Things to Do In and Near Yellowstone Park

Yellowstone National Park is a mecca for fun and culture in the outdoors.

In the warmer months you can hike, bike, camp, whitewater raft, horseback ride, and climb…not to mention ziplining, fishing, and backpacking. In the winter months Yellowstone is a great place to snowshoe, cross country ski, or even snowmobile. Plus, year round there are plenty of cultural and historical activities from Native American history to archaeology and gold mining.

Get the details on all of these activities, and more, in our detailed sections below.

Top Ten Things to Do in Yellowstone

Be sure to hit one, or all, of the Top 10 Things to do and see in Yellowstone Park. There’s Old Faithful and gray wolves, rodeos and powwows, horseback riding, rafting, and so much more.

Guided Tours

See Yellowstone through the eyes of the pros with any number of guided tours. Read More...

Hiking in Yellowstone

While there’s plenty to see from Yellowstone’s roads, most of the park—98 percent—is rugged, beautiful, dynamic wilderness. To explore Yellowstone’s wild side, get off the beaten path and onto the park’s 1,300-mile trail system. Read More...

Museums, History & Culture

Learn how Yellowstone became our first national park. Also explore the Old West culture by seeing western and ghost towns, visiting historical trails and gold mining sites, learning about Native American culture or visiting important archaeological sites. Read More...

Nature Photography

Everything to do with taking photos in Yellowstone National Park. Photo blogs from nature photography experts. Tips on taking nature and wildlife photography from Tamron, our camera partner. And more. Read More...

Summer Activities

Whether you’re a horseback rider or a backpacker, a hiker or a biker, or you prefer to be on the water, there are activities for all ages and activity levels. Read More...

Winter Activities

When the snow flies and temperatures fall there's still plenty of activities to enjoy in Yellowstone Country - and no crowds to speak of. Snowboarding, skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and snowcoach tours are just some of the ways to enjoy this winter wonderland. Read More...