• 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?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.