#13: The Great American Bison Road Trip

80 minutes

Who doesn’t love an end-of-summer road trip? Few activities compare to the joy of packing a duffel bag full of stuff, filling the snack bag with Cheez-Its and animal crackers, and heading down the open road with all of your cares in the rearview mirror. It’s even better when you have a theme. In this episode, we talk about a buffalo-themed road trip we took across the northern plains states to some national and state parks where we visited as many public bison herds as we could fit into two weeks. You’ll also hear about some of the trails we hiked and places we visited along the way. 

Some topics and places we discuss include:

  • Fun facts about bison (or “buffalo” if you prefer)
  • National Bison Range, Montana
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park, N. Dakota
  • Bear Butte State Park, S. Dakota
  • Custer State Park and the Black Hills, S. Dakota
  • Badlands NP, S. Dakota
  • Devil’s Tower, Wyoming
  • Yellowstone NP
  • Grand Teton NP
  • And more

Links to more information:

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

More episodes from Dear Bob and Sue: A National Parks Podcast

#83: Grand Canyon, North Rim vs South Rim

When visiting Grand Canyon National Park, one of the world's seven natural wonders, should you visit the North Rim, the South Rim, or both? In this …

#82: Smokey Bear Has Never Been Hotter

This episode is devoted to Smokey Bear, the beloved spokesanimal of the United States Forest Service, who spreads awareness about how to prevent accidental, human-caused wildfires. We …

#81: Our Favorite Ranger-led Tours

#81: Our Favorite Ranger-led Tours

 

National Park Service sites across the country offer a wide variety of ranger-led tours, and in this episode, we talk about some of our favorites. From …

#80: Mailbag: Redwood National and State Parks, and much more!

In our Mailbag episodes, we answer questions from listeners about the national parks, road trips, camping, backpacking, gear, relationships, and pretty much whatever anyone wants to ask us. …

#79: Mailbag: Pinnacles National Park, and much more!

#79: Mailbag: Pinnacles National Park, and much more!

 

In our Mailbag episodes, we answer questions from listeners about the national parks, road trips, camping, backpacking, gear, …

#78: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Home to one of the deepest and narrowest canyons in the world, this park in west-central Colorado is a must-see destination, even if you only spend a …

How you can listen to this podcast

You can listen to episodes right here on the website, or if you prefer, in a podcast app. Listening in an app makes it easier to keep track of what you’ve already heard, listen without using your data plan and many other conveniences.

Recommended apps
Start listening to #83: Grand Canyon, North Rim vs South Rim
58:55
Start listening to #83: Grand Canyon, North Rim vs South Rim
58:55