What to Do in Yellowstone National Park
Check out our Yellowstone National Park travel guide for our favorite sights in the park! Click on the photos or links below for more details on each location.
West Thumb Geyser Basin
This is the first area you’ll come to when you enter from the south entrance. Plenty of boardwalks to walk around on and see tons of geysers!
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
This is one of the most incredible sights in the park, in my opinion. The colors are amazing! Stop and see both the Upper and Lower Falls for some amazing views.
This is the best spot to see wildlife! Drive through Lamar Valley and watch for bison, antelope, and more!
Another impressive waterfall in the northeast corner of the park. Stop and get some ice cream at the general store in the parking lot by the falls!
Grand Prismatic Spring
One of my favorite parts of Yellowstone! The colors are unbelievable! Head out on the boardwalks to see the spring up close, then go for a hike up the hillside behind it to get an overhead view!
You’ve gotta stop here because it’s so famous, but honestly I was not super impressed. They post online estimated times when the geyser will erupt, but it has a margin of error of +/- 10 minutes. Plus you need to get there early to grab a spot because thousands of people flock to the area every 90ish minutes to see Old Faithful erupt. Go see it once, but then move on!
Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs is located in the northwest corner of the park, just inside the entrance. It has some really unique formations and is an interesting stop along the way! Look for elk hanging out in front of Fort Yellowstone!
Roosevelt Arch marks the north entrance to the park and is still there from 1872 when the park first opened!