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.

A close-up of a hiking boot.
Backcountry Camping & Hiking
Carry your backpack and stay in more than 300 backcountry campsites

A person in a canoe.
Take in the view from the water

Enjoy the scenery on two wheels

A tent in a campground.
Pitch your tent, or pull-up your RV, at one of 12 campgrounds

A couple cross country skiing.
Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Hear the crunch of snow under your feet
Two women hike up the Mt. Washburn trail.
Day Hiking
Lace up your boots and explore more than 1,000 miles of trails
A lone fisherman in a river.
Cast your line for 16 species of fish

Two hikers in a lush meadow with mountains in the background.
Guided Tours & Other Services
Businesses that have permits for day hiking, backpacking, bicycling, boating, fishing
A man on horseback.
Horseback Riding and Llama Packing
Bring your own stock or take a guided ride
A large family eating at a picnic table.
Unpack your basket at 52 picnic areas throughout the park
A ranger talks to a group of visitors.
Ranger-Led Activities
Join a park ranger for walks, hikes, and campfire programs
Person riding a snowmobile.
Snowmobiles and Snowcoaches
Take a guided tour
in the winter

A young girl looking through binoculars.
Wildlife Viewing
Test your observation skills with 67 species of mammals, 330 species of birds, 4 amphibians, and 6 reptiles

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