- By John
- On Oct 22, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Yellowstone is known for extremely cold winters, but it can get really hot there in summer. To take the Yellowstone summer tours to have a holiday there. Despite high altitude, we experienced temperatures above 80°F (27°C) during the entire stay. On the other hand, just a week or two before we visited, they had some snow on Mt. Washburn (not that it stayed for long).
Some advice on footwear for Yellowstone:
Sandals will be ok for most areas in Yellowstone where there are boardwalks (e.g. The Grand Prismatic or the Upper Geyser Basin).
You don’t really need hiking boots for Yellowstone in summer (I would definitely pack them in spring and autumn though), unless maybe if you are planning to hike to the top of Mt. Washburn.
There are some really nice short walks that you can do all over Yellowstone, and in those cases it’s better that you wear closed walking- or sports shoes with a good grip.
We also suggest to pack water shoes for swimming.
What to pack for Yellowstone in summer
This is a short packing list for Yellowstone in summer to help you prepare for your trip.