Author: Mel, Yellowstone Guide & Travel Writer

Woman skis over the firehole river near the lower geyser basin at Old Faithful

Your Yellowstone Winter Packing List

Visiting Yellowstone in winter is a magical experience. I don’t say that lightly. For playing in Yellowstone Park, winter is our favorite time to go. Imagine soaking in a hot spring with ice floating nearby, ghost trees lining the trail, boiling water shooting into the air and freezing at the […]

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Your Yellowstone Packing List

This Yellowstone packing list has everything you need on a trip to Yellowstone National Park. It includes what to wear in Yellowstone in summer, and other Yellowstone packing essentials. Yellowstone Packing List You’ve made your hotel or campground reservations, you’ve downloaded one of my Yellowstone itineraries, and you are ready […]

cross country skiing in west yellowstone

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 […]

colorful hot spring in the Yellowstone Old Faithful Geyser Basin gives off steam in winter

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 […]

Family on horseback in yellowstone

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 […]