The Best Things to Do in Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park

4.6
World heritage site · Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas

Popular things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Canyon
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Old Faithful ©
Hot Spring
Old Faithful
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Hot Spring
Grand Prismatic Spring
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Yellowstone Lake ©
Water Body
Yellowstone Lake
4.7
Duration: 6 hours
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks. Visitors flock to see geysers spouting scorching water into the sky and hot mud bubbling from the earth. Trickling hot waterfalls create terraced terrain and a carved canyon of yellow rock draws more than 3 million visitors to the 8,983 sq km (3,468 sq mi) park each year. America's first national park is home to the majority of the world's geysers, and this geological feature is the park's main draw. Yellowstone's position inside an ancient volcanic caldera has left numerous spots where boiling-hot water periodically shoots into the air or scorching turquoise pools constantly produce hot steam. High mountain peaks pierce the sky above expansive grassy plains that nourish herds of bison. Plenty of other big and exotic animals make their home here too, including grizzly bears, wolves, bighorn sheep, elk, and mountain goats. In fact, Yellowstone holds the largest concentration of mammals in the continental United States. Visitors can experience the park in a variety of ways, including scenic driving, hiking, biking, camping, fishing, boating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Plan your visit to Yellowstone National Park and other destinations in United States using our United States road trip website.

Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park

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Lamar Valley ©
Wildlife Area
Lamar Valley
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Hayden Valley ©
Wildlife Area
Hayden Valley
4.7
Duration: 6 hours
Grand Loop Road ©
Wildlife Area
Grand Loop Road
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Wildlife Area
Firehole Canyon Drive
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Yellowstone National Park

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Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Hot Spring
Mammoth Hot Springs
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Hot Spring
Upper Geyser Basin
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Norris Geyser Basin ©
Hot Spring
Norris Geyser Basin
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Hot Spring
Midway Geyser Basin
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Yellowstone National Park

Mount Washburn ©
Mountain
Mount Washburn
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Geologic Formation
Lower Geyser Basin
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
Beehive Geyser ©
Hot Spring
Beehive Geyser
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
Hot Spring
West Thumb Geyser Basin
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Yellowstone National Park

Grand Teton ©
Wildlife Area
Grand Teton Grand Teton National Park
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours Gardiner
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
42-mile Scenic Loop Drive
Scenic Drive
42-mile Scenic Loop Drive Grand Teton National Park
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Amphitheater Lake ©
National Park
Amphitheater Lake Grand Teton National Park
4.8
Duration: 8 hours

Trails in Yellowstone National Park

Avalanche Peak Hike ©
Hiking Trail
Avalanche Peak Hike
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Osprey Falls Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Osprey Falls Trail
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Bunsen Peak ©
Hiking Trail
Bunsen Peak
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Purple Mountain Trail
Hiking Trail
Purple Mountain Trail
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

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