Yellowstone National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. Famous for its geysers, hot springs, and diverse wildlife, Yellowstone is a must-visit destination for nature lovers. Every year, millions of visitors come to Yellowstone to explore its stunning natural beauty.

If you’re planning to visit Yellowstone this spring or early summer, you’ll be pleased to know that the park is set to open on April 21st and that our beautiful vacation rentals are within driving distance of the park. Here’s some help for planning the perfect trip to Yellowstone this year.

When to Visit Yellowstone National Park

Spring Flowers above Yellowstone LakeCome early! The best time to visit Yellowstone National Park is from late April to early June. During this time, the park’s flora and fauna come to life after a long winter. The weather is also mild and pleasant, making it perfect for exploring the park. Accommodations in the early season are a little easier to come by and off-season pricing exists for many early season dates.

Road Access

Yellowstone’s roads are usually closed during the winter season due to heavy snowfall. However, the roads start opening in late April, and by mid-May, most of the park’s roads are open to the public. The roads are scheduled to open in stages this year. Starting on April 21st with West Entrance to Madison Junction, then Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful, Norris to Canyon then on May 5th, the park estimates having the East entrance to Lake Village (Sylvan Pass), Canyon to Lake Village open. May 12th will see the South Entrance to West Thumb, West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass), West Thumb to Lake Village, Tower-Roosevelt to Tower Fall opens, and on May 26th Canyon to Tower Fall (Dunraven Pass) will open.

Road Opening Map


How to Prepare for Your Visit

Backpack Near River
To make the most of your trip to Yellowstone, here are some things you should consider before visiting:

  • Make your reservations well ahead of time to ensure the selection and availability
  • Dress appropriately for the variable weather conditions
  • Carry enough water and food for your trip
  • Bring binoculars and camera/phone equipment to view wildlife


Things to Do in Yellowstone National Park

Sign for Old Faithful Geyser
Yellowstone is an outdoor lover’s paradise, with plenty of activities to enjoy. Some of the best things to do in Yellowstone during the spring and early summer months include:

  • Hiking the park’s many trails to see the wildflowers blooming and the waterfalls flowing
  • Taking a wildlife safari tour to spot bison, elk, and grizzly bears
  • Visiting the park’s many geysers, including the famous Old Faithful
  • Exploring Yellowstone Lake by boat or kayak

For even more amazing ideas for things to do in Yellowstone National Park check out our Experience Yellowstone National Park information.

Experience Yellowstone National Park


Visit Yellowstone National Park Today

Yellowstone National Park is a destination that every nature lover should visit at least once in their lifetime. With its stunning natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and endless outdoor activities, Yellowstone is sure to fascinate and inspire you. Plan your trip today to experience the joy and wonder of Yellowstone National Park!

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Vacation Rentals Near Yellowstone National Park  – Big Sky

Everyone has to visit the world’s first National Park, as it’s such an amazing American destination filled with wonders and adventures, but crowds can be a concern as more and more people visit the park. Avoid some of that and the frustration by staying in a nearby Wilson Peak Vacation Rental, perfectly located close to the park but away from all the crowds. Bring you and yours and experience Yellowstone National Park during the day and relax and find peace and quiet in the evening and at night. Book today to secure the closest and best Yeallowstone National Park vacation rental.

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