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Cross Country Skiing in West Yellowstone
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Cross Country Skiing in West Yellowstone

You don’t have to go into Yellowstone National Park for great Nordic skiing. There is plenty of cross-country skiing near Yellowstone that doesn’t require a snowcoach shuttle. One of my favorite spots to ski is near West Yellowstone, Montana. Gear For Cross-Country Skiing Around Yellowstone These are the I use […]

Visit Old Faithful in Winter
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Visit Old Faithful in Winter

Built around the iconic Yellowstone geyser, the Old Faithful area is home to wintering wildlife, a thermally heated river, three geyser basins (Upper, Middle and Lower), several hotels (one of which is open in the winter) and great skiing. While it can be expensive to get to and stay at […]

Why You Should Hire a Guide in Yellowstone
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Why You Should Hire a Guide in Yellowstone

This is a guest post by Chris Hondorf. We often recommend a wildlife tour with his company, Yellowstone Guidelines, when we create your custom itinerary. Planning for a vacation in the Yellowstone area can be a daunting task. People are often unprepared for the vastness of the region. How do […]

The Best Horseback Riding in Yellowstone
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The Best Horseback Riding in Yellowstone

There are a lot of outfitters leading horseback riding trips in Yellowstone National Park, but our favorite is  Wilderness Pack Trips. Erin and Mike Thompson, the owners of these Yellowstone horses, take you off the trail and into the sagebrush or woods. Wilderness Pack Trips leads both day trips and overnight […]

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Greater Yellowstone Area, Trip Reports

Things To Do On Your Way To Yellowstone

Yellowstone is a destination in itself, but there are so many things to see and do on your way to the first national park. 

Yellowstone Expedition’s Yurt Camp.
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Exploring Yellowstone’s Winter Wonderland with Yellowstone Expeditions

Yellowstone Expeditions yurt camp is my favorite way to experience winter in Yellowstone. It’s cozy, but remote; wild, but civilized. 

Ten Favorite Family Activities in Yellowstone
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Ten Favorite Family Activities in Yellowstone

Do you know what my favorite thing to do in Yellowstone is? Everything!  But, I have narrowed it down to my top ten favorite family activities in this video. Just for you. What are your favorite things to do in Yellowstone?  Want more details on planning your Yellowstone trip? Check […]

Five Ways to Enjoy Fall in West Yellowstone
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Five Ways to Enjoy Fall in West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone is a destination in its own right. Here are five ways to enjoy West Yellowstone in autumn (plus a bonus!).

Best guidebooks for Yellowstone
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Best guidebooks for Yellowstone

After reading tons of books and spending many, many days in Yellowstone National Park, these are what I consider the best guidebooks for Yellowstone.

The blurping of the mudpots kept everyone's attention.
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Labor Day in the Park (Two Ribbons, Harlequin Lake, Monument Geyser, Artists Paintpots)

This Labor Day we braved the cool temperatures (mid-20s at night!) and met friends for camping at Hebgen Lake, just outside of West Yellowstone. The boys and I drove down Friday early afternoon, set up camp, explored, read, and basically relaxed. After dinner and s’mores around one of my famous upside-down […]