Holidays in Yellowstone National Park

Holiday Travel Guide

See rare hydrothermal events, go on rewarding hikes and enjoy the adventure of exploring North America’s oldest and biggest national park.

Explore the natural wonders among the mountains, waterfalls and wildlife of Yellowstone National Park. This 890,308-hectare (2.2 million-acre) wilderness was officially protected in 1872 to preserve its rugged natural beauty.

Although the area hasn’t seen an eruption for 640,000 years, volcanic activity constantly bubbles beneath and on the surface in the form of mud pools, steam vents and geysers. Walk the boardwalks at Mammoth Hot Springs and witness the beauty of these hydrothermal events.

Hike on the paths around Old Faithful, the park’s most famous geyser. This well-known crowd-pleaser spurts water and gas high into the air about 17 times a day, with intervals between eruptions ranging from 1 to 2 hours. You can time your visit using the predicted eruption timetable posted at the Old Faithful Visitor Center. This particular geyser lies in the Upper Grey Basin, a 2.5-square-kilometre (1-square-mile) natural geological attraction that features about 150 other geysers.

Explore some of Yellowstone’s 1,770 kilometres (1,100 miles) of hiking trails. There are graded paths for easier walks and steeper, more challenging hikes. Try one of many popular walks such as the Geyser Hill Loop and day hikes around the canyon. Send your own echo into Yellowstone’s breathtaking canyon, which extends 32 kilometres (20 miles) long and drops 305 metres (1,000 feet) deep in some parts.

You’ll need experience to hike the Observation Peak trail. This strenuous path rises 425 metres (1,400 feet) in 4.8 kilometres (3 miles). At the top of the mountain peak hikers are treated to a bird’s-eye views of Old Faithful Village and its scenic surroundings.

Yellowstone National Park is open every day, year-round. Each of its five entrances provide access to the main Grand Loop Road that connects many of the park’s main attractions. In the cold winter months, there may be some road closures due to heavy snowfall.

See the Yellowstone page on the U.S. National Park Service’s official website for details on camping, attractions and advice for navigating the park safely.

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1196 Cheap Hotels Near Yellowstone National Park

Grant Village - Inside the Park
Grant Village - Inside the Park
2.5 out of 5
24 Rainbow Loop, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Located in West Thumb, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Grant Village Visitor Center and Grant Village Campground. Abyss Pool and West Thumb Geyser Basin ...
3.4/5 Good! (48 reviews)
"Its comfortable and quiet. Nothing fancy but good and sturdy. We were very happy with our stay. Super friendly staff too. Lots of parking."

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2021

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Old Faithful Inn - Inside the Park
Old Faithful Inn - Inside the Park
2.5 out of 5
3200 Old Faithful Inn Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Situated in a national park, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Old Faithful, Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, and Castle Geyser. Grand ...
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Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park
Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park
2.5 out of 5
2051 Snow Lodge Ave, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Situated in a national park, this lodge is within a 10-minute walk of Old Faithful Visitor Education Center and Old Faithful. Castle Geyser and Grand Geyser ...
3.8/5 Good! (67 reviews)
Great to be able to stay in park
"This is a nice, clean hotel within walking distance to Old Faithful so location is fabulous! Rooms were clean and staff was helpful. Still a lot of covid restrictions in place so all food is to go. General store and gas station right next door for snacks, too. Can't beat the location!"

Reviewed on 16 May 2021

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Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park
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Kelly Inn West Yellowstone
Kelly Inn West Yellowstone
2.5 out of 5
104 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT
The price is AU$165 per night from 3 Nov. to 3 Nov.
Kelly Inn West Yellowstone
Grant Village - Inside the Park
Grant Village - Inside the Park
2.5 out of 5
24 Rainbow Loop, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Grant Village - Inside the Park
Old Faithful Inn - Inside the Park
Old Faithful Inn - Inside the Park
2.5 out of 5
3200 Old Faithful Inn Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Old Faithful Inn - Inside the Park
Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park
Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park
2.5 out of 5
2051 Snow Lodge Ave, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park
Old Faithful Lodge & Cabins
Old Faithful Lodge & Cabins
725 Old Faithful Lodge Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Old Faithful Lodge & Cabins
Lake Hotel and Cottages - Inside the Park
Lake Hotel and Cottages - Inside the Park
3 out of 5
235 Yellowstone Lake Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Lake Hotel and Cottages - Inside the Park
Lake Yellowstone Hotel And Cabins - Inside the Park
Lake Yellowstone Hotel And Cabins - Inside the Park
2 out of 5
1 Grand Loop Road, PO Box 165, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Lake Yellowstone Hotel And Cabins - Inside the Park
Lake Lodge Cabins - Inside the Park
Lake Lodge Cabins - Inside the Park
2.5 out of 5
459 Lake Village Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Lake Lodge Cabins - Inside the Park
Gray Wolf Inn & Suites
Gray Wolf Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
250 S Canyon St, West Yellowstone, MT
The price is AU$177 per night from 20 Nov. to 20 Nov.
Gray Wolf Inn & Suites
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