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.

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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

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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 walk more than 1,000 miles of trails
A lone fisherman in a river.
Cast your line for 16 species of fish

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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.
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Horseback Riding and Llama Packing
Bring your own stock or take a guided ride
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Unpack your basket at 52 picnic areas throughout the park
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Ranger Activities
Join a park ranger for walks, hikes, and campfire programs
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Snowmobiles and Snowcoaches
Take a guided tour in the winter

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

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Every Kid in a Park: Visiting Yellowstone

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More Information

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168


(307) 344-7381
Recorded information. For road and weather information, please dial 307-344-2117.

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