10 Hikes to Go On While At Yellowstone National Park

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Are you going to Yellowstone National Park this summer and looking for a guide on great hikes to go on while you’re there? Then you’re reading the right article. Yellowstone possesses over 40 different hikes and more than 900 miles of trails that will accommodate everyone’s hiking needs. Some hikes are longer and more challenging, while others are less than a mile long and easy enough for a family to tackle.

With so many hikes available it’s hard to say what hikes are the best, but here is a list of 10 hikes to go on regardless:

1. Fairy Falls

First on the list is Fairy Falls. This hike is pretty easy and leads you to a spectacular waterfall. Once you get to the trailhead from the parking lot, you’ll walk through a lodgepole pine forest. Once you reach the falls, you can walk an extra half mile to see some geysers. Round trip is about six miles long.

2. Clear Lake/Ribbon Lake Loop

Next is Clear Lake/Ribbon Lake Loop and it’s also a pretty easy hike. It winds through meadows and forest, and passes by three backcountry lakes. You can hike to Clear Lake (3.0 miles), Lily Pad Lake (4.0 miles), or do the full loop (6.0 miles). Clear Lake is a hydrothermal area so be sure to stay on the trail.

Read 5 Best Things to do in Yellowstone

3. Mystic Falls

Mystic falls is cool because it starts just north of Old Faithful. The trail basically climbs pretty steeply to an overlook of the falls. If you want to make a loop hike, you can go a quarter of a mile farther and continue on the trail until it meets Little Firehole Meadows Trail. The trail is about 2.0 miles long.

4. Storm Point

After Mystic Falls is Storm Point. This hike starts at Indian Pond and then crosses a meadow and forest before reaching the tip of Storm Point. Once you reach Storm Point you’ll find great views of Yellowstone Lake and the surrounding mountains. The hike is about 2.3 miles round trip and a pretty easy hike.

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5. Lone Star Geyser

Lone Star Geyser also starts near Old Faithful and features a geyser. The trailhead starts at Kepler Casacades pullout and follows the Firehole River until you reach the geyser. Lone Star Geyser erupts every three hours at a height of 30-45 feet.  The hike is about 4.8 miles round trip.

6. Elephant Back Mountain

Elephant Back Mountain is also a great hiking trail. It’s moderately difficult and total distance is about 3.5 miles. This trail climbs for a mile or so and takes you through a lodgepole pine forest before reaching a junction. If you continue another half mile you’ll be able to see Yellowstone Lake.

Read What You Need to Know About the 2017 Solar Eclipse

7. Riddle Lake

Riddle Lake is another easy hike and the total distance is about 5 miles round trip. It crosses the continental divide and runs through the forest and marshy meadows to a little lake. This trail is usually open until July so check with park rangers before trying to hike it.

8. Shoshone Lake

Shoeshone Lake hiking trail is about 5.8 miles round trip. The trail runs along the edge of the forest and through open meads to the lake. You might see a moose while you’re there so keep an eye out.

9. Mount Washburn

For you hikers who like a more strenuous hike, this is a great one for you. The climb for this trail is about 1,400 feet as you ascend up the mountain. The crowning feature of this hike is reaching the top of the mountain and seeing a panoramic view of about 20-50 miles in all directions. Additionally, you’ll see wildflowers and possibly some bighorn sheep. You can expect the hike to be about 6 miles long round trip.

10. Pelican Creek

Pelican Creek is also a great trail. You’ll start at Pelican Creek bridge near the Fishing Bridge Visitor Center, and make your way through the forest and follow the creek. This trail is about half a mile long.

2017 Solar Eclipse

What You Need to Know About the 2017 Solar Eclipse

The last time a total solar eclipse swept from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the United States was still involved in World War I. Back then, thousands of people watched the solar eclipse. Now, officials expect hundreds of thousands to watch it. Here are a few things you need to know about the upcoming solar eclipse.

