Yellowstone Holidays

Geothermal wonders, diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes.

With its unrivalled natural beauty, Yellowstone has been a national park and a national treasure for over 200 years. Renowned for its wildlife encounters with some of the world’s most endangered and spectacular species, and breathtakingly impressive hydrothermal geysers, mountains, lakes and canyons. It’s a must-visit for holidays to the Western USA.

Luxury Holidays to Yellowstone

In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone National Park is a natural wonderland teeming with incredible landscapes of steaming geysers, rich grasslands, bubbling hot springs, dense alpine forests, towering waterfalls and impressive mountain ranges. Nearby Jackson Hole, surrounded by the Teton Mountains, is the perfect gateway to the park with plenty of opportunities for adventure activities including its aerial tram “Big Red” that takes you above the clouds for spectacular panoramic views. 

Great reasons to visit Yellowstone

A vast open wilderness, home to hundreds of wildlife species, Yellowstone is the place to spot both black and grizzly bears, majestic elk and moose, and bald eagles or osprey circling overhead. Take a trip to the Lamar Valley to search for the native grey wolf, or wonder at huge herds of bison grazing across the Hayden Valley. 

You’ll find half the world’s active geysers here thanks to millions of years of geothermal activity that’s also produced deep canyons,  bubbling springs, snow capped mountain ranges and nearly 300 thundering waterfalls.

Encircled by a 140-mile long grand loop road, Yellowstone’s paved roads, pathways and boardwalks make it easy to explore the dramatic landscapes by car, on foot or even on horseback.

5 things to do in Yellowstone

Watch Old Faithful erupt. A magnificent and iconic attraction - millions of people every year flock to see Yellowstones’s most famous geyser shoot boiling explosions of water heated by underground molten rock up to 56 metres into the air every hour. 

Discover rainbows at Grand Prismatic Spring. Strikingly turquoise at first glance, the algae, bacteria and changing temperatures in this bubbling pool offer a full rainbow of colour to wonder at.

Get your walking boots on. And hike Yellowstone’s deep forests and wilderness on well-kept paths, and woodland trails or guided ranger tours of more off-the-beaten-path tracks.

Explore the Mammoth Hot Springs. Marvel at these layers of travertine rock, covered in steaming hot springs. A boardwalk circling these colourful rock formations allows for some pretty awesome photo opportunities.

Visit Yellowstone Lake. Sitting 2357m above sea level, on top of a super volcano, it’s one of the largest high elevation lakes in the US, with cold water that freezes over almost entirely in Winter. Kayaking, canoeing and boating are the most popular ways to see this huge alpine lake.

Interesting facts about Yellowstone

  • The park covers an area of 2.2 million acres. 
  • Whilst the majority of Yellowstone is in the state of Wyoming, it also crosses into the states of Idaho and Montana.
  • The park is populated by only around 1000 indigenous people.
  • Yellowstone is believed to be the world’s first national park.

Yellowstone weather

A place to be prepared for anything, Yellowstone’s weather is variable to say the least.  Summer from June to September is when weather is mildest and more predictable, but nights are cool and thunderstorms are common. Spring and autumn are much more varied with rain, sunshine, storms and even snow all possible in a single day! Winter in Yellowstone is very cold with lots of snow, and therefore lots of areas of the park and roads are closed to visitors. 

Top Pick Hotels

Amangani

5* out of 5 stars

Framed by the Grand Tetons, this all-season oasis offers culinary delights, breathtaking vistas, and holistic treatments that are perfectly paired with daily mountain adventures.

Explorer Cabins

3* out of 5 stars

The comforts of home with the perks of a hotel! This rustic lodge is a 3-minute walk from the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Centre and a 16-minute walk from the West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

Four Seasons Jackson Hole

5* out of 5 stars

Set against a mountain backdrop, this luxury resort is a stones throw from the Jackson Hole Aerial Tram and just a few miles from skiing at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

WorldMark West Yellowstone

3* out of 5 stars

At the edge of the western entrance to Yellowstone National Park, this laid-back apartment style hotel is just 3 minutes' walk from the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Centre.

Things to do in Yellowstone

Watch "Old Faithful" erupt

Watch "Old Faithful" erupt

Not the tallest or the largest geyser in the world, but by far the most famous, watching the incredible Old Faithful erupt is a must-see experience at Yellowstone National Park. Shooting boiling water up to 180 ft in the air, sit, wait and watch as Mother Nature “performs” right on schedule every 90 minutes. Located in the park’s Upper Geyser Basin, the site features boardwalks and viewing areas for an up-close view that captivates visitors of all ages.

Visit Grand Prismatic Spring

Visit Grand Prismatic Spring

Located in the Midway Geyser Basin, this vivid, rainbow-coloured hot spring is one of the largest in the world. With an otherworldly atmosphere created by the vibrant blues, greens, yellows and oranges surrounding steamy mineral rich waters, visiting the Grand Prismatic Spring is a breathtaking experience. Stroll along the boardwalks for panoramic views or hike to overlooks for an impressive bird's-eye perspective.

Search for wildlife in Lamar Valley

Search for wildlife in Lamar Valley

With sweeping grasslands and meandering rivers Lamar Valley offers some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in Yellowstone. Often referred to as the Serengeti of the North, huge herds of bison, wolf packs and grizzly bears are just a few of the animals that call this area home. Drive through and there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself enjoying unforgettable encounters with these iconic species alongside elk, bald eagles and coyotes.

Hike the Mystic Falls Trail

Hike the Mystic Falls Trail

A hike to Mystic Falls during the park's warmer months offers an enchanting journey through scenic beauty. Passing through Biscuit Basin, home to the deep blue Sapphire Pool and Jewel Geyser, the trail boasts lush forests, meandering streams and stunning views of the surrounding wilderness. And, once you reach these majestic 70-foot falls, you’ll find yourself captivated by the Little Firehole River as it cascades from the Madison Plateau into a turquoise pool below.

Visit Mammoth Hot Springs

Visit Mammoth Hot Springs

Marvel at these intricate travertine terraces formed by mineral deposits, that have created a surreal landscape of cascading pools and colourful formations. Located near Yellowstone’s north entrance, this geological wonder offers a fascinating glimpse into the Earth's natural processes. Stroll along the boardwalks to admire the ever-changing beauty of this mesmerising destination, ideal for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike.

Useful information

  • Local time GMT (-6)
  • Currency US Dollar
  • Language English
  • Location National park in the United States of America
  • Flying time 9 Hours & 4 Minutes

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