Visit Yellowstone Virtually

You don’t have to visit Yellowstone to hear its beautiful animals, see Old Faithful erupt live and see a geyser basin.
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Upper Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone

Upper Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone

Even if you can't travel to the park right now, you can still see, hear and experience what’s happening in Yellowstone, thanks to some amazing technology. Here are some of our favorite ways to feel like we are in the park.

Fly to Yellowstone from Your Couch

Fly via Google Earth right now to the Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone, home to Steamboat Geyser, the tallest geyser in the world at 300–400 feet and Echinus Geyser (pH 3.5 or so), some of the area’s most popular features. If you can’t be there now, this is a really fun way to go on a quick virtual trip to the park.

Yellowstone on GoogleEarth

Toggle through 13 locations inside Yellowstone by clicking in the lower right corner on Google Earth screen

Watch Old Faithful Live

It may be one of the most consistent things in your life today. Old Faithful erupts once every 68 to 94 minutes. Keep your eye on Old Faithful and its eruptions from your desk through this live webcam.

Or watch this prerecorded video anytime.

Learn more about Old Faithful.

Listen to Yellowstone’s Animals and Geysers Now

If you want to hear Yellowstone’s animals and geysers, you can listen to this amazing sound library created by the National Park Service and Montana State University as part of their Acoustic Atlas project. You can hear red-winged blackbirds reverberate across Swan Lake lake amidst the sounds of boreal chorus frogs and sandhill cranes, the low groans of grizzly bear and dozens of others.

Learn why these sounds were recorded.

Park Noises Put to Music

Alleviate stress and anxiety when you listen to an audio postcard from the park. These soundtracks are great to share with someone who loves Yellowstone and needs a distraction from the COVID-19 24-hour news cycle. They offer sounds of the park with music to provide a window into life in Yellowstone.

View Gorgeous Photo Galleries

Get inspired by browsing our extensive photo collection including seasonal photo blogs by professional photographers Dave Shumway, Grant Ordelheide and Jeff Vanuga, plus "How To" articles for improving your own shots.

Other Resources

For more webcams, virtual tours, photo galleries, apps, videos, and other digital content at


Sinks Canyon by Scott Copeland courtesy of Wind River Country

7 Natural Wonders On the Way to Yellowstone

Your route to Yellowstone includes some of the world’s most unusual natural wonders including a volcano plug and the world's largest mineral hot spring.

Mud Volcano Dragon's Mouth Hot Spring

Listen to the Recorded Sounds of Yellowstone

Free access to audio clips of people, animals and nature (think a bubbling geyser), many of which have been recorded in the Greater Yellowstone area.

Yellowstone Old Faithful Geyser

See Old Faithful and 60% of the World's Geysers in Yellowstone's Upper Geyser Basin

See Old Faithful, Castle Geyser, Riverside Geyser and geothermal features of Yellowstone country's steaming vents, erupting geysers and gurgling hot springs.


Mysterious Sounds like Whispers on Lake Yellowstone

What are the strange sounds? Some talk about ghosts and lost-at-lake souls. A paranormal investigator and Yellowstone's historian talks about the mystery.

Snowcoach in Yellowstone near bison and the Madison River

A Winter Paradise in West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone is the closest entrance to Old Faithful, find out why this town is a great basecamp for winter fun in and out of the park.

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 locations of hot springs and steam vents in the canyon walls.

Yellowstone visitors on a hike in the Grand Canyon area with Yellowstone Hiking Guides

Explore with Yellowstone Hiking Guides

Explore Yellowstone with these local wildlife guides, known for their day hiking tours, to see wolves in the Lamar Valley. Or try a van or paddling tour or backpacking options.

EcoTour Adventures in Grand Teton

EcoTour Adventures of Grand Teton and Yellowstone

Spend a half-day or full-day on a safari-style nature and wildlife tour to really see Grand Teton or Yellowstone national parks.

Releasing a Sawtooth wolf pup into the Nez Perce acclimation pen, February 1997.

1995 Reintroduction of Wolves in Yellowstone

The history of wolves in Yellowstone - what has happened to the environment when they were eradicated and when they were returned Jan 12, 1995.