Thousands came to the 1918 solar eclipse

Solar Eclipse – Need-To-Know Facts

It’s happening on August 21. Scientists have been able to predict this particular eclipse for hundreds of years; it’s a big deal. Now, we know exactly where the eclipse will happen from minute to minute. The sun will cross Southeast Idaho at 11:30.

It won’t last long. Because they travel at over 2,000 miles per hour, the shadows won’t stay to hang out. Even if you’re at the center of the path, you’ll only see it for two and a half minutes.

The stars will come out. During the short period of totality, the sky will turn dark as the shadow of the moon races towards you. You’ll get to experience a sunset and sunrise in the middle of the day. While embraced in the shadow of the moon, stars and planets will come out from hiding and be completely visible.

Total solar eclipse

Utah Will Travel

Utah is well outside the zone of totality. The majority of Utah will only experience a 91% solar eclipse, which is a lot less than it sounds. Without solar glasses, most people won’t even notice it’s happening. Everybody from Utah who wishes to see it will have to travel. Luckily, they only have to travel a few hours. The southern half of the path passes through Shelley and Idaho Falls.

Idaho will be a great place for the solar eclipse

There’s Still Some Uncertainty

Two things are uncertain: the weather and because of that, the number of people flooding into the area. Depending on the weather, local government officials expect between fifty thousand and one million people to flock to Southeast Idaho and West Wyoming. While this might cause some traffic jams and problems with the cell phone service, it will be well worth it to see this once-in-a-lifetime event.

For more information, visit: https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/idaho/

 

Five Creative Ways To Save Money For Traveling This Year

 

Over the last couple of years, people from all over the world are spending more and more money on traveling, and less and less on fun items. This is especially true for the millennial generation. Think about the last time you got on one of your social media accounts. How many posts were about a friend you know who traveled to China, Hawaii, or Mexico?  The trend that was once about having the coolest car, video game console, or most stylish dress, is now about making memories through travel.

Another question you might ask is, how can all my friends afford to travel, and how can I? There isn’t one simple answer to these questions. Some people might not actually have the money but do it anyways. Some people might have saved up for months. Regardless of how they do it, there are many creative ways you can save to do it also. Here are five creative ways to save money to travel to that dream location more often.

Sign Up for Rewards Credit Cards

One of the biggest expenses in traveling is the airline tickets. Plane tickets to many of the great tourism locations around the world cost anywhere between $500-$1200. During the last several years, many credit card companies have offered frequent flyer mile rewards to those individuals who expend monthly fees on their credit cards and pay them off. After one to two years, you can earn enough points to travel places for free.

If you have the discipline to put all your expenses on a credit card each month and not go over your monthly budget, then look into rewards credit cards. The key is being able to pay it off each month, or it’s not going to be worth it.

Open a Dedicated Savings Account

Another idea is to open a savings account that is dedicated only to traveling. Make sure in the initial setup stage to see if there are any balance penalties, and then set up automatic transfers at the beginning of each month. By setting up automatic transfers, you make sure you save for traveling or emergency savings,  and then the remaining amounts go towards other expenses. Each month your account will start to grow, and that money will be set aside specifically for traveling when the time presents itself.

The Trusty Change Jar

Perhaps the easiest and least recognized way of saving is by “collecting your pennies.” In the article Nine Creative Ways to Save for a Vacation, Ed Hewitt shared a story of when he took a large pretzel jar full of change to bank, and came home with about $500. The next time you have spare change, grab a jar and start putting your coins in it. You could have the same result.

Sell Your Stuff

When was the last time you walked through your home and noticed that you don’t use half of the things you own? Now’s the time to get rid of it all. Host a garage sale or go with the online route and post it all on craigslist, eBay, or Facebook garage sale groups. Facebook groups are very easy to use and reach a much larger audience.

