Yellowstone National Park Sports & Activities

In winter, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are the activities of choice. In summer, hiking, biking, and fishing are the best ways to get out and enjoy the park.

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 and canoeing is allowed on all lakes except Sylvan Lake, Eleanor...

Fishing

Fishing season begins in late May on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and ends in November. Native cutthroat trout are among the prize catches...

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

Reservations are recommended for horseback riding in the park. Don't worry about experience, as rangers estimate 90% of riders have not been...

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...

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