• A bull elk bugles in Yellowstone National Park


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    Two sections of Yellowstone’s Grand Loop Road will be closed due to construction after the Labor Day holiday weekend. Travel between some points will involve long detours and significantly longer than normal travel times. More »

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. Warning: With so many adventures to choose from, you’ll have some tough decisions to make.

Two women hike up the Mt. Washburn trail.
Day Hiking
Lace up your boots and explore more than 1,000 miles of trails

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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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A close-up of a hiking boot.
Backcountry Camping and Hiking
Carry your backpack

and stay in more than
300 backcountry campsites
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A person in a canoe.
Take in the view from
the water
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A couple cross country skiing.
Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Hear the crunch of snow under your feet

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A man on horseback.
Horseback Riding and Llama Packing
Bring your own stock or take a guided ride

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Two hikers in a lush meadow with mountains in the background.
Other Services
Including businesses that have permits for day hiking, backpacking, bicycling, boating, fishing Read More
A tent in a campground.
Pitch your tent, or

pull-up your RV, at one
of 12 front-country
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A large family eating at a picnic table.
Unpack your basket at
52 picnic areas
throughout the park

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A lone fisherman in a river.
Cast your line for
16 species of fish
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Enjoy the scenery
on two wheels
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Person riding a snowmobile.
Snowmobiles and Snowcoaches
Take a guided tour
in the winter
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A ranger talks to a group of visitors.
Ranger-Led Activities
Join a park ranger for
walks, hikes, and
campfire programs

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Did You Know?

Seventh Cavalry Ensignia Pin.

Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.