Yellowstone National Park is vast. 2,221,776 million acres vast, to be specific. There’s a lot to see, and a lot that we’ll never see. Driving through the park is essential to get to the different areas, each with unique natural features, wildlife, and incredible landscapes. But to really experience the solitude and beauty, you'll want to get off the beaten path and go for a short hike. The smells, sounds and serenity of nature are well worth the time, and you don't have to climb a mountain to experience them. If you can build it into your schedule, there are plenty of easy hikes that take you to some beautiful natural features. We’ve outlined five of our favorite easy hikes in Yellowstone National Park.
There are miles of rivers flowing through Montana — about 169,829, to be exact. And with that, you’ll find some of the best fishing in the world, especially if you love catching trout in front of a scenic, mountainous backdrop. Many of the visitors to the Treasure State come to visit Yellowstone, the country’s first national park. And fortunately for them, there are plenty of rivers to fish in and around Yellowstone. Here are five of the must-cast runs to wade or float.
Yellowstone National Park draws visitors from all over the world – in part because of its diverse and iconic wildlife. While most people know Yellowstone for its bison, there are nearly 300 species of birds, 16 species of fish, five species of amphibians, six species of reptiles, and 67 species of mammals – including seven native ungulate species and two bear species. It’s a magical place to see animals you may not see anywhere else, with such a massive swath of protected land for them to roam in.
Yellowstone, the world's first national park, holds over 2 million acres of dynamic landscapes, magnificent wildlife, and an impressive collection of hydrothermal features; in fact, over half of the world's geysers are located in Yellowstone. Because it's a vast amount of land to cover, it's essential to plan your time carefully. Each area is gorgeous in its own right, and each offers different opportunities. Here's everyone you need to know about visiting Yellowstone National Park this year.
Exploring Bozeman’s great outdoors can feel larger than life. Breathtaking scenery, adrenaline-pumping adventure, and the calming, serene effects of nature. Experiences range from simple to extreme; short day trips to multi-day, backcountry excursions. And whether you are new to the sport, or a seasoned participant, there are advantages to hiring an outfitter and going with a guide.
So, you want to visit Bozeman this winter, and we know why. Between countless outdoor recreation opportunities and tons of places to eat, shop and stay, it’s an easy choice for your vacation in the West. But with the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some things you should consider before traveling here to make your trip safe and stress-free. Fortunately, it is still possible to visit Bozeman and enjoy all that this mountain town has to offer while complying with our local health and safety recommendations. Here are things to keep in mind as you plan your trip to Bozeman in winter 2021.
Yellowstone National Park is a beautiful winter wonderland, only accessible by snowmobile or snowcoach. Blanketed in deep snow for months, the park is transformed into a tranquil frozen landscape with beautiful snow capped mountains, frozen lakes, and vast wintery meadows. The bison and other animals roam around foraging for anything thing they can eat. Though it may be cold, winter in Yellowstone is an amazing place that you have to experience for yourself.
There is no doubt about it, Yellowstone National Park is an incredible place to visit any time of the year. Hundreds of thousands of people flock each year to the 2.2 million acre national park spread across the three states of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. The majority of tourists prefer to come during the summer season fully equipped with a tightly-strapped camera and cargo shorts.
If you ask a local what their favorite season is, there's a good chance the answer will be autumn. While this season doesn't have the frenetic pace of summer fun or the thrill of winter recreation, it provides some space between the two seasons, a little pause, of sorts—a moment to appreciate a slower pace of life and all the beauty of Bozeman.