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Yellowstone National Park - Things To Know!

  1. By kevin
  2. On Apr 3, 2018
  3. North America
  4. Travel Tips

1.What is the best time to visit Yellowstone National Park?

The Best time to visit Yellowstone is between April to November. The average temperature at those time is around 26°C/78°F to 29°C/84°F. During the Spring(April/May): you'll be able to watch the park emerge from its winter hibernation with brilliant colors. During Autumn(Sept/Nov), you'll have plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife under the mild weather and less crowd. Summer(June-Sept): is the peak season for Yellowstone you’ll experience an influx of campers and sightseers during this time period.

2.What should you wear/carry while visiting Yellowstone National Park?

If you are not planning to do real hiking, wear comfortable walking shoes. For hiking, don't forget to pack your hiking shoes. Since the weather is always fluctuating, wear comfortable clothing to stay Warm, Dry and Comfortable. If you are staying overnight inside the park, pack some warm clothing, even during the summer. For higher temperatures in summers, don't forget to carry hat, sunglasses, sunscreen in your bag. We would also recommend carrying waterproof/windproof outer layer clothing.

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3.Where can we find food/dining options at Yellowstone National Park?

You will find a lot of dining options at the park ranging from fine dining restaurants, quick snack shops, cafeterias, general stores etc. We always suggest you to carry some lite food and water, to keep yourself energized and hydrated at all times.

4.What will be the weather like in Yellowstone National Park?

April-May: Spring weather is pretty unpredictable in the park it can as low as 25°F and as high as 60°F. June-August: Is the peak season and temperature the best this time of the season. Temperature can be as high as 80°F and even during summer the temperature at night can fall to 30°F. September-November: The temperatures remain mild during this season between 30°F to 60°F. Also suggested one of the best times to visit the park to avoid the crowd and you get more chances of viewing wildlife.

5.Is it safe to travel with kids to Yellowstone National Park?

Yellowstone is an amazing place to visit with kids as they would enjoy time viewing wildlife, stargazing at nights & experiencing active thermal geysers. But parents/guardians must be highly cautious at all time around the geysers and on boardwalks as they don't have any fencing.

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6.What are the nearby places/attractions to see around Yellowstone National Park?

Some of the popular places to visit around Yellowstone National Park are Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Cody, Idaho Falls.

7.What are the top attractions to visit at Yellowstone National Park?

Top must-see attractions Yellowstone National Park are - Grand Prismatic Spring, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Old Faithful Geyser, Fountain Paint Pot, Norris Geyser Basin, Artist Point, Hayden Valley, West Thumb, Fishing Bridge, Yellowstone Lake, Mammoth Hot Spring.

8.How many days should you spend at Yellowstone National Park?

Time required to spend at Yellowstone National Parks depends on what you want to do? If you wish to spend time sightseeing top attractions at the Park 2 days of time would be ideal. If you wish to go on hiking trails or do some activities (i.e. river rafting, park ranger tours etc) at the park you would need to spend 4-5 days at the park.

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9.How far is Yellowstone National Park from Denver?

The distance to Yellowstone from Denver is about 543 miles(870 km), which takes around 9 hours journey by car.

10.How far is Yellowstone National Park from Salt Lake City?

The distance between Salt Lake City and Yellowstone is about 360 miles (580 km), which takes around 6 hours for a drive.

2.What should you wear/carry while visiting Yellowstone National Park?0

The distance from Los Angeles to Yellowstone is approximately 1000 miles(1600 Km), and the drive usually takes around 15 hours long.