Yellowstone National Park is a premiere destination, explored by millions of visitors annually. The park requires a fee for a seven-day entrance pass, which is subject to change.
2019 Park Entrance Fees
Good for entry into Yellowstone National Park for seven days from the date of purchase.
Private, non-commercial vehicle: $35
Individual (by foot, bicycle, ski, etc.): $20/person
Yellowstone National Park Annual Pass: $70.00
Annual pass providing free entrance into Yellowstone National Park for one year (valid through the month of purchase). No advanced reservations are required for entering the park.
Reservations are HIGHLY recommended for overnight accommodations, however. An excellent nearby Yellowstone RV park is Yellowstone Holiday Resort, which is located on the shores of Hebgen Lake. This lake is an ideal destination for anglers that enjoy fishing for rainbow trout or brown trout. As a convenient base point, visitors staying in Yellowstone Holiday Resort can easily spend time exploring nearby Yellowstone National Park, via the West Yellowstone entrance.
The following activities are among the most popular Yellowstone National Park sights:
- Old Faithful – This is the most popular attraction in Yellowstone. This geyser averages 130 to 180 feet per eruption and has a faithful schedule of putting on a show nearly every one-and-a-half hours.
- Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone – This colorful canyon is one of the most popular areas for hiking. At nearly 20 miles long, this deep canyon is approximately 1,000 feet deep. Featuring spectacular colors, the cliffs of this massive canyon make it a breathtaking natural wonder.
- Mammoth Hot Springs – Located near the North Entrance, Mammoth Hot Springs are ever changing. Made from boiling calcium carbonate deposits, this geothermic region is constantly changing. Boardwalks make it easy for visitors to walk amongst the unique travertine terraces.
- Yellowstone Lake – This beautiful lake is more than 7,000 feet above sea level and is the largest high-altitude freshwater lake in North America. The area is popular with anglers and boaters.
- Grand Prismatic Spring – An artistic wonder to behold, Grand Prismatic Spring is more than 160 feet deep and ranges 250 to 300 feet wide. This sight features spectacular rainbow-color hues of red, yellow, orange and vivid aquamarine blue.
- Hayden Valley – A top destination for wildlife viewing, visitors can see elk, bison, grizzly bears, coyotes and a wide variety of avian species. Two popular trails include the Hayden Valley Trail and the Mary Mountain Trail.
- Mount Washburn – At more than 10,000 feet, the top of this mountain features a stunning observation deck. On clear days, visitors can see from the park’s southern edge to beyond the southerly Teton Mountains.
- Lower Geyser Basin – Comprising 12 square miles, this area features the Fountain Paint Pots, Great Fountain Geyser and Queen’s Laundry.