• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.


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Backcountry Trip Planner

A new law regarding firearms in National Parks went into effect Feb. 22, 2010. See Laws & Policies for more information.

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The booklet Beyond Roads End (618 KB pdf) contains regulations and guidelines for backcountry travel in Yellowstone. Please review its contents as well as reading the information in the Backcountry Trip Planner above.

To prepare for a backcountry trip in Yellowstone, please view the videos below.





Did You Know?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.