…is the icon, the crown jewel of the American National Parks. It’s a vast ecosystem that spreads beyond the park boundaries. It contains a wilderness full of wildlife from grizzly bears to chipmunks. It has waterfalls and geysers – water going both ways.

Visiting Yellowstone is on everyone’s bucket list.

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The more you know about what you’ll find when you get there, the better your trip will be.

Here you’ll find information to learn more and plan your trip well so you can make memories to last a lifetime. Check back as more will be added.

I’m deeply grateful to have known the park well throughout my life. Now that I make my home in Cody, Wyoming, I’m able to do a bit more to give back by sharing what I see, what I learn, and what I find.

I want you to have the best possible trip to Wonderland you can. 

While my time in the park is often spent on the boardwalks in the geyser basins, I also love the opportunity to visit other areas of the park as well and will often stop to spend some time observing wildlife or just taking notes on what’s blooming.

So join me in learning about one of the most special places on Earth.

Yellowstone Opening and Closing Dates


Yellowstone Phenology (Nature's Calendar)