Top tips for visiting Yellowstone National Park
While June is the best time to visit Yellowstone National Park, whenever you visit consider these handy tips.
Respect wildlife and safety: Whilst wildlife spotting is an amazing experience, always keep a safe distance and never approach or feed the animals. The park issues guidelines about maintain distances, including 25 yards from large animals and 100 yards from wolves and bears.
Stay on designated trails: It’s crucial to stick to designated trails and boardwalks for your safety and to protect the delicate ecosystem. Straying from designated areas can damage geothermal features or be dangerous. Follow signage and respect any closures or restricted areas.
Be prepared for changing weather: Yellowstone’s weather can be unpredictable, even in the summer. Pack layers of clothing, including a waterproof jacket, and carry essential items such as sunscreen, a hat, insect repellent, and plenty of water. Be prepared for temperature changes, especially at higher elevations.
Leave no trace: Help preserve the park’s natural beauty by leaving no trace. Pack out all your trash, dispose of waste properly, and respect the park’s flora and fauna. Leave the park as you found it, allowing future visitors to enjoy its pristine wilderness.
Plan and prepare: Before your visit, research the park, its attractions and the best times to visit specific areas. Yellowstone is vast, and having a well-thought-out itinerary will help you make the most of your time. Check the park’s website for any updates, closures or safety advisories. Of course, if you travel with Insight everything is planned for you. All you have to do is enjoy yourself.