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Yellowstone National Park Travel Guide

Yellowstone National Park Sports & Activities

Uncover sports & activities in Yellowstone National Park with our insider's guide.

Bicycling

Park management does not encourage bicycling in the park. It considers the vast majority of the park's roads "unimproved" and unsafe for bicyclists...

Boating

Motorized boats are allowed only on Lewis Lake and Yellowstone Lake. Kayaking or canoeing is allowed on all park lakes except Sylvan Lake, Eleanor...

Fishing

Anglers flock to Yellowstone beginning the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, when fishing season begins. By the time the season ends in November...

Hiking

Your most memorable Yellowstone moments will likely take place along a park hiking trail. Encountering a gang of elk in the woods is unquestionably...

Horseback Riding

Advance reservations are recommended. Don't worry about experience, as rangers estimate 90% of riders have not been on a horse in at least 10...

Skiing, Snowshoeing, and Snowmobiling

Yellowstone can be the coldest place in the continental United States in winter, with temperatures of –30°F not uncommon. Still, winter-sports...

Swimming

Numerous waterways delight kids; however, unless you come during July and August, you'll likely want to forego swimming due to the extremely...

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