Guidebooks
Since 1957, Frommer’s has been the name to trust in travel guidebooks! We’re proud to provide this link to one of the most comprehensive travel information sites on Earth! Experience a new location the way the locals do, and let Frommer’s help you learn how. When you start with a motorhome rental from El Monte RV, and follow the tips you’ll gain from Frommer’s, you’re going to have the trip of a lifetime!

Adventure Crossing Guides to National Parks
Did you know there are exciting video guides to help plan your next trip to a National Park? Thanks to the folks at Adventure Crossing, you can learn the highlights of selected parks on DVD. Happy viewing!

National Park Service
Don’t start your trip to one of our National Parks without checking in here first. The NPS website abounds with helpful information to maximize vacation enjoyment. Their state-by-state guide to every location operated by the National Park Service will have you planning your next trip as soon as get home!
This handy site, part of the Federal E-Government Initiative, offers campers information about Federal recreation sites in every state. Book a campsite, plan your itinerary or just learn more about the exciting activities available, it’s all there, ready to serve you, on