Yellowstone National Park Travel Guide
Plan Your Yellowstone National Park Vacation
A trip to Yellowstone has been a rich part of the American experience for five generations now. Though it's remote, we come—more than 3,000,000 strong—year after year. When we arrive, we gasp at the incomparable combination of natural beauty, rugged wilderness, majestic peaks, and abundant wildlife. Indescribable geysers, mud pots, fumaroles, and hot springs make this magma-filled pressure cooker of a park unlike any place else on earth. If you're not here for the geysers, chances are that you've come to spot some of the teeming wildlife, from grazing bison to cruising trumpeter swans.
Park lodgings range from two of the national park system's magnificent old hotels to simple cabins to bland modern motels.... read more
When traveling in Yellowstone it's always a good idea to bring along a cooler—that way you can carry some snacks and lunch... read more
Things To Do in Yellowstone National Park
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Hot spots: Thinner-than-normal crust depth and a huge magma chamber beneath the park explain Yellowstone's abundant geysers,... Read more
The Yellowstone Story, by Aubrey L. Haines, is a classic. Yellowstone Place Names, by Lee Whittlesey, tells the stories... Read more
For Yellowstone National Park Ranger Mary Wilson, every day is an adventure and, even after two decades of working in some of the nation's... Read more
Yellowstone is definitely not a sleepy world of natural wonders. The park truly feels alive when you see mud pots, steam vents, fumaroles,... Read more
Yellowstone has a dozen frontcountry campgrounds scattered around the park, in addition to more than 200 backcountry sites. Most... Read more
Eighty percent of Yellowstone is forest, and the great majority of it is lodgepole pine. Miles and miles of the "telephone pole" pines... Read more
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