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Planning a trip to Yellowstone can be a daunting task with how much the park has to offer, but this guide can help get you started. From Old Faithful to spotting wildlife and chasing waterfalls, Yellowstone has it all.
The end of the Yellowstone adventure has come and I wanted to share a little collection of some of my favorite pictures from my time around Yellowstone from the bison to the falls and the hot springs to the geysers.
Tips for visiting:
- Grab a guidebook for a better idea of what the park has to offer.
- Tennis shoes aren’t totally necessary for most basic hikes since they are usually on boardwalks. The Hike to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone would be the only thing where they might be necessary. Chacos or Tevas would be perfect for most things.
- Stay hydrated. It can get pretty hot in the summer. This is the perfect time for an insulated water bottle. It’s totally worth the money and keeps your water ice cold all day.
- Don’t touch the wildlife. The animals are, well, wild. Don’t touch them!
- Don’t get too close to them either, they need their space.
- Stay on the boardwalk, you don’t want to ruin the springs or fall in.
- Don’t walk on the Grand Prismatic Spring, pleeeeeeease.
- Give yourself a couple days to see everything. The park is HUGE and it can take a couple hours just to drive from end to end.
- I would suggest starting at one end, I’ll say closer to Jackson, then drive up to Mammoth, starting at Old Faithful making the stops along that side of the park. Stay near Mammoth then drive down the other side of the park, by the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. That’s the side we saw the bison on. The park is roads are like an 8 and this is an easy way to see a lot of it. It is possible to see a lot in one day, but it would be a long day.
Have you been to Yellowstone? What was your favorite thing there? Do you want to go?