Planning your Salt Lake city airport to Yellowstone trip by our travel tips on the site.Yellowstone has five entrance stations,and several are closed to regular vehicles during winter.It takes many hours to drive between entrances,so be sure to check the status of roads at the entrance you intend to use.The road between Mammoth Hot Springs and the Northeast Entrance is always open to regular traffic,providing year-round access to the wildlife-rich Lamar Valley and great access for camping,hiking,fishing,or skiing.

Top Things To Know Before Your Yellowstone Vacation:

Pack your patience:hundreds of thousands of people visit Yellowstone during the months of June,July,and August.It's also a big place:traffic and road construction often make drive times longer than expected.

Practice safe selfies:do not approach animals to take pictures.

Early birds avoid crowds and traffic:visit the park during nonpeak hours(before 9 am and after 3 pm)and seasons(April/May,September/October).Check out our list of seasonal highlights.

Salt Lake city airport to Yellowstone trip,Top Things To Know Before Your Yellowstone Vacation

Plan ahead:campgrounds and lodges fill early,so finding a place to sleep at the last minute is unlikely.

Stay on boardwalks:hot springs have injured more people than any other natural feature(including animals).

Drive responsibly:observe posted speed limits and use pullouts to watch wildlife,take pictures,and let other cars pass.

Bears inhabit the entire park,not just the backcountry:learn how to travel safely in bear country.

Cell service and bandwidth are limited:don't be surprised if you can't receive calls or texts.

Explore beyond our borders:the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem includes much more than the park.Plan your trip to take in the vibrant communities,public lands,and natural wonders throughout this area.