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At Salt Lake Express we offer the best shuttle service prices around. We can get you from Southeast Idaho to Salt Lake City for $29 or from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas for only $19. With fares this low, it’s a no-brainer to spend less and take the Express. Plus, if you sign up for our newsletter, we’ll send you monthly discount codes to help you out even more. Happy saving, and happy traveling!

Events in SLC this summer

Top Events in SLC This Summer

Due to the hot summer days and the warm summer nights, Salt Lake City is a hotspot for events during the summer.  From concerts to sports to plays, there are enough events in SLC to keep the whole family entertained.

Concerts

Two concert events stand out above the rest this summer – the Vans Warped Tour and the U92 Summer Jam. Although Sammy Adams and American Authors are two of the most well-known artists in the lineup, the Vans Warped Tour welcomes over 60 artists to the Utah State Fairpark on June 24. Tickets are currently selling for around $30.

http://vanswarpedtour.com/dates/salt-lake-city/

Likewise, the U92 Summer Jam has the city buzzing. Chris Brown is coming to Salt Lake City for the first time in his career, and he’s bringing Kid Ink with him. Both are expected to release an album before they come on July 15. Hosted at the Gallivan Center, tickets are available for $50.

https://u92slc.com/life/u92-toyota-summer-jam-2017/

In addition to those, other popular concerts this summer include David Archuleta (June 17, Kenley Amphitheater), Jason Mraz (June 20, Red Butte Garden), X Ambassadors (July 3, Deer Valley Outdoor Amphitheatre), and Green Day (August 7, USANA Amphitheatre).

Chris Brown is sure to be the most popular of all the events in SLC

Sports

Another powerhouse is coming to Salt Lake City. Legendary Manchester United, winners of 20 titles in England and three European championships, is coming on July 17. Because it’s one of the most popular teams in the world, this game is sure to be a sell-out. Fans will come from all over to watch the famous Premier League team. Tickets are already selling for over $100.

https://www.rsl.com/post/2017/03/21/real-salt-lake-and-rio-tinto-stadium-host-manchester-united-july-17

Nitro Circus returns to its home this summer! On June 24, the team returns to what they call their “spiritual home” for the first ever Nitro World Games. Featuring Travis Pastrana, the biggest stars will compete at Rice-Eccles stadium for seven gold medals. Tickets are selling for around $60.

http://nitrocircus.com/tour-info/nitro-world-games/

Coupled with these special events, Real Salt Lake and the Salt Lake Bees have many games throughout the entire summer.

Nitro Circus returns home - one of the events in SLC

Plays

A couple of famous plays make their way into the popular events in SLC this summer. Beauty and the Beast (the live musical) and Dirty Dancing are both presented during June. Beauty and the Beast tickets are selling for around $30, while Dirty Dancing tickets are closer to $70.

https://holdmyticket.com/event/263121

https://www.broadway-at-the-eccles.com/events/dirty-dancing

Events in SLC

If you’re looking to stay busy this summer, Salt Lake City is obviously the place to be. With many different concerts, sports, plays, and more, there are enough events in SLC to keep the entire family entertained.

Things to do in St. George for Cheap

St. George, Utah is one of the best cities in the world for inexpensive activities. Outdoor activities reign supreme. Because of temperatures that average over 70 degrees seven months of the year, people are always looking for new things to do. Here’s a list of 10 inexpensive ideas of things to do in St. George.

Zion National Park

Zion National Park could have a list of ten things to do just by itself. This world-famous national park is just 45 minutes from downtown St. George. Because the whole family can experience some of the best hiking, backpacking, climbing, and biking in the world, it comes at a cost – $25 per car.

Zion National Park is a world-famous park in St. George's backyard

Pioneer Park / Dixie Rock

Similarly, Pioneer Park is 52 acres of the famous red rocks of Utah. Feel free to explore the hills and cracks, or climb up Dixie Rock for a view that overlooks St. George.

