We have been to Yellowstone around a dozen times and this year we were able to go twice. It is such a beautiful place! Whether you just take a day and drive through or you stay a week, there are plenty of things to do for just about everyone. Visiting Yellowstone should be on everyone's bucket list! Keep scrolling to watch my YouTube video with all my tips and info.
There are so many things to do in and around Yellowstone. There are great shops and restaurants in both West Yellowstone and Jackson Hole (depending on which entrance you use to the park). There are hiking trails, fishing, campgrounds, thermal features, museums, and visitors centers.
The main reason for our (longer) second visit was for my boys to fly fish. They have really gotten into it in the last year or two. They really wanted to fish the many rivers in Yellowstone.
We only caught small fish, but my boys didn't care. They had so much fun trying out different spots.
We are already planning another trip for next year!
Watch my video below to see our unexpected campground visitor, and for my tips for visiting Yellowstone.
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Have you ever been to Yellowstone? I'd love to hear about your experience!
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Oh my goodness, Stacy, this is awesome! It brought back many wonderful memories of our family trips to Yellowstone Park! It was our children's most favorite place to go camping, so we went every year. Gull Point was our favorite place to fish too. Hiking the scenic trails, and the fun shops and ice cream were always a must. The evening programs at the amphitheater was always enjoyable, and children getting their Junior Ranger badges was a great treat. AND the beautiful scenery of the mountains, streams, lake, and aromatic pine trees are favorite parts of Yellowstone. I'm ready to go again! Thank you for sharing.
My sister lives near Yellowstone and my daughter and I visited her and her husband this past summer. We hiked up to Lost Lake and on the way back down I heard a sharp "crack!" of wood breaking. At first I thought it was brother-in-law stepping on a branch, but then I looked up and there were two baby bears making their way up a tree! My sister shouted "where's the Mom?" and we spotted her a short distance away. We carefully back-tracked and walked up and around the trail to give her a wide berth. The babies just settled into the branches for a nap. Now I have a new appreciation for carrying bear spray!
I'm so jealous! In all the years we have been going, we have never seen a bear. Our family members did one trip but we took an alternate route and missed it. What a great experience!
Yellowstone in winter is the best! Take the snowcat tour for an awesome experience.
I have been in early May when most of the park was covered in snow, but we didn't do a snowcat tour. I will add that to our list!