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Trail of the Week: The Yellowstone River Below Tower Fall

Location: Tower Fall Area Distance: 1 mile to 4 miles  Elevation Gain: 275 to 500 feet Gear Typically Needed In the Winter: Snowshoes and/or traction devices, warm clothes, trekking poles, food and water Gear Typically Needed In the Summer: Bear Spray, sunscreen, food, and water Short, steep, and sweet, the hike to the Yellowstone River from Tower …

Pedal into Paradise: Spring 2024 Biking Is Now Open Between Yellowstone’s West Entrance to Mammoth Hot Springs!

As winter reluctantly loosens its grip on Yellowstone National Park, an unparalleled opportunity for adventure awaits the intrepid cyclist. Starting on Tuesday, April 2nd, cyclists can embark on a 49-mile journey between the park’s West Entrance in West Yellowstone, Montana, and the mesmerizing Mammoth Hot Springs. This thrilling route promises not only breathtaking scenery but …

Full Moon Rising: Yellowstone National Park Full Moon Tours

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our Full Moon Hiking Tours in Yellowstone National Park. Join me on a hiking tour as I lead you along one of the park’s stunning trails, reaching a scenic, sweeping landscape view right before moonrise. As we sit in awe, you’ll have a chance to watch as the moon …

Happy Birthday, Yellowstone National Park!

Happy 152nd Birthday to the first National Park! On March 1st, Yellowstone National Park turned 152 years old! While the land has been around for millions of years, the region now known as Yellowstone National Park was formally protected by the United States Government in 1872. Signed by President Ulysses S. Grant, the Act of …

Go Beyond the Boardwalks of Yellowstone and Beyond: The Guidebook to Hiking Yellowstone

TLDR: I wrote a new guidebook that highlights 50 of my favorite hikes in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. You can order a paperback copy here, or order an ebook copy here.  There is this weird assumption that America’s first National Park is nothing more than fields full of animals and iconic thermal features. I understand why …

Yellowstone’s Winter Chill: A 6.5% Dip in Visitation Kicks Off 2024

Yellowstone National Park gears up for 2024 with a surprising twist in visitor numbers. January witnessed a slight drop compared to last year, yet clinched the fourth-most visited spot in history. The action was at the North Gate in Gardiner, drawing winter enthusiasts. Snowmobile and snow coach tours spiced up the West, South, and East …

Trail of the Week: Yellowstone’s Lava Creek

Location: Lava Creek Picnic Area  Distance: 1 mile to 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 50ft to 750ft Gear Typically Needed In the Winter: Snowshoes and or traction devices, warm clothes, trekking poles, food and water Gear Typically Needed In the Summer: Bear Spray, sunscreen, food, and water If you have ever driven from Mammoth to Tower-Roosevelt, there is …

Trail of the Week: Yellowstone River Overlook Trail

Location: A few miles from Roosevelt Junction  Distance: 4.8 to 6 miles round trip Elevation Gain: ~700 feet Gear Typically Needed In the Winter: Snowshoes and or traction devices, warm clothes, trekking poles, food and water Gear Typically Needed In the Summer: Bear Spray, sunscreen, food, and water Experience the timeless beauty of the Yellowstone River Overlook …

Trail of the Week: Lost Lake and the Lost Creek Canyon (With a Bonus Waterfall)

Location: Petrified Tree Area, West of Tower-Roosevelt Distance: 4 to 5.5 miles, depending on the adventure you choose and the season Elevation Gain: 200 feet to 700 feet, depending on the route taken Gear Typically Needed In the Winter: Snowshoes and/or traction devices, warm clothes, trekking poles, food and water Gear Typically Needed In the Summer: Bear …