Snow Canyon State Park

If you think Zion National Park is too big, and Pioneer Park is too small, Snow Canyon State Park will be just right. With all of the same features as the other two, some people prefer Snow Canyon State Park because it’s often overlooked by the common tourist. Just 20 minutes away from St. George, Snow Canyon State Park is popular among locals.

https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/snow-canyon/

Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Because of the rapid expansion of southern Utah, the government took action in 1996. Over 60,000 acres were set aside to protect plants and animals alike. The desert tortoise, Gila monster, and other snakes and reptiles are often found here. The visitor center is open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Gila Monsters are common in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Chuckawalla Climbing Wall

The Chuckawalla Climbing Wall is located at the beginning of the Chuckawalla trailhead. Climbers of any skill level can climb here, making it one of the most popular climbing areas in the state.

Coyote Gulch Art Village

So, you’ve had enough of the red rocks? While that’s what most of the outdoor activities in St. George entail, there are other things to do in St. George. The Coyote Gulch Art Village is a fun place to explore and experience Utah’s Kayenta Community. The art village is open to the public and free, although the actual art is very expensive.

http://www.coyotegulchartvillage.com/

St. George Tabernacle

There’s a strong Latter-day Saint (Mormon) culture in St. George, dating back more than 150 years. A white temple stands tall in the St. George landscape. Anybody is able to walk around the grounds, but only members of the church are able to actually go inside. Because of that, many people choose to visit the St. George Tabernacle instead. The tabernacle opened over 140 years ago and is now a historic St. George building. Close to the city center, the tabernacle is a nice place to stop by to experience a little bit of the history of St. George.

Parks on every corner

St. George and neighboring cities have worked hard to make sure parks are central to the outdoor life in St. George. Families can spend a warm afternoon at any one of the many parks in the city.

Parks are found everywhere - just one of many things to do in Saint George

Events

Since it’s over 70 degrees for seven months out of the year, there’s always something going on in St. George! Click on the link below to find a month-by-month list of all of the different events going on in this busy city.

https://www.visitstgeorge.com/calendar/2017/05/

Outdoor Activities

While on this list were specific places about where to hike, backpack, climb, and mountain bike, St. George (and all of southern Utah) is your playground. Get outside, head any direction, experience the diversity of the beautiful landscape of southern Utah. There’s plenty of things to do in St. George.

 

A Weekend Getaway to St. George, Utah

 

Need a weekend getaway from the stresses of everyday life? St. George, Utah is a great escape location full of complete relaxation and amazing activities. You’ll experience warm sunny weather, gorgeous scenery, hiking, art, heavenly food, and so much more.

St. George is located in southern Utah. It enjoys a desert climate with mild winters and over 300 days of sunshine per year. The town is surrounded by red rock summits and deep canyons. It’s within a two-hour drive of the Grand Canyon, an hour to Zion National Park, and 90 minutes to Las Vegas. Lastly, the elevation changes from 2,860 feet in St. George to over 10,000 feet just 20 miles north.things-to-do-in-st-george-utah-getaway

Read Top 5 Hiking Trails in St. George

Downtown St. George itself hosts community events, concerts, and street fests each month. Town Square and the Red Hill Golf Course alone make it a worthwhile stay. To get started on the ultimate weekend getaway, below are some great ideas of places to stay, eat, and experience.

 

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Places to Stay

There are three places we recommend to stay, ranging from from least expensive to most expensive. First is The Best Western Plus Abbey Inn and Suites. It has an indoor whirlpool spa, a heated outdoor pool, exercise room, and guest laundry. Next is Inn On The Cliff which is moderately expensive, but well worth the cost. It was featured by trivago.com in an article as one of 18 spectacular hotels that must be added to any bucket list. It is known for “simply luxurious rooms” and an enhanced cliff side view overlooking St. George. Finally, and most expensive, is Red Mountain Resort. It is one of the most luxurious destination spa resorts. Features include daily guided morning hikes, walking trails, bicycling, fitness classes, and indoor and outdoor pools.

