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4 May 2022
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Yellowstone is the perfect place for a wild family adventure! Spanning over 3,400 square miles (96% of which resides in Wyoming), the park provides exploring families with:

  • Over 1000 miles of backcountry hiking trails to enjoy

  • 15 miles of boardwalk trails to view the geysers from

  • 52 picnic areas to enjoy a quick lunch

  • Thousands of native (and invasive) wildlife to view

  • And one marina to enjoy a day on the lake!

If you’re looking for a quick list of the best things to do with the family while in Yellowstone, we’ve got you covered. Create memories that will last a lifetime at any of these Yellowstone landmarks!

21 Things To Do In Yellowstone With Kids

  1. Go hiking in Yellowstone’s backcountry.

  2. Ride horses through the forest.

  3. View moose, bison, elk, and more in Lamar Valley.

  4. Hike the boardwalks and view the geysers.

  5. Walk the boardwalks around the Mammoth Hot Springs.

  6. View the Old Faithful Geyser eruption (happens every 90 minutes!)

  7. Take photos at the Grand Prismatic Spring.

  8. Hike to the Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River.

  9. Gaze deep into the Morning Glory Pool.

  10. Take a boat ride across Yellowstone’s Lake.

  11. Go whitewater rafting down the Yellowstone River.

  12. Drive past the Potts Hot Spring Basin

  13. View the wildflower bloom at Dunraven Pass.

  14. Drive up the Yellowstone Grand Canyon.

  15. Catch a glimpse of the colors in the Upper Geyser Basin.

  16. Enjoy the bubbly mess at the Mud Volcano area.

  17. Take a short walk to the Black Sand Basin.

  18. Gaze into the Sapphire Pool.

  19. Enjoy the view along the Snake River.

  20. Soak the day away in the Boiling River.

  21. Enjoy an old west cookout.


And when you’re done adventuring, come back to your home away from home by booking a mountain vacation rental with us! Click here to see some of our available cabins, lodges, and mountain homes!