Getting outside and enjoying the great outdoors is something everyone loves. Who doesn’t love breathing clean, fresh air, or hearing the serene sounds of nature? And, who doesn’t need a break from technology right now?! There are so many ways to get outside and get active in the Yellowstone area, and we’ve come up with a list of some of our absolute favorite ways to get away from it all in this stunning part of the country. Plus – these are perfect if you’re looking for some time away from the hustle and bustle!
Seeing the Yellowstone Sights
Yellowstone is known for some truly spectacular natural scenery. From Old Faithful and the geysers to hot springs, canyons, and more, it’s one of the most unique places in the world. For a comprehensive list of things to do and sights to see, we like this link to the National Park Service. It’s full of information you need for a successful trip.
Reel It In – Fishing
Whether you’re an experienced fisherman, new to the sport, or enjoying a family outing, you’ll find fun fishing opportunities in and near the park. Yellowstone Lake is the largest body of water in Yellowstone National Park, as well as the largest lake above 7,000 feet in North America. The lake is home to native Cutthroat Trout and non-native Lake Trout. With its prime fishing conditions and beautiful scenery, Yellowstone Lake makes a fishing playground for all ages. The Yellowstone River is also known internationally as one of the premier trout waters in the world!
Hiking for All Levels
Yellowstone National Park is one of America’s premier wilderness areas. The park encompasses more than 2.2 million acres, has more than 900 miles of hiking trails. And, day-hiking doesn’t require a permit! There are canyon hikes you can participate in, hikes near lakes and rivers, and some amazing hikes near Old Faithful as well. It’s a great way to get active and get away from it all!
Fun on the Water
Get ready to leave dry land and explore the incredible waterways around Yellowstone! You can go boating, kayaking, or canoeing. Non-motorized vehicles are allowed on most park lakes and the section of the Lewis River between Lewis and Shoshone Lakes, so there’s ample space for you to have some peace and tranquility on the water.
There are over 2,000 camping sites in Yellowstone National Park! Camping is a great way to get connected with nature (and with yourself) and to be able to really take a step back away from it all. The campgrounds are near some of the popular attractions of the region, too!
Spot Some Animals
Yellowstone’s incredible and abundant wildlife is as famous as its geysers. In the park, animals have over 3,000 square miles of habitat available to them, so finding them usually takes some luck (and, some skill!) You can see animals like bear, bison, elk, and more. Plus – there are some absolutely amazing birds in Yellowstone for you to spot!