Read 5 Things to do in St. George Utah

Places to Eat

With so many options available in St. George it is hard to find the perfect place to eat, but The Black Bear Diner, Sakura, and The Cliffside Restaurant are fantastic options. The Black Bear Diner offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is beautifully decorated, has a friendly staff, and has more menu selections than imaginable.  Sakura is a Japanese restaurant that serves sushi, hibachi, and Thai dishes. All aspects of the sushi cooking process is performed in front of your eyes. Prepare to be dazzled by the skillful mastery and showmanship of the chefs. And then Cliffside Restaurant offers not only an amazing view, but also a unique experience that you will not find anywhere else in southern Utah.  It is a local favorite and has a great variety of American-based foods.

Things to Do

activities-in-st-george-utah-getawayThat brings up the topic of things to do. First on the list is going toZion National Park and hiking, camping, and watching the wildlife. It has over 100 miles of trails and 15 miles of paved walkways. Canyoneering is also one of the more popular things to do in Zion National Park. Another great weekend getaway activity is stopping by the Coyote Gulch Art Village in Kayenta. Kayenta is an artsy, desert community a few minutes northwest of downtown St. George, and is also home to the Desert Rose Labyrinth with more than 1,800 indigenous rocks patterned. Next is exploring Gunlock Resevoir. It is 20 minutes from St. George and has soft orange sand and blue water. Top features include kayaking, exploring caves in the rocks, and some cliff jumping.

Top 5 Hiking Trails in St. George

St. George is a top travel destination for many reasons. It has red soil and rock formations, historical sites, golf courses, palm trees, and extremely fun sand dunes. With so many options available, St. George offers endless opportunities to all ages. But there is one activity that brings people to St. George from all over the world: the hiking trails.

There are so many great hiking trails available around St. George it’s hard to not find a hike you’ll enjoy.  If you’re looking for a family friendly trail or just an adventurous trail St. George has options. However, below we have provided a list of the top 5 hiking trails in the surrounding areas of St. George to get you started on the right hike.

1) HellHole Canyon – Kayenta Canyon

First is Hellhole Canyon Trail. This hike takes you into a canyon that is not visible from the road, and, depending on the time of year, will reward you with a spectacular waterfall! The hike does have a few steep climbs and takes you along some drop-offs. Plan on taking a couple of hours, as this trail is roughly 3.2 miles round trip.

2) Johnson Canyon – Snow Canyon State Park

Next is Johnson Canyon Trail. This hike is a great option for families! The trail passes through a lava flow field and into a canyon where you will see a spring and a 200-ft arch. As you make your way, there are many places to rest in the shade as well as a place to sit and have a picnic. Plan on taking about an hour of hiking there and back as this trail is roughly 1.8 miles long.

3) Petrified Dunes – Snow Canyon State Park

Another great hike is Petrified Dunes Trail. This trail has mounds of petrified Navajo Sandstone and has some of the most incredible views in the park. The hike is one of the most photographed places in the area and accessible for exploring and wandering off the trail! Plan on taking about an hour of hiking as well. The hike is roughly 1.2 miles long.

4) Lava Flow – Snow Canyon State Park

Following Petrified Dunes is Lava Flow Trail and it is also great for families. It takes you past three lava tube or cave entrances, and through a lava field. The trail is also very educational; signs along the trail explain all about the lava tubes. There are opportunities to explore the lava tubes, so make sure to bring flashlights! Plan on taking about two hours to hike this two-mile trail.

5) Kanarra Creek – Kannaraville Falls

Last is Kannara Creek Trail. This trail takes you up a canyon and through lots of little streams and creeks. You won’t be able to complete it without getting wet, so plan accordingly. The trail crosses Kanarra Creek and eventually enters a slot in the canyon where hikers will enter a slit in the canyon. The slit has roughly 3-6 inches of water you have to cross in order to see the falls. Plan on taking about three hours to hike the trail, as it is about 4.8 miles long.

