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First-time Visitors Guide to Yellowstone National Park

First-time Visitors Guide to Yellowstone National ParkYellowstone National Park spans nearly 3,500 miles across the American West. It's one of the largest National Parks in the country, which makes it a popular vacation destination for people of all ages. However, its sheer size can be particularly overwhelming for first-time visitors. 

Our guide for first-time visitors will help you make the most out of your trip to Yellowstone. Here's what you need to know:

When is the Best Time to Go?

In order to enjoy the best weather at the parks coupled with minimal crowds, you should consider booking your first trip in the late spring or early fall. While summer vacation is often the most convenient time to go, it's also very crowded. April, May, September, and October are ideal months to consider a trip to Yellowstone.

The Average Cost of a Trip to Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park is often considered a more affordable vacation, but the actual cost will vary depending on the size of your travel party and the length of your stay. The average daily cost of travel in Yellowstone is about $100 per day, and the average hotel is about $100 per night.

Where to Stay Near Yellowstone

Choosing the right place to stay is critical to the success of your first trip to Yellowstone. You will want to be located in a convenient spot that allows you to easily access the park's most iconic sites and attractions. Signal Mountain Lodge, for example, is a hotel that is situated between Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.

Facts to Consider

  • Yellowstone National Park was the first National Park created in the world.

  • There are more than 300 geysers and nearly 300 waterfalls in the park. In order to see the best features of the park, consider booking a tour with Scenic Safaris.

  • There are about 1,000 miles of trails in Yellowstone, which makes it a favorite destination among hikers of all skill levels.

  • One of Yellowstone National Park's most iconic natural wonders — Old Faithful — is a geyser that erupts nearly every hour and a half. It's a must-see for first-time visitors.

For more tips for planning your first vacation to Yellowstone National Park, contact Forever Resorts today.


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