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See Yellowstone––by bike
Photo courtesy of Xanterra Parks and Resorts; written by Loren Mooney

See Yellowstone––by bike

Nearly a million people visit Yellowstone in July. By September, half that number are back to the daily grind, leaving you, the bugling elk, and whoever else may be roaming. A bike trip led by Western Spirit Cycling covers 30 to 50 miles per day, a surprisingly doable distance when you stop often for bubbling mudpots, sulfuric geysers, and cascading falls. At the slower pace, time seems to elongate. When you tuck into bed at one of the national park’s classic lodge hotels, you’ll think, Was today really only one day? 5 days $2,195; westernspirit.com

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