WELCOME TO Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park boasts dramatic peaks and pristine lakes, an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. In the lush forests and expansive meadows, multicolored pools swirl around hot springs, and steaming streams of water are emitted from volatile geysers. In 1807, John Colter (a scout for explorers Lewis and Clark) described Yellowstone's geological wonders with such embellishment that everyone believed he was lying. In today's world, the park is, without a doubt, extraordinary. Be prepared to share the trails with buffalo, elk, and sometimes grizzlies while exploring its 3,000-plus square miles of mountains, canyons, geysers, and waterfalls.

 There are plenty of untouched territories to explore within Yellowstone's 2.2 million acres, which stretch from Wyoming into Idaho and Montana. Spend a day or two in Mammoth Hot Springs and Yellowstone Lake. The Lewis River Channel and Dogshead Loop offer untamed wildlife and hot springs that are less well known. You can always return to the trails and wildlife-watching opportunities, regardless of how overwhelming they may initially seem.

What You Need To Know

Yellowstone attracts millions of visitors annually to watch erupting geysers, roaming wildlife, and thermophile art. Despite the many things to discover and learn, there are some important considerations to help ensure your trip is successful.

  1. Enter the list of the top attractions and buy
  2.  online your entrance pass
  3. A park entrance pass is all that is needed to enter the park. Reservations are not required. Save time by purchasing your access online before arriving at the entrance station. It is usual for entrance gates, construction zones, and wildlife sightings along roadsides to be crowded and backed up in the summer. 
  4. Find out how the roads are doing.
  5. Mid-April is usually the opening date for park roads, and early November is the closing date for wheeled vehicles (cars, vans, motorcycles, etc.). Closures are possible at any time because of weather, so check the park roads page for the latest information. Check the road construction page for details about major road projects and construction delays.
  6. Create a plan in advance
  7. There can be sudden changes in operating hours and service levels. Before visiting the park, make sure you check the following:
  8. Operating Hours
  9. Current Conditions

  1. Make sure wildlife has enough space.
  2. Getting too close to wild animals can be dangerous! A bear, bison, or elk has injured or killed people. It is always advisable to keep bears and wolves 100 yards (91 m) away from humans. A bear country is a dangerous place. Learn how to stay safe while watching wildlife.

  1. Be responsible when driving and parking.
  2. Observe posted speed limits when you're watching wildlife, taking pictures, and letting other cars pass. Stopping on the road is not permitted. Parking should be done with all four tires to the right of the white line when pulling over.
  3. Make sure you stay on the boardwalks.
  4. In thermal basins and hot springs, people have broken through the thin ground or fallen into hot springs, resulting in severe injuries or deaths.
  5. Experience a better way
  6. Before you visit the park, download the free National Park Service app (and offline content).
  7. The internet connection will be limited.
  8. Even in areas with cell reception, you might not be able to receive calls or texts.
  9. Be prepared for changes in the weather.
  10. The weather cannot be predicted in Yellowstone. The weather can change dramatically from month to month. Bring layers of clothing, a warm jacket, and rain gear no matter when you visit. Weather conditions can be found by checking the local weather station.

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