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A bison next to Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park

Summer Activities


Summer is the season to explore in and around Yellowstone National Park! Here are our Top 10 Things To Do during the warm season. Check them out!

Summer Bus Tours

Experience the Yellowstone area in one of our comfortable (and air-conditioned) buses! Our knowledgeable guides have endless information and facts to share with you as you sit back, relax and enjoy the views!

A Yellowstone Vacation Tours summer bus next to Old Faithful Geyser

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center appeals to visitors of all ages, where you can learn, see and experience the daily life of bears and wolves, as well as other wildlife in the area. An interactive museum exhibit is available, as well as numerous educational programs, and of course the chance to see some of Yellowstone’s most amazing and powerful predators up close! Located in West Yellowstone, just minutes from our hotels and cabins.

A grizzly bear at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, MT


Yellowstone features excellent angling waters with easy access during the fishing season and an endless choice of public lakes, rivers and streams with a large variety of game fish in an area this size. No matter if you want to fish on a lake or a river, this area has you covered. Make sure to check out fishing regulations and other important river/lake information online before casting.

Fly fishing in Yellowstone National Park

Water Activities & Rafting

Have an adventure on the water and rent a raft, tube, or paddle board (whatever fits your fancy) and get in the water! Guided whitewater rafting trips are also a great option and a great adventure for the whole family. Geyser Whitewater Expeditions is a great choice if you’re staying in West Yellowstone, or Montana Whitewater Rafting Co if you’re staying in Gardiner, but plenty of other options exist.

A group of visitors on a whitewater rafting tour


Looking for some adventure? If you want to test your wild side, Yellowstone Aerial Adventures has a zipline course that is fun for all ages! Located just minutes from our hotels and cabins in West Yellowstone, this place is fun for the whole family. Ziplining is a great way to spend your day outside the park, and is another activity that will make your trip one to remember.

Zipline Adventure Park in West Yellowstone, MT

Explore West Yellowstone

Downtown West Yellowstone has a plethora of boutiques, restaurants, ice cream shops, and fun activities that will keep the family busy all day long! The Yellowstone Giant Screen Theatre shows movies about Yellowstone National Park, as well as current box office hits in IMAX format; catch a live play at the Playmill Theatre; Big Gun Fun is an indoor shooting range that provides a safe and fun way to shoot the guns you see in famous movies; and that’s just the beginning!

Downtown West Yellowstone, MT

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is a great way to see the Park and take in all of the surroundings that our first National park has to offer.

Diamond P Ranch is a great option for horseback riding in West Yellowstone, or the Flying Pig Adventure Company in Gardiner, MT, but plenty of other options exist.

Two horseback riders near Yellowstone National Park


With over 900 miles of trails ranging from easy to difficult, you will have no trouble finding the perfect hike! There is so much to see and experience in Yellowstone National Park from the beautiful scenery to the wildlife, so grab your water bottle, put on your hiking shoes, and explore the park on foot. FYI… Don’t forget to bring your bear spray!

A hiker on a trail in Yellowstone National Park


Whether you want to bike on pavement or trails, there are options for everyone. You have many options as far as where to bike and the type of terrain, so check out the park website to obtain that information. Biking is truly a unique way to see the park, so grab your bike, put on your helmet, and don’t forget your camera, water bottle and bear spray!

Bike Rentals at the Ridgeline Hotel at Yellowstone

Wildlife Viewing

Yellowstone is home to the largest concentration of small and large mammals in the lower 48 states. Bears, wolves, bison, moose, elk, fox, otters and more call this park home and there’s nothing more awe inspiring than encountering wildlife here in Yellowstone. Animals are always roaming around the Park (sometimes on the roads) so make sure you keep your eyes open, and don’t forget your binoculars or spotting scope!

A bison grazing in Yellowstone National Park

Exterior view of the Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone in West Yellowstone, MT


Enjoy comfortable, modern, amenity-rich lodging when you stay outside Yellowstone National Park.

A yellow tour bus with a bison next of it and mountains in the background.

Tours & Rentals

Experience an up-close view of the park, while learning about the fascinating history and wildlife.