Top Things to Do in the Yellowstone Area
This summer on your visit to Yellowstone National Park be sure to hit one, or all, of the top things to do and see in Yellowstone country. One of the top adventures is a scenic helicopter tour in Yellowstone’s outback with Yellowstone Helicopters. There’s also Old Faithful and gray wolves, rodeos and powwows, horseback riding, rafting and so much more. Let’s fly!
Five Yellowstone Tours and Adventures
#1 Yellowstone is the largest active geyser field in the world and is home to the most famous geyser, Old Faithful. There are also hundreds of colorful hot springs and pools such as the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, pictured above, which is larger than a football field and the third largest spring in the world.
#2 To explore Yellowstone’s wild side, get off the beaten path and onto the park’s 1,300-mile trail system. Some of the most popular hikes are Bunsen Peak, Mt. Washburn and Uncle Tom’s Trail to the base of Canyon’s Upper Falls. Do you have kids?
#3 Take a paddling trip along the shores of Yellowstone Lake near lakeside geysers, or raft down one of the nearby rivers. There are rafting trips available near all the entrances to the park. To help you choose, we’ve compiled a Top 5 rafting trips list.
#4 One of the best ways to experience the Yellowstone region is by spending a night or more under the stars. You can stay at one of the many campsites inside the park, at a nearby campground outside the park or camp in the backcountry.
#5 Fishing in Yellowstone Country is an experience that compares with few other places on Earth. Fling a cast into Yellowstone Lake or the Madison River for fly or lure fishing. Try the trout waters north, south and west of Cody, filled with native Yellowstone cutthroat, brown trout, rainbow trout and brook trout larger than most anglers can imagine. On your way to Yellowstone through Wyoming, go for the gold and fish Carbon County’s Miracle Mile, or try the waters of Casper, the “No. 1 Big Fish Destination.”