5 Best Things to do in Yellowstone

 

1. Uncle Tom’s Trail
Uncle Tom’s Trail is not much of a trail but rather a bunch of paved inclines followed by just over 300 steps. Uncle Tom descends more than 500 feet to a platform, allowing you to take in a view of the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon. Although many people may attempt the descent, only the truly dedicated should actually do it. Whether you’re an expert or amateur, you’re sure to be out of breath on this slow ascent to the trailhead.

2. Queen’s Laundry

One of the most obscure places to visit in the entire park is this aging log cabin that was proposed by a superintendent in 1881 to serve as a bath house for guests. Unfortunately the plan didn’t take and the building was neglected. One of the hardest places to find in the entire park, the Laundry is only for devoted explorers.

3. Lamar Valley

Almost every morning you can find a crowd gathered on the side of the road in Lamar Valley looking for a sighting of the local wolves. Vacationers love to wake up earlier to catch the sun rise amongst the rivers, streams, and bison. By the time the wolf watchers arrive, you’ll already have acclimated yourself to the weather and have some amazing photos to go with it.

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4. Lonestar Geyser
With over 2/3 of the world’s geysers located inside the park, it can be a daunting task deciding which ones to watch. Huge crowds gather around Old Faithful – the park’s most famous geyser – at all hours of the day. But if you feel like stepping off the well-worn boardwalks and taking a short hike for a private showing that won’t disappoint, be sure to check out Lonestar.

5. Grand Prismatic Spring
The largest hot spring in the US, Grand Prismatic is among the most popular sights in Yellowstone. There are only two ways to view this colorful creature: on the boardwalk or off the grid. Ignore the endless stream of tour buses heading for the Midway Geyser Basin and drive south towards a parking lot for Fairy Falls. From there look for a faint path and head to the top of the hilltop. You’ll be heavy breathing, but you won’t regret it once you work your way through the tree filled path and take in the beauty.

Gates of the Mountains - things to do in Helena

Helena Montana: Explore the Great West

Nestled in between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park, is Montana’s capital city, Helena. A modern city that has also hung onto a lot of its past, Helena is one of Montana’s top 5 interesting places to go. Explore Helena by hiking, site seeing, exploring and going back in time as you visit historical buildings. Here are our top 5 things to do in Helena, Montana.

Gates of the Mountains

Gates of the Mountains - things to do in Helena
Photo courtesy of Mark Holloway via Flickr.

Follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark by visiting the Gates of the Mountains. Located halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, Gates of the Mountains is a canyon on the Missouri River. The river, surrounded by cliffs, got it’s name when Meriwether Lewis wrote in his journal, “I shall call this place: “Gates of the Mountains”. Opening May 27th of this year, enjoy a boat tour through the Gates of the Mountains. This is a breathtaking site to see in Helena, Montana!

Location: 3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd, Helena, MT 59601

Entrance Fee: $16 per Adult, $14 per Senior, $10 per Child, Free under 4 years old

Cathedral of St. Helena

 

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Consecrated in 1924, the Cathedral of St. Helena was set aside for the exclusive worship of God. The beautiful 59 stained glass windows in the Cathedral tell the story of the fall of Adam and Eve. They were hand-crafted in Bavaria and shipped to Montana. The Cathedral spires rise 230 feet above street level and they can be seen from all points of the town. Take a guided tour starting the week after Memorial Day through Labor Day on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00pm-3:00 p.m. Make sure to explore the Cathedral of St. Helena next time you come to Helena, Montana!

