So, you’re heading to Yellowstone National Park and you’re taking the whole family with you? Taking a bunch of kids with you on a trip anywhere can be stressful, especially if you have never been to your destination before. You may be wondering, where should we stay? What should we do? How can we have fun, stay safe, and experience the best Yellowstone has to offer?
Luckily, there are many activities you can do and enjoy with the entire family while visiting in or near the park. Here are a few fun activities to add to your Yellowstone family trip itinerary:
There’s nothing quite like camping under the stars in true, American wilderness. If you’re looking at options of where to stay, camping can be a great way to spend your nights. There are various spots within the park such as Norris campground, Mammoth campground, and canyon campground. Each offers something a little different, with plenty of space and sites to see nearby.
If you want to camp but don’t want to stay in the park, there are hundreds of campgrounds nearby you might want to try.
With countless rushing rivers and lakes in and around the park, it’s hard not to want to fish. You can find great fishing spots just about anywhere, however, taking a guide with you to the best fishing holes can help you maximize your experience.
With some of the most beautiful forests and mountain ranges, Yellowstone has some of the best trails in the country. If you’re looking to see waterfalls, incredible views, colorful hotsprings and geysers, or get an overall submerged experience, a hike is what you want to do. There are trails for all ages and experience levels, some are even paved and still within sight of the car.
Horseback riding is a fun way to get the American cowboy experience. The easiest way to experience a horseback ride is to sign up through a professional outdoor experience organization. Many of these companies, like White Water Rafting’s Horseback rides, offer rides that are various lengths so that anyone can enjoy them.
While visiting the river, fishing, or splashing around can be fun, you’re only experiencing a small fraction of the fun it has to offer. If you want to truly experience the river and what it has to offer, you should book a whitewater rafting trip! There are different trips with different white water classes that you can choose from, making this a family-friendly experience for kids of all ages.