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Yellowstone National Park Activities

Created in 1872, Yellowstone National Park holds the distinction of being America's first National Park and its acreage spreads across the terrains of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Not only is this beautiful park home to the majority of the World's geisers, it is also home to an array of animals, which include wolves, bison, elk, and grizzly bears. All in all, these facts alone make Yellowstone National Park a great destination for any individual, couple, or family that wishes to explore one of nature's greatest escapes. Provided below is a descriptive list of some of the best activities that Yellowstone National Park has to offer.

Activities At Yellowstone National Park
  1. Biking: Biking is a great, healthy way to explore the park's miles of beautiful scenery and attractions. Two of the safest bicycle routes for guests to ride on are the Old Gardiner Road and Blacktail Plateau Drive. Guests can rent bicycles from Xanterra Parks and Resorts.
  2. Boating: Boating on one of the park's pristine lakes is an awesome way to explore the park's aquatic environments. Both rented motorized and nonmotorized boats are allowed, and a permit is required for their use. It is important to note that personal boats, jet skis, airboats, and submersibles are not permitted.
  3. Camping: Camping can provide guests with an excellent, affordable means of extending their stay and enjoyment of the park. The park possesses over 2,000 campsites and 12 campgrounds, which include Indian Creek, Mammoth, Pebble Creek, Grant Village, and Tower Fall.
  4. Fishing: The park offers many great fishing opportunities for guests to explore the park's aquatic environments. For guests, fishing has been one of the top activities for well over a century. It is important to note that permits are required for anyone who wishes to fish in the park.
  5. Hiking: The park provides guests with over 1,100 miles of trails to hike and explore. Hiking areas include: Bridge Bay, Fishing Bridge, and Lake; Canyon; Madison; Mammoth; Norris Old Faithful; Tower-Roosevelt; and West Thumb and Grant Village. All in all, hiking provides guests with invaluable opportunities to explore the park's geisers, wildlife, vegetation, lakes, rivers, and creeks.
  6. Horseback Riding and Llama Packing: These activities offer unique ways for guests to explore the many backcountry trails that the park has to offer. Sessions usually last 1-2 hours and are offered through Xanterra Parks and Resorts.