Top Activities in Yellowstone National Park

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While Yellowstone is always open to the public, summer marks the opening of road closures and winter snow-covered terrains. The most popular activities in Yellowstone National Park include:

  • Wildlife Viewing – Boasting the highest concentration of animals in the lower 48 states, Yellowstone National Park is home to elk, bison, bears, pelicans, swans, wolves, moose, antelope, turkey, pheasant, birds of pray, big horn sheep, coyotes and much more.
  • Hiking – One of the most popular attractions in the area, people travel worldwide to hike in Yellowstone’s remarkable backcountry Popular hikes include: Black Sand Geyser Basin, Elephant Back Trail, Fountain Paint Pot, Lone Star Geyser and Bunsen Peak.
  • Geysers – Yellowstone National Park is home to approximately half of the world’s geysers and features the largest geothermic concentration on earth. With more than 10,000 geothermic features, including travertine terraces, hot springs, fumaroles and mud pots, Yellowstone features Old Faithful, Castle Geyser, Riverside Geyser, Midway Geyser Basin, Lower Geyser Basin, Norris Geyser Basin, Mud Volcano, Dragon’s Mouth Spring and Mammoth Hot Springs.
  • White Water Rafting – With several rafting companies in the area specializing in Yellowstone’s waters, a great vacation excursion includes white water rafting down the Yellowstone River, which features Class II to III rapids. This breathtaking river also affords spectacular scenic viewing opportunities, as well as wildlife viewing.
  • Grand Canyon of Yellowstone – Simply breathtaking, this canyon is 4,000 feet wide and more than 1,200 feet in depth. The walls are painted with strokes of vibrant colors, nature’s ode to the last glacial period that helped shape and form this unique land.
  • Powwow – Traditional powwows are held nearby and are excellent social activities and events, helping enrich the American public about the traditions and cultures that Native Americans hold dear to their existence and heritage.
  • Ride a Horse – Yellowstone features horseback rides, allowing visitors to feel as though they are historic travelers on an expedition through a vast, great land.
  • Camping – Whether someone camps in the park or nearby, spending a night under the stars is more beautiful.
  • Rodeos – Cheyenne Frontier Days features rodeos and bareback bronco riding, steer wrestling, bull riding, saddle bronco riding, steer roping, barrel racing and calf riding.
  • Fishing – Yellowstone’s trout are simply amazing and an angler’s catch of a lifetime.


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