Trip to Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is 2.2 million acres of breathtaking American countryside and just an hour's drive from Cody, it's easy to take advantage of world-class fishing and view phenomenal sights.

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  • Take an hour's scenic drive from Cody, Wyoming to Yellowstone National Park and see America in all its wild beauty.
  • Enjoy world class outdoor pursuits such as cycling, walking and camping.
  • The unique wildlife and geology are not to be missed.
  • See natural wonders such as the Yellowstone Grand Canyon, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs and much, much more.

Overview

One of America's most beautiful locations, visit Yellowstone National Park for some truly spectacular sights, including geysers and mud pots, and a wide range of outdoor activities such as fishing, walking or cycling. The vast expanse is impossible to explore in one trip so choose a section and explore all it has to offer. An hour's drive from Cody, through some of America's some stunning wild landscape, the journey is as breathtaking as the park itself.

Locations

Take the East Entrance of Yellowstone's five entrances. It is approximately an hour's drive to Cody.

Seasons

The Park is open all year, although most entrances, including the East Entrance, close in November to prepare for the Winter Season. The only entrance accessible by vehicle in the winter months is the North Entrance in Gardiner, Montana. Snowmobile and snow coach tours are a great way to explore the park during the winter months.

Activities

Attractions
There are so many geothermal attractions in Yellowstone National Park that it is nearly impossible to see them all. A great place to start is by driving the scenic figure 8 loop road through the park. Grab a map and brochure at the entrance gate and see all the attractions that you have time for along the road. Not to be missed attractions include Old Faithful (which blows approximately every 30 minutes to 2 hours), Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone Lake.

Wildlife Viewing
The choice is endless but some top activities include observing the Park's geology and wildlife such as deer, buffalo and grizzly bears.

Fishing
Fishing is also a favored pursuit with the legendary trout streams, Madison and Yellowstone Rivers being particularly good spots. A trip would not be complete without viewing the awe inspiring Yellowstone Grand Canyon and Old Faithful Geyser.

Hiking
From short easy boardwalk hikes to extended multi-day trips, Yellowstone offers outdoor enthusiasts a number of trails to explore its vast wilderness and unique attractions.

Biking
The cycling opportunities are also world class and road routes such as the Old Gardiner Road cater particularly well for mountain bikers.

More Information

For more information on visiting Yellowstone, call the park directly at 307-344-7381. For camping reservations, call 866-439-7375 or Book Online.

Other Yellowstone National Park Resources

Greater Yellowstone Coalition

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition strives to protect the greater ecosystem around Yellowstone and it has a main office in Cody.

Old Faithful

THE famous geyser of Yellowstone - Old Faithful.