Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Yellowstone – A Heaven for Recreation

If you are looking for a vacation destination that is great for the entire family, then you need to look no further than Yellowstone National Park. It is like the world’s largest outdoor playground, with things to do for people of all ages, and all interests. Let’s take a look at some of the things the best Yellowstone vacation packages can offer you.

Hot Springs and Geysers

There are hot springs and geysers all over Yellowstone park. ‘Old Faithful’ is perhaps the most popular of all, because it erupts at set times, meaning you will most definitely be able to see it. You may want to stay in the Old Faithful Inn, which allows you to overlook the geyser. Do also make sure that you stop at the Firehole River, which is covered in steam coming from the various geothermal features of the area.

White Water Rafting

If you like the sense of adventure, then white water rafting is for you. There are numerous waterways to choose from as well, so you are sure to have your needs filled. You can generally add this activity to you vacation package, choosing from a range of different services. Usually, you will go rafting for two to three hours, at a cost of around $50.

Hiking and Backpacking

If you like to be active, but not dangerous-active, then hiking and backpacking is for you. You have 2.2 million acres of land to explore, with many hiking trails well laid out for you. Make sure you decide which trail to follow and get a map, so that you don’t get lost. Also, check they are open, as many have to close during winter. You can also ask for the services of a guide.

You can go fishing in Yellowstone, but only in the summer and only between sunrise and sunset. You also have to purchase a permit from the park itself and you must have this on you if you are over 16. The best fish to catch are trout, and you must release them back. There are many fishing guides to go with you, and they will be happy to take you and groups of fellow fishermen to good spots in the park.


If you want a winter activity, then you have 200 miles of trails to choose from to explore on a snowmobile. There are guided tours in different parts of the park, or you can go for the ultimate freedom and just go on your own, really exploring the wilderness. Usually, you can start snowmobiling in November.

These are just some of the many things that you can do in Yellowstone, and there are many more. Whether you want to get active or enjoy some peace and quiet, whether you want to be among people or stay secluded, Yellowstone offers it all. If you are looking for a vacation to add to your bucket list, you may want to consider this one. It really is an experience you will remember forever.

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