Things To Do

Yellowstone has something for everyone. Whether you delight in the challenge of a strenuous hike or prefer to sit quietly and watch the sunset, the park offers a great diversity of activities for you to enjoy. With so many adventures to choose from, you’ll have some tough decisions to make.

Backcountry Camping & Hiking
Carry your backpack and stay in more than 300 backcountry campsites

Take in the view from the water

Enjoy the scenery on two wheels

Pitch your tent, or pull-up your RV, at one of 12 campgrounds

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Hear the crunch of snow under your feet
Day Hiking
Lace up your boots and walk more than 1,000 miles of trails
Cast your line for 16 species of fish

Guided Tours & Other Services
These businesses are authorized to provide day hiking, backpacking, bicycling, boating, horseback riding, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, fishing tours, and more in Yellowstone.
Horseback Riding and Llama Packing
Bring your own stock or take a guided ride
Unpack your basket at 52 picnic areas throughout the park
Ranger Activities
Join a park ranger for walks, hikes, and campfire programs
Snowmobiles and Snowcoaches
Take a guided tour in the winter

Wildlife Viewing
Test your observation skills with 67 species of mammals, 330 species of birds, 5 amphibians, and 6 reptiles


Every Kid in a Park: Visiting Yellowstone

Get trip ideas for visiting Yellowstone with kids in summer and winter. Read our Top Kid and Family Activities...


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