Yes, #summer is the busiest time of year in Yellowstone.
But, it is also very easy to avoid the crowds.
Almost any blog you read will warn you how busy Yellowstone will be in the summer. So, now that we have that out of the way, here are some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your summer vacation:
They may be overrated, but no trip to Yellowstone is complete without seeing Old Faithful erupt, staring into the color pool of Grand Prismatic, or watching water cascade through Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Big features in Yellowstone are busy for a reason, and worth checking out, but, please, please, please get there early.
It is so important, especially in the summer months, to get out of the car in Yellowstone. You can drive for hours, from one destination to the next.
But then, add in the thousands of other cars trying to get from one place to another.
Oh, and then, add in entire bison herds trying to cross the road in front of those thousands of cars.
It can cause some stress to even the most peaceful person.
That’s why it is important to lace up your boots and hit the trail. You will find solitude and peace that does not exist on the roads in Yellowstone. Once you are out in an open meadow, or on a mountain summit, you will forget all of the stress of everyday life.
Our favorite trails to escape the crowds in Yellowstone are:
· Pebble Creek
· Storm Point
Summer hiking tips:
Bring more water than you think you need on the trail with you.
Rain jacket and pants are always a good idea, you never know when a summer storm is going to blow in.
#Backpacking is always a great way to escape the crowds in the summer.
Getting off the beaten path, and taking in the sights, sounds and solitude of the backcountry is the best way to experience Yellowstone.
We recommend Pebble Creek to Slough Creek, or Lamar to Pelican Valley in the summer! These trails lead you away from the crowds, take you along creeks and rivers, reward you with massive expanses of rolling hills covered in waving grasses, and are true Yellowstone wildlife sanctuaries.
Make the most of your summer vacation in Yellowstone, start early, and do something out of the ordinary!
Take a look at Nomadic By Nature's Yellowstone guided backpacking trips for an experience you'll never forget!
Featured Trip: Dunanda Falls
This 3-day guided backpacking trip to Dunanda Falls is great for people with limited time, but want to experience one of the most incredible waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park.
The trip allows us to backpack into our campsite, and leave it set up for two days, as we go explore Dunanda Falls. Since we have camp already set up, we can spend as much time as we want soaking in the warm hot springs, as Dunanda Falls pours over the side of it's cliff in the background.
Come check out waterfalls and hot springs on this epic backpacking trip!