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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 …

Navigating the Wild: A Guide to Wildlife Watching Etiquette in Yellowstone National Park

Heading out to go wildlife-watching in Yellowstone National Park is an experience that may reward you with lifelong memories. Throughout the region, animals roam free, giving those who make the effort and take their time an opportunity to see wildlife like nowhere else.  As you ready yourself for encountering the park’s diverse wildlife, it is …

Unlocking Yellowstone: A Comprehensive Guide to Park Entrances

Heading to Yellowstone National Park in 2024? Your trip involves crucial decisions: When to visit, where to stay, what to eat, and what to see. While all of these are important, another key decision is choosing the right entrance to Yellowstone National Park. With five official entrances, each offering unique attractions, selecting the best entrance …

Embracing the Chill: A Guide’s Guide to Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park transforms into a winter wonderland each year, captivating adventurers with its serene landscapes and ethereal beauty. When the temperature drops below freezing, the park takes on a magical quality, with fresh snow sparkling as the sun hits the prairie, delicate hoarfrost clinging to the plants, and the brilliant browns of a bison’s …

Seven Winter Wonderland Adventures Around Paradise Valley, Montana

North of Yellowstone National Park’s famed North Entrance and south of the iconic town of Livingston, Montana, you’ll find Paradise Valley. Split in half by the majestic Yellowstone River and flanked to the east by the tower Absaroka-Beartoooth Mountains and Wilderness, few places inspire adventure as much here. While the area is best known for …

A Wild Encounter in Yellowstone: Otters and Moose Unveiled

In the heart of Yellowstone National Park, nature’s drama unfolds amidst stunning landscapes. Embarking on a journey through the mesmerizing scenery of Yellowstone National Park presents the opportunity to encounter some of its charismatic wildlife. Among the park’s notable inhabitants are the majestic moose and the agile river otters, each contributing to the rich tapestry …