J. Scott Donahue is a freelance writer and essayist with a passion for alpine climbing, trail running and other hard things. He writes for YellowstonePark.com and Sierra Club and graduated with an MFA in nonfiction writing.
2016 Travel Alert: The National Park Service is celebrating 100 years and expecting record visitors! Book early to avoid disappointment
During the summer season, cars are the best option for taking a trip around Yellowstone unless you are riding with a bus tour or concessionaire that provides transportation. The Grand Loop takes between 4 to 7 hours to drive in full.
Although both black bears and grizzlies have a fearsome reputation for scratching or mauling people to death, attacks rarely occur, and deaths are even chancer.
Our city slicker impulses may be to beep the horn if one bison decides to hold everyone up. Here's what you should do.