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A Closer Look at Yellowstone National Park Visitation: May 2024

Yellowstone National Park experienced their second-busiest May in park history, receiving over half a million visitors. During May 2024, 6,426 cars entered Yellowstone National Park on average each day, totaling roughly 16,853 people every 24 hours. The majority entered through West Yellowstone. In the following sections, I’ll break down the visitation numbers with historical context, …

Five Simple Ways To Be A Responsible Driver in Yellowstone National Park

Driving through Yellowstone National Park offers a chance to experience its stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife up close. However, it also requires a commitment to driving responsibly to protect this unique environment and ensure the safety of all visitors. By staying in your lane, following speed limits, using pullouts correctly, being mindful of wildlife, and …

Five Reasons To Book A Hiking Tour in Yellowstone National Park

Imagine stepping into a world where geysers roar, waterfalls cascade, and wildlife roams free—with nobody else around. Welcome to hiking in Yellowstone National Park, where every trail leads to an adventure of a lifetime.  While you can wander trails alone, booking a hiking tour gives you an expert at your side, helping to locate wildlife, …

Welcoming the New Addition: Newborn Bison Season in Yellowstone National Park

As the vibrant hues of spring start to paint the canvas of Yellowstone National Park, a captivating spectacle unfolds—the arrival of newborn bison. Frolicking, napping, nursing, and grazing in the warmth of the sun, seeing the newborn bison is an experience that shouldn’t be missed.   Bison are among the park’s most iconic inhabitants and …

Trail of the Week: The Lamar River Trail

Location: Lamar Valley Distance: Up to 7 miles Elevation Gain: ~800 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 Lamar Valley stands as an iconic gem within Yellowstone National Park, drawing visitors with its …

What To Expect When Visiting Yellowstone National Park in May

Are you heading to Yellowstone in May and unsure of what to expect?  It is safe to say that May is a favorite month to visit Yellowstone National Park. The interior roads open to all, newborn wildlife can be found in every corner and the sights and sounds of the start of spring in the …

When Does Stuff Open in Yellowstone National Park: 2024 Edition

Are you planning a trip to Yellowstone National Park in 2024? Here’s everything you need to know about the schedule for openings and closings of various facilities and attractions within the park. With specific dates provided, you can better plan your adventure in one of America’s most iconic natural wonders. Please note that the following …

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 …