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2019 Yellowstone Summer Season Begins

Dunraven Pass, May 2019

With the Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of the 2019 Yellowstone summer season, many of you will be heading to America’s first National Park for the first time this year. Here’s what to expect.

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Prepping for Summer and the Beartooth Highway Opening

Beartooth Highway Clearing 2019

The Memorial Day weekend is a big event on the Yellowstone calendar: Most lodging and services will be open for the season by then, and many visitors will hit the main route between Billings and the Northeast Entrance, celebrating the Beartooth Highway opening.

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More Yellowstone Openings on Tap This Weekend

Yellowstone South Entrance, May 7, 2019 NPS

The month-long process of opening Yellowstone National Park for the 2019 summer season continues on Friday, as several road sections will welcome auto traffic and the Lake Yellowstone Hotel will opens its doors to the public.

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Yellowstone 2019 Openings Continue, Including Old Faithful Inn

Steam from ephemeral ponds lit up at sunrise (panorama)

More Yellowstone 2019 openings to note. Old Faithful Inn and associated services in the area will open for the season on Friday, as will more sections of roads: the highway from East Entrance to Lake Village (Sylvan Pass), and the roads between Canyon Village and Lake Village–weather permitting, of course.

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Yellowstone 2020 Lodging Reservations Now Open

Old Faithful Inn

It’s a big day on the calendar, so let the planning begin: Yellowstone 2020 lodging reservations are now open, as concessionaire Xanterra has opened up the process of structuring visits to America’s oldest National Park.

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Planning a Yellowstone Fishing Trip? Start Planning Now

fishing from boat Yellowstone Lake 2015

We’re less than a month away from the boating season, but if you’re planning a Yellowstone fishing trip, the time to launch preparations is now.

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End of Yellowstone National Park Fall Season Looms

Dunraven Pass 2018

We’re now down to the final weeks of the 2018 Yellowstone National Park fall season, but there are still some compelling reasons to make an October or November run to the Park.

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Two More Yellowstone Fires Reported; Bacon Rind Fire Impacts Traffic

Bacon Rind Fire, Aug. 13

We have two more Yellowstone fires reported — one already contained, one out — as the Bacon Rind Fire expands to 1,388 acres and causes Park officials to potentially deploy pilot cars due to heavy smoke.

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Fifth Busiest July on Record for 2018 Yellowstone Visitation

cars at south entrance

With 940,563 visits last month — the fifth busiest July ever — 2018 Yellowstone visitation is slightly up from 2017, though still trailing 2016’s record numbers.

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Want to Get Away from it All in Yellowstone? Take a Hike!

Osprey Falls, 1968

It’s high season in Yellowstone, but it’s still possible to get out and enjoy the Park without having to share it with a gazillion other tourists and their shrieking kids. How? Go for a Yellowstone day hike.

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