10 Best Things to Do in Yellowstone and Beyond

Be sure to hit one, or all, of the top 10 things to do and see in Yellowstone country. There's Old Faithful, grizzly bears and gray wolves, rodeos and powwows, horseback riding, rafting and so much more.


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Itineraries

Wildlife

Grizzly bear among wildflowers

Where to See Bears, Wolves and More in Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Nowhere in the Lower 48 is there more abundant wildlife than in the greater Yellowstone region. Yellowstone National Park is home to the largest concentration of large and small mammals, and most of the species in the park also inhabit regions of Grand Teton National Park and the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.

Geysers

Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic.

Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone’s Midway Geyser Basin

Old Faithful may be more famous, but the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring is the most photographed thermal feature in Yellowstone. That's because of its crazy-bright colors and enormous size.

Hiking Trails

Natural Wonders

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.

Road Trips

Maps

Neighbor Parks

Gateway Towns

Milky Way over the Roosevelt Arch at Yellowstone's North Entrance

Which Entrance to Yellowstone National Park Should I Take?

Planning a vacation to Yellowstone involves many details, one of which is deciding how you will enter the park.

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5 Things to Know About Yellowstone Area Travel Amid COVID-19

Here's everything you need to know about Yellowstone and Grand Teton during COVID.

 

In light of COVID-19, trying to find out what is open and closed in our national parks is a moving target these days. The park service is coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local public health authorities, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make its decisions on what to keep open or to close on a daily basis.

As of Aug. 15, 2021, following the latest science and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and to promote staff and visitors’ safety, the NPS is requiring visitors, employees and contractors to wear a mask inside all NPS buildings and in crowded outdoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status or community transmission levels.

Individuals looking to get COVID-19 vaccine can visit vaccines.gov or text their ZIP code to 438829 to find a location close to them and make an appointment.

Effective on Thursday, July 29, the park has changed several things as follows: