Top 10 Things To Do In Yellowstone National Park This Summer

As the world's first national park, Yellowstone is a very special place. Everywhere you look there is something new and exciting to see and do. It would take a lifetime to complete all the things to do in Yellowstone National Park - so you better start now!

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Welcome To Yellowstone National Park | Photo: D.Lennon

Can you seriously imagine seeing everything in Yellowstone National Park in a weekend? A week? Or even a summer? It would be impossible. The park measures 3,472 square miles or 2,221,766 acres.  In fact, it's bigger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined! It's essentially endless.

6 Things You Absolutely Must See In Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone became a national park on March 1, 1872. Today it's still as magical and wonderful as it was way back then. Plan your trip to visit Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Explore this wild and vast country to see the waterfalls, peaks, lakes, forests, and geothermal features of Yellowstone Country. It will definitely blow your mind.

Grand Canyon of The Yellowstone | Photo Credit: Glennis Idrenland
Grand Canyon of The Yellowstone | Photo Credit: Glennis Idrenland

Most people visit Yellowstone once and then make it an annual trip because there is so much to do. With five entrances, 466 miles of roads, 92 trailheads, 15 miles of boardwalk, and 1000+ miles of backcountry trails, it's easy to see how it would be impossible to do everything in Yellowstone in one single trip!

Old Faithful | Visit Big Sky
Old Faithful | Visit Big Sky

Whether you're on your first trip or your 100th trip, here is a list of things to do in Yellowstone National Park this summer:

  1. See The Grand Prismatic
  2. Fly Fishing For 16 Species Of Fish
  3. Watch Old Faithful Erupt
  4. Spot Wildlife In the Lamar Valley
  5. Hike Avalanche Peak or Mount Washburn
  6. Explore The Grand Canyon Of Yellowstone via Artist Point
  7. Paddle Across Yellowstone Lake
  8. Go Llama Packing
  9. Bicycle The Old Gardiner Road or Blacktail Plateau Drive
  10. Soak In The Boiling River

Bonus: Visit Big Sky, Montana! We're just up the road from Yellowstone National Park's West Entrance. Stop by and enjoy our little mountain town that's next to everything. It's the perfect spot to relax and refresh after a few days in Yellowstone or after landing at Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport. Learn more about why Big Sky is the perfect base camp for Yellowstone on VisitBigSkyMT.com.

Lone Mountain | Photo: D. Lennon
Big Sky, Monana | Photo: D. Lennon

Ask any Yellowstone "local" and they'll have a list a mile long of things to do in Yellowstone National Park. Get adventurous and get off the beaten path. Explore Yellowstone once and you'll definitely be back. Trust us - there's nothing like YNP anywhere in the world.

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