Yellowstone National Park is a mecca for fun and exploration in the outdoors. Whether you’re a science geek learning about geysers, a photographer looking for that perfect shot, a family wanting to take a cruise on Lake Yellowstone, or an outdoor adventurer wanting to hike backcountry trails, you’ll find your bliss in Yellowstone.
Hiking and Outdoor Recreation in Yellowstone Country
Yellowstone is a seasonal park. 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, leave your car at Mammoth or a gateway town, and get around by snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, or even dog sledding. The surrounding area is home to ski and hot springs resorts.
Sightseeing in Yellowstone National Park
What would you like to see? Wildlife, geysers, lakes, waterfalls? Yellowstone is so vast with so many different natural wonders that you may want to take a guided tour, or at the very least, plan your trip in advance. If you just arrived in the park and need some quick guidance, check out the official map plus our overview map of Yellowstone visitor centers and facilities.
Exploring History and Old West Culture
Yellowstone is in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho – states full of attractions of the Old West, Native Americans, mining, and don’t forget about the dinosaurs. If you hit some bad weather on your vacation, no worries. Just plan a day in one of the many museums in the Yellowstone area.