Yellowstone and the Grand Teton National Park… A Great Vacation Destination

Yellowstone Country Trailers at Flagg Ranch. Photo by Josh Brown, Mountain Home AFB.

Yellowstone Country Trailers at Flagg Ranch. Photo by Josh Brown, Mountain Home AFB.


Located at Flagg Ranch and just two miles south of Yellowstone and the Grand Teton National Park, the Yellowstone Country Trailers are the perfect vacation destination! Owned and operated by Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, the eleven trailers are leased through the Outdoor Recreation Office (ODR) but manned by a camp host at Flagg Ranch in Wyoming.

In cooperation with Flagg Ranch, active duty military personnel, military retirees, reservists and DoD civilians are eligible to rent the military-owned trailers with a two-night minimum requirement. And with so much to do, vacationers will probably find they will need more! The 26-foot trailers are fully equipped with cooking and eating utensils, a shower and are well-maintained although patrons will need to bring their own bedding, towels and pillows.

Close to the Snake River, guest of the trailers can sign up for the Wild and Scenic Rafting trip that departs from the Ranch and spend a day on the river while watching for bald eagles and wildlife, including moose, bison, and elk. Mountain hiking enthusiasts will find plenty of area trail hikes that are sure to inspire all and challenge the fittest.

Mountain Home AFB Trailers. Photo by Josh Brown, Mountain Home AFB

Mountain Home AFB Trailer interior. Photo by Josh Brown, Mountain Home AFB.


For for those who prefer a slower speed, sign up for a day-long Fly Fishing Trip or take the National Park Service interpretive guided tour through Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. Looking for an activity in between the next? Take a one hour horseback riding trip (all levels) through woodland trails in John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway. Or simply hang back and enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature’s bounty that surrounds this area.

Campsite view. Photo by Josh Brown, Mountain Home AFB.

Campsite view. Photo by Josh Brown, Mountain Home AFB.


Flagg Ranch also offers a full-service restaurant and “saloon” along with a well stocked convenience store for those last minute items, snacks and other sundries. And don’t forget to stop in to the gift and retail shop there, too!

Reservations are made by telephone by directly contacting Mountain Home Outdoor Recreation, C-208-828-6333 or DSN-312-728-6333. For July reservations, call the first business day of May; for August or September, call the first business day of June. Flexible travel dates may prove to be helpful in making reservations. The ODR Office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 0900-1700 MST and is closed all federal holidays. Once reservations are confirmed with ODR, directions and keys will be provided. Trailers cost $82 per night. Pets are not allowed in the trailers or at the RV site.

For more information, please call or visit mhafbfun.com. Be sure to visit nps.gov to determine eligibility for the National Park Service Military Pass.

Contributed by Trenna Nees, Military Living® Publications

Reprint from July–August 2015 • Volume 45, No. 4

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