Things To Do

Yellowstone has something for everyone. Whether you delight in the challenge of a strenuous hike or prefer to sit quietly and watch the sunset, the park offers a great diversity of activities for you to enjoy. With so many adventures to choose from, you’ll have some tough decisions to make.

Park Ranger gives an educational talk about geysers

Ranger Programs

Park rangers lead walks, talks, hikes, and campfire programs.

NASA's poster saying

2017 Solar Eclipse at Yellowstone

Yellowstone is not within the path of totality, but visitors here on August 21 may still witness the solar eclipse.

Hikers crossing Boundary Creek

Backcountry Hiking & Camping

Enjoy the solitude of more than 300 backcountry campsites.

Cyclists pedal around a campground


Enjoy the scenery on two wheels.

Canoer paddles on Yellowstone Lake


Take in the view from the water.

Family camping at Norris Campground


Pitch your tent or pull up an RV at one of our 12 campgrounds.

Three hikers walking through a sagebrush field

Day Hiking

Lace up your boots and explore over 1,000 miles of trails.

Angler fishing in Yellowstone


Cast your line for 16 species of fish.

Junior Ranger in front of the Albright Visitor Center

For Kids

Discover trip ideas and activities your kids are sure to love.

A group of people gather during sunrise

Guided Tours & Services

Professional guides can help you make the most of your visit.

Horseback riders in Yellowstone

Horseback Riding & Llama Packing

Bring your own stock or take a guided ride.

A family enjoys a picnic in Yellowstone


Unpack your basket at 52 picnic areas throughout the park.

Take the Yellowstone Pledge

Take the Yellowstone Pledge

Protect yourself, protect your park.

Two people look through binoculars

Wildlife Watching

Bring some binoculars and enjoy animals from a safe distance.

Two skiers explore the mountains of Yellowstone

Skiing & Snowshoeing

Make tracks in a winter wonderland.

Snowmobiles and a snowcoach ride by a small group of bison

Snowmobiles & Snowcoaches

Take a guided tour of wintry Yellowstone.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168


(307) 344-7381

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