Your property is a perfect place to start from to see the surrounding area. There are forest service roads if you care to do the rougher road, SLOW driving. We met no vehicles going back almost 8 miles from the main road. Some of this driving is NOT for the faint of heart!!! The Gardenier entrance to the park is only 45 minutes and there are places to have an early breakfast on the way. After a long day sight seeing, your back deck is very peaceful and relaxing. There are birds, ground squirrels, tiny bunny rabbits and even a very pretty kitty that pass through. Sometimes you may hear a steer bellow or a horse across the road "neigh". If this area was ever another trip that I did, I would stay here again.