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Planning Resources, Trip Reports

What To Pack For Your Yellowstone Vacation

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure. This list of things to take on a trip to Yellowstone National Park includes a Yellowstone packing list, what to wear in Yellowstone in summer, and other Yellowstone packing essentials. Yellowstone Packing List You’ve made your hotel or […]

cross country skiing in west yellowstone
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Cross Country Skiing in West Yellowstone

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure. 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, […]

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Visit Old Faithful in Winter

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure. 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 […]

young otters playing on trail
Planning Resources, Trip Reports

Why You Should Hire a Guide in Yellowstone

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure. 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. […]

Family on horseback in yellowstone
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The Best Horseback Riding in Yellowstone

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure. 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 […]

Visit Park City
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. 

turquoise hot spring in Yellowstone
Planning Resources, Trip Reports

Top Things to Do in Yellowstone in Winter

Winter is a great time to visit Yellowstone National Park. Here are the top things to do in Yellowstone in winter. 

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. 

boys on rock by river in fall colors
Greater Yellowstone Area, Trip Reports

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!).

Yellowstone Guide books
Planning Resources, Trip Reports

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 post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure. 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 […]

Anders standing next to yellowstone river
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Get Your Kids Ready for Your Yellowstone Trip

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure. Before you even board an airplane or load your car for a roadtrip, you can get to know Yellowstone National Park. A little pre-trip research goes a long way in getting kids exciting about an upcoming trip. When […]