Expert Travel Advice to Yellowstone National Park

Top Answers To Yellowstone National Park Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    The Black Hills have a weird & wonderful side stop, don't miss "COSMOS", on the way to Rushmore for great, silly pictures & memories. The KIDS WILL LOVE IT! The Borglum Museum in Keystone, S.D., very close to Rushmore, is a must. Soft-serve ice cream at Rushmore is excellent, too :) Walk the trails! Go to travelyellowstone.com, & click on "Things to Do" & RV campsite info, etc., is under "Lodging", then "Camping". Ranger-led activities for kids; nps.gov/yell, "For Kids". Click on "Publications": Read the Park Planner & the official park paper for great info. Mammoth Hot Springs (Gardiner, MT entrance) you'll see elk herds early & at dusk, munching on hotel lawn grass! Buffalo often cross the roads! (Enjoy both at a distance; they aren't tame!) Stay on trails at thermal features; keep kids on leash :) The big, new Visitor Center at Canyon has cool displays about Yellowstone's features upstairs. Take a ferry ride across Jenny Lake in Teton. Cody, WY, has a terrific nightly rodeo.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    You will not be able to drive into Yellowstone Park in the winter months, you will have to ride in on a snowmobile type of vehicle that carries 10 to 12 people and it is enclosed and heated, takes about 2 hours to get into the park and only Old Faithful Lodge has accomodations for staying overnight. My husband and I went last Jan.2009 our first winter there been in the summer about 4 times but loved the winter trip the best every, went snowmobiling and stayed in a cabin there it was unbelievable, so beautiful ( cold, lots of snow) but awesome.
  • Frankie answered:
    Alot depends on your time constraints. There is so much to see not only in YellowStone but the surrounding areas. If possible, to the West is West YellowStone. The drive to Bozeman from West is spectacular through the gorge. From Bozeman head east to Livingston then south to Gardner. The drive through "Paradise Valley" with the collection of highest peaks in Montana to east is precious. Enter the park at Gardner, visit the Mammoth Hot Springs, head east through Lamar Valley( a must), and stay in Cooke City. (3 people were attacked in tents by a mother grizz with 3 cubs last year, I was there the day it happened, very sad event). If time allows, take the "Bear Tooth Highway". A drive you will never forget. Mountain peaks are near 12,000 feet, so if a person has breathing problems, don't go. Head back south through the park to the Teton's. If possible go to Jackson Hole. The drive there is easy (may seem kind of long if your in a hurry) and memorible. Jackson Hole can be expensive but if your not staying a long time,it is worth it. Take the "Jackson Pass" (I think it is call) over into Idaho (I forget the name of the little town on the Idaho side, but there is a great Hot Dawg resturant there). Key in WestYellowstone on your GPS and the backroads are a treat. Matter of fact there is a Canyon that is in the middle of the flat lands that is pretty cool. I have ran on way too much, but my lovely wife and I had the opportunity to spend April through October North of WestYellowstone and it was a dream come true. Hope this helps. Oh BTW, the summer in the park has a LOT of traffic. Be prepaired to go slow. Drinks and snacks are recommended.
  • bonnie answered:
    the grand tetons! spectacular view as you enter the valley from the south.take a class on jackson lake that will teach how the valley was formed. backpack to lake solutude. only one other camping when i was there. have wonderful brunch at jenny lake lodge. all a vivid memory.

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