Yellowstone Travel Guide

Yellowstone National Park is not only the first national park in the United States, it is also one of the best national parks in the United States. The park has incredible variety. It is a geothermal hot spot, and you can see erupting geysers like Old Faithful, bubbling mud pots, boiling cauldrons and fantastical brightly colored pools. There is also a large lake for watersports, thundering waterfalls and a deep canyon, and some of the best wildlife viewing in the country. This is THE place to see bison in the wild!

Yellowstone National Park at a glance

  • State: Mostly Wyoming, but also parts of Montana and Idaho
  • Main attractions: Geysers, colored pools/ hot springs, other geothermal features, lake, wildlife, canyon, waterfalls
  • Best time to go: Late spring – early fall
  • Hotels/ Airbnbs: Inside the park, West Yellowstone
  • Campgrounds: Inside and near the park
  • Dining: Inside the park, West Yellowstone
  • Shuttle: No

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About the author

James Ian Yosemite

James Ian has traveled to 82 countries and all 7 continents.  He has visited all of the main national parks in the United States, as well as many national monuments and state parks.

He has rafted through the Grand Canyon; rappelled down slot canyons near Zion and Arches; hiked among the hoodoos in Bryce and the enormous trees in Sequoia; admired the waterfalls in Yosemite and the colored hot springs in Yellowstone; seen moose in Grand Tetons and seals in the Channel Islands, and much more.

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