Seasonal activities


Yellowstone National Park is one of America’s most popular national parks, attracting more than 3 million visitors annually. 

Even with that high number of visitors, there are still plenty of activities to enjoy during the park’s seasons

Yellowstone has a wide variety of seasonal activities (summer and winter activities),

From hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing to geysers, volcanoes, waterfalls and more; there’s something for everyone here

Explore the park during summer and winter with its numerous seasonal activities listed below;


Summer Activities

Summer Activities

The first season begins in late May and ends in early October when wildflowers bloom and grasses turn golden.

Here are some activities visitors can enjoy in summer which is also the best time to visit Yellowstone National Park

Horseback riding

You will find yourself in the center of cowboy country as you ride on the trails in and around Yellowstone National Park and take in the stunning views.

This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the Park and take in all that our country’s first National Park has to offer in terms of surroundings.


The ideal season to visit Yellowstone National Park’s stunning hiking trails is summer.

Yellowstone is a beautiful place to hike; With its dramatic rock formations, undulating meadows, and deep canyons, it is one of the most scenic parks in all of America. 

The trails aren’t too difficult, so there’s something for everyone; even kids can enjoy hiking here.

You won’t have trouble choosing the ideal hike from over 900 miles of difficult trails!

Yellowstone has so much to offer, from its breathtaking landscape to wildlife. 

You just have to grab the water bottle and put on your hiking boots and start walking


biking in yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park’s biking and hiking trails are some of the most popular in America. 

The park features more than 200 miles of unpaved roads and some amazing trails. 

The variety of trails allows you to choose the one that appeals to your needs.

From calm and peaceful loops to fast-flow zones, mountain biking at Yellowstone is an adventure on every level.

Each year several hundred thousand visitors use the park’s premier bike trail (the Old Faithful Path).

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

The wildlife viewing opportunities are unparalleled, Yellowstone is known for its bright and colorful variety of animals, including moose, bison, and elk.

Some animal encounters are more memorable than others, watching elk cross the road, for example is a common occurrence in Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner, Montana.

Farther north, with more wolves and bears in the area, visitors have to be more vigilant about their surroundings.

Winter Activities

Winter Activities

In the winter, ice flows from the melted mountains form bergs on quiet lakes as large as cities, while herds of elk congregate at watering holes along the park’s rivers.

Yellowstone National Park is the perfect setting for a kayak or snowmobile ride through the beautiful and majestic winter wonderland. 


If you want to learn to snowshoe or cross-country ski, even better! 

We have some great winter activities at Yellowstone National Park, including cross-country ski tours that occur at dusk and operate throughout the winter months.


yellowstone national park snowmobile

The Yellowstone National Park snowmobile is a great way to explore the park.

It is an ideal winter travel vehicle with an enclosed cab, a heated seat and a windshield that shades you from the cold and helps avoid fogging.

This 4-wheel drive snowmobile has 2-5 seat options, plus a six-passenger trailer for added comfort and space for your whole family. 

Get ready for scenic vistas and solitude with these easy-riding machines!



Camping at Yellowstone National Park is a great way to enjoy the scenic beauty of this park with family and friends. 

Yellowstone has numerous campgrounds and individual sites, ranging from rustic and isolated to pretty and intimate. 

The park offers a range of camping options, including primitive campsites, cabins, and yurts. 

Camping permits are required for each night you stay in the park

More information can be found on the types of Camping people try at Yellowstone National Park

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