America's first National Park, Yellowstone contains an incomparable combination of natural beauty, rugged wilderness, and abundant wildlife. Nearby, Grand Teton National Park is renowned for its magnificent, jagged, snow-capped peaks. The Compass American Guide to these parks is chock-full of dazzling photos of the majestic geysers, lakes, and wildlife that make them unlike any places on earth.
UNIQUE DESIGN: Fodor’s Compass American Guides is a unique series that features an eye-catching and reader-friendly design, inside and out. Beloved for their stunning photography, the Compass guides capture the best images of the national parks alongside the indispensible practical information that sets Fodor’s guides apart.
NEW THIS EDITION: Fully updated coverage of the parks' renovated lodging along with new dining, lodging, and shopping reviews for the nearby gateway towns ensure that travelers receive the most up-to-date information on Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.
ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: This new edition teems with gorgeous photographs of Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons’ renowned picturesque scenery. Travelers can learn all about exploring the upper and lower loops of Yellowstone, and hiking the best trails in the Grand Tetons. Illustrated features highlight the famed geothermal features of Yellowstone, winter activities, and the parks' geology, flora, and fauna. The full-color photographs throughout every section not only illustrate the parks' beauty but also make the guide a memorable keepsake.
ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: The photo-rich top experiences along with extensive information on getting into and around the parks help travelers budget their time. Clear, easy-to-read maps show sights, topography, and trailheads, while a special chapter on flora, fauna, and geography is a handy reference tool.
DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Compass: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
ABOUT FODOR’S AUTHORS: Fodor's Compass Yellowstone and the Grand Teton National Parks is written and photographed by local experts.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.