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10 Best Things to Do in Yellowstone and Beyond

Here's your bucket list to visiting America's first national park.


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Itineraries

Wildlife

Geysers

Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic.

Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone’s Midway Geyser Basin

Old Faithful may be more famous, but the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring is the most photographed thermal feature in Yellowstone. That's because of its crazy-bright colors and enormous size.

Hiking Trails

Natural Wonders

The Lower Falls in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park

Did You Know There is a Grand Canyon in Yellowstone?

Giant waterfalls pierce the Yellowstone River while pastel colors mark the locationsĀ of hot springs and steam vents in the canyon walls.

Road Trips

Maps

Neighbor Parks

Gateway Towns

Milky Way over the Roosevelt Arch at Yellowstone's North Entrance

Which Entrance to Yellowstone National Park Should I Take?

Planning a vacation to Yellowstone involves many details, one of which is deciding how you will enter the park.

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Is Yellowstone Open? Flood Updates

Get updated information about the June 2022 flood plus road conditions in Yellowstone and the local communities

Yellowstone’s southern loop and three entrances are open with a restricted park entry system based on odd/even days and license plate numbers.

Open entrances include the West Entrance at West Yellowstone, the South Entrance near Jackson/Grand Teton National Park, and the East Entrance near Cody. The north and northeast entrances of the park are expected to be closed for an extended period of time, however, the northern loop inside Yellowstone will reopen in a couple of weeks (early July). At that time, 80% of the park will be open to the public. For a complete list of facilities open in the park such as campgrounds, hotels and visitor centers, visit www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/hours.htm.

(Photo: National Park Service)

Temporarily, Yellowstone is implementing an Alternating License Plate System (ALPS) for entry into the park. Based on the last number on your vehicle’s license plate, you will be admitted on odd or even days. Exceptions include having hotel/campground reservations or entering with a commercial tour. Learn more about ALPS entry atĀ www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/flood-recovery.htm. View the Post-Flood Re-opening Flyer PDF.

(Photo: National Park Service)

Also see the current conditions of park roads at www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/parkroads.htm and more updates at the Yellowstone NPS Facebook page, www.facebook.com/YellowstoneNPS.

Yellowstone’s neighbor to the south, Grand Teton National Park, is open and operating as normal, except for low water levels in Jackson Lake.