Old and Still Faithful.
Don’t call it a comeback; Yellowstone National Park has been rebounding from a plethora of challenges long before the 500 year flood event that occurred last year in June, 2022. . Be it climate change, invasive species, or wildfires, Yellowstone abounds with new life each spring after some long hard winters.
As we approach the one year anniversary of the unprecedented flood that occurred last year, Yellowstone is ready to show off its resiliency once again.
Why Yellowstone should remain faithfully on your bucket list:
Native American History
Wildlife: Yellowstone is home to nearly 300 species of birds, 16 different kinds of fish, five of amphibians, six reptiles, and 67 mammals, including moose, elk, bison, wolves, and bears. You’ll see animals just about everywhere, including the middle of the road.
Thermal Features: Yellowstone National Park contains more than 10,000 thermal features, including the world’s greatest concentration of geysers, hot springs, mudpots, and steam vents.
Trails: There are over 900 miles of hiking trails alone in Yellowstone, offering a whole new perspective to the park and your surroundings. Find a hike >>
Native American History: 27 tribes are formally associated with Yellowstone, long before it became a national park. The Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center, located by the Old Faithful Lodge, highlights Native American artists, scholars, and presenters, which provides an opportunity for Indigenous peoples to directly engage visitors.
Get off the Grid!
Yellowstone has very limited cell service. The National Park is definitely a destination for those looking to unplug and get away from the screen. It’s even better for those trying to encourage their kids to do so as well!
Early spring (which includes the month of June) and after Labor Day, are the best times to visit if you are looking to avoid the crowds. And while lodging prices have seen significant increases this year, there are some great ( and more affordable options) just outside the park in Eastern Idaho. But no matter when you visit and where you stay, it is sure to remain your best vacation yet!