With the winter months feeling longer than ever, many of us traveling types start to feel the cabin fever setting in. With the overuse of electronic devices consuming our every move, sometimes you just need to get away from it all. Whether it’s alone, with your significant, other or your kids, everyone can use a break from the daily grind and take a week to recharge. If you’re a first time RVer or a seasoned RV Renter, we have some ideas on where you can take your Sonny’s RV Rental this winter! Feeling adventurous? We’ve got a route mapped out for you to take.
Bighorn National Forest
First stop Bighorn National Forest. Now that you’ve got your Sonny’s Rental RV all you need to do is head north on Interstate 25 and down highway 14 all the way to Bighorn National Forest. It seems like a popular and well loved destination as it has a 5 star rating on Tripadvisor. This national forest is home to the Bighorn Mountain, which is the little sister of the well known Rocky Mountains. You’ll find a diverse landscape of grasslands, alpine meadows, pristine lakes, valleys beautifully carved from the glaciers, miles of rolling hills and mountain walls. This national forest offers 30 campgrounds, 189,000 acres of wilderness accompanied by 1,200 miles of beautiful hiking trails. Find your peace and serenity while being surrounded spectacular beauty.
Yellowstone National Park
Head West on highway 14 all the way to Yellowstone National Park. This nationally renowned park offers everything you could imagine and more. The diversity of wildlife is vast and offers the world’s largest concentration of Geysers. A pure wonderland of wilderness, wildlife and miles of mountains. You’re going to want to bring a good camera with you; the winter months usually bring crisp clear night skies, so lay back, relax and gaze into the miraculous milkyway. There is so much to see at Yellowstone that you’ll probably want to stay for a few days. The park is home to 67 species of Mammals, 330 species of Birds, 16 species of Fish, 5 Species of Amphibians and 6 species of Reptiles…OH MY! This park certainly has it all, and we highly recommend going at least once in your lifetime.
Grand Teton National Park
Next stop on your Sonny’s Rental Roadtrip is the Grand Teton National Park. You can take highway 191 south to the get there. Be prepared for some of the most beautiful mountain ranges and crystal clear lakes you’ve ever seen. The park elevates from 6,320 feet to 13,770 feet with a gorgeous backdrop of the Grand Teton Mountain Range. You’ll find plenty activities to do while you’re here. Some of the activities offered are boating, fishing, snowmobiling, overnight backpacking and more. In the winter, a popular activity at the park is cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. There are many different kinds of wildlife to see as well and great spots to view them; such as Oxbow Bend, where you can see bald eagles. american white pelicans and moose roaming freely in their natural habitats. This spot is perfect for the outdoor extraordinaire.
Lava Hot Springs
If you’re feeling particularly adventurous cross into Idaho and unwind at the Lava Hot Springs. These natural geothermal hot springs range from 102 degrees to 112 degrees. What a perfect way to spend a cold winter night! This family friendly destination offers an indoor aquatic center and Portneuf Kiddie Cove that are open all year round!
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
On your way back to Casper, Wyoming make sure you make one last stop at the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. This national forest covers over 3 million acres spanning across southeastern Idaho, all the way from Montana, Utah and the borders of Wyoming. Throughout this beautiful landscape you’ll find cascading waterfalls along cliffs of ancient volcanic rock. There are many hiking trails to help you explore the gorgeous forest of pine and fir trees. The ecological system is very diverse containing 16 subsections. The wildlife you may encounter include, the Black bear, grizzly bears, mountain lions, bison, elk, and more. This forest has lots of diversity and will keep you plenty busy!
Last stop is Casper, Wyoming to return your RV rental. Maybe now that you’ve been able to experience the joy of RVing, you may feel inclined to start looking for an RV of your own. Good thing we have many different types of RVs to choose from! We carry a great selection of new and used travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, folding campers and motorhomes. Make sure you take a look around while you’re here!
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