Summer Activities

If you’re heading to Yellowstone National Park with the plan to play outside as much as possible you won’t be disappointed. The beautiful weather, scenery, and activities cater to the outdoors-man and woman in all of us.

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 in this beautiful national park.

For beginners there are fishing, hiking, and horseback riding guides who can show you the ropes – and the hidden sweet spots – throughout the park. Many of these guides and outfitters set up shop outside the park, so be sure to do your research below before heading into the park.

For experienced outdoors people grab a map and your gear (and leave a note where you’re headed), then tramp into the wilderness for a physical adventure that rivals all others. Beginner or advanced, don’t forget the camera so you can document the “big one” for all your jealous friends back home.

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…

Yellowstone Backpacking

Enjoy the backcountry of Yellowstone on a scenic backpacking trip. A bit of trip planning is required as backcountry overnight permits and proper caution regarding bears are required in the park. The summer season runs June - August and permits are available at specific locations seven days a week. Read More...

Yellowstone Biking

The Yellowstone region is full of mountain ranges and public lands, all of which beckon mountain biking enthusiasts to take their fat tires out for a spin. Read More...

Yellowstone Climbing

Sport climbers and peak baggers will love the challenging mountain options that abound in the Yellowstone region throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho. The Teton, Wind River, and Big Horn mountain ranges are all part of the Wyoming climbing scene. Read More...

Yellowstone Fishing

Fling a cast into Yellowstone Lake or Lewis Lake for fly or lure fishing. Try the trout waters north, south and west of Cody, filled with native Yellowstone cutthroat, brown trout, rainbow trout and brook trout larger than most anglers can imagine. Read More...

Yellowstone Gaming & Entertainment

Casinos, gambling and entertainment near Yellowstone National Park Read More...

Yellowstone Horseback Riding

See Yellowstone and the Rocky Mountains on horseback by spending a day on a dude ranch or sign up for a guided horseback ride in Grand Teton National Park. Read More...

Yellowstone Rafting & Water Activities

Looking for an escape from the summer heat? You can’t beat a whitewater rafting adventure. You'll find Class III-IV rapids on the Gallatin, Yellowstone, Green, and Snake rivers. Read More...

Yellowstone Region Golfing

There are many beautiful courses in Yellowstone country, all of which offer unique challenges for any skill level. Read More...

Yellowstone Zip Lines and High Rides

Get a bird’s eye view of Yellowstone–from the safety of a harness–by riding a zip line in the Yellowstone area. Also ride the trams and chair lifts in Big Sky and Jackson Hole. Read More...