 

Location: 530 N. Ewing St. Helena, Montana, 59601

Entrance Fee: Free

Mount Helena City Park

Montana City Park - things to do in Helena

About 5,468 feet above sea level sits Mount Helena City Park. Park in the parking lot and then enjoy exploring down the 6 different trails across over 900 acres. Open year-round, Mount Helena City Park is a popular destination for hikers and bikers. If you are looking for an easy hike with a direct route up to the top of Mount Helena, then try out 1906 Trail! This is the perfect activity to do next time you visit Helena, Montana.

Location: Mount Helena Park, Helena, MT 59601

Entrance Fee: Free

Montana Historical Society Museum

Things to do in Helena - Montana Historic Society Museum

With over 50,000 artifacts on display, the Montana Historical Society Museum collects and preserves artifacts that pertain to Montana. Open Monday-Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m., this is a common site that visitors and locals love to see. This museum is an essential part of your travel experience to Helena, Montana. Come and learn about the history of Montana while walking through the Montana Historical Society Museum.

Location: 225 North Roberts, P.O. Box 201201, Helena, MT, 406-444-2694

Entrance Fee: $5 per adult, $1 per child, or $12 per family

Montana State Capitol

 

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Built on 10 acres of land surrounded by beautiful lawns and other state buildings stands the Montana State Capitol. The main section of the Capitol was completed in 1902, while the two separate wings were finished in 1912. The Capitol is open Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy a self-guided tour any time daily from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. You can also reserve a group tour! This is a site you won’t want to miss on your next trip to Helena, Montana!

 

Location: 225 North Roberts Helena, MT 59601

Entrance Fee: Free

What to do in Las Vegas

What To Do in Las Vegas This Summer

Vegas is place full of activities for anyone who visits. If you’re traveling to Vegas soon and can’t seem to decide what to do, let us help you! Consider some of the fun ideas we’ve listed. Check out our list of what to do in Vegas!


FlowRider Wave Machine – Planet Hollywood

If you’ve always wanted to surf but have never had the chance, the FlowRider Wave Machine is a great activity for you to try. Come and test your skills and see if you were meant to be a surfer. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, the FlowRider will help you sharpen your surfing skills. If you’re afraid of wiping out, don’t be. The FlowRider is designed to absorb the energy of any impact. The FlowRider will $25 for 30 minutes of riding the waves! This is only one of the great activities on our list of what to do in Vegas.

The Adventuredome at Circus Circus

The Adventuredome has 5 acres of fun for you to enjoy! There’s a variety of rides for you to choose from. Miniature golf, arcades games, roller coasters, and bumper cars are just a few fun options for you here. You’ll never get bored with so many rides to choose from. You have the option to buy passes for individual rides, or to buy an all day pass to get the best value out of your visit.

Ziplining in Bootleg Canyon

If you’re looking for something to do away from the strip, try ziplining at Flightlinez in Bootleg Canyon. If you’re a thrill seeker or are looking for a new adventure, Flightlinez can provide it for you. You’ll be ziplining at speeds of 60+ mph! There are 4 different runs you’ll complete, covering over 1.5 miles. Zipline over the Red Mountains in Boulder City and enjoy the beautiful scenery while experiencing a thrill.

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Ever wonder what Vegas looks like from up above? Here’s another great activity if you’re still wondering what to do in Vegas. Vegas Balloon Rides will take you up, up, and away! A hot air balloon ride is great for a birthday, anniversary, or checking it off your bucket list. Come and see the beautiful scenery of Vegas in a way you’ve never seen it before.

Visit M&M World

Calling all M&M lovers! Vegas is home to one of the few M&M World locations. This is a 28,000 square foot, four story building full of your favorite sweets. You can make your own personalized M&M! It’s open from 9AM to Midnight every day, giving you all the time you need to get your candy fill. Go check out M&M world and experience the new interactive and hands on experience.


Now that you’ve got some great ideas for what to do in Vegas, go have fun! Try out some of these fun ideas during your Vegas stay. Don’t want to drive to Vegas? Travel with Salt Lake Express. Let the Salt Lake Express take you to Vegas so you can enjoy your trip!