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A Bit of Yellowstone’s Native History

During June this year, the Big Sky Visitor’s Center greeted almost 1,000 visitors, guests from Alaska to Florida, India, Romania, China and beyond.  Like most of the locals, folks come for Montana’s natural beauty and adventure, but the tradition of exploring our region spans back millennia. Archaeologists have found evidence of humans occupying the Greater Yellowstone area 11,000 years ago in the form of tools and bones. Excitingly, the discovery of bows and arrows, sheep traps and bison corrals from approximately 3,000 years provide a more in-depth understanding of ancient communities.  At least 26 Native American tribes have historic connections… READ MORE

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Maximize Your Big Sky Experience With A Guided Tour Of Yellowstone National Park

Have you been on a guided tour of Yellowstone National Park yet? Experiencing Yellowstone with a knowledgable and local tour guide is the ultimate way to bring the park to life. If you’re using Big Sky as your basecamp for adventure, there are numerous tour guide outfitters that can show you the natural wonders of Yellowstone in a way you can’t even imagine. One of the highlights of summer in Big Sky is the close proximity to Yellowstone. Yellowstone is the ultimate national park. Boasting 3,472 square miles of protected park, there’s plenty to do. Active geysers, countless waterfalls, towering… READ MORE

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What To Do In Yellowstone If You Only Have One Day

Ask 10 people what their favorite thing to do in Yellowstone National Park is and you’ll get 10 different answers. At 3,468 square miles, Yellowstone is massive and that’s why it appeals to everyone from near and far. Hidden amongst the lakes, mountains, rivers, canyons, geysers, and other geological wonders of Yelllowstone is a lifetime of adventure. Few people venture off the beaten path in Yellowstone, which is totally fine. It’s tough for people to dedicate their lives to exploring the vast and wild landscape of Yellowstone. While some people may spend a week hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and sightseeing… READ MORE

Grand Canyon of The Yellowstone | Photo Credit: Glennis Idrenland

9 Things NOT To Do In Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is the ultimate outdoor playground. This 3,500 square mile geological paradise attracts people from all over the world. Diverse wildlife, mind-bending geothermal features, endless forests and mountains, and so much more make YNP a place that’s on everyone’s bucket list. We highly encourage you to visit Yellowstone National Park. It will likely be the coolest places you’ve ever been. 17 Fun Facts About Yellowstone National Park Ask anyone who’s been to Yellowstone and they’ll  tell you about plenty of cool things to do in the park, but they might not tell you about the things NOT to… READ MORE

Bison Herd In Yellowstone | Photo: Yellowstone Vacations

Are You Searching For Yellowstone Winter Lodging?

Planning a trip to Yellowstone National Park this winter? Yellowstone in winter is one of the most magical places in the world. The vast majority of park visitors come in the summer, but Yellowstone in the winter is out of this world. If you’ve never been to Yellowstone in the winter, you need to book your trip right now. Entering the park when it’s blanketed in snow is an unreal experience. Whether you want to see geysers shooting into the crisp winter air, a herd of frost covered bison wandering down the road, or a pack of wolves roaming across… READ MORE

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9 Reasons To Visit Yellowstone National Park In Winter

Every year, winter blankets Yellowstone National Park in a thick coat of white snow transforming the bustling Park into a pristine winter wonderland. There’s something magical about the peaceful atmosphere of YNP in the winter. If you haven’t visited the park during the winter season, it’s time to book a trip of a lifetime. Yellowstone National Park was established on March 1, 1872 as the 1st National Park. The park stretches 3471 square miles in the states of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. The park is famous for its vast tracts of untouched forests, wild mountains, stunning geysers, and abundant wildlife. Yellowstone… READ MORE

Winter Hiking | Photo: Glenniss Indreland

5 Popular Trails For Winter Hiking In Big Sky, Montana

Do you love winter? Are you a fan of the great outdoors? It’s time to book a trip to Big Sky, Montana. Big Sky is the perfect destination for every winter enthusiast. While Big Sky might be most famous for skiing and snowmobiling, the winter hiking in Big Sky is also world class. In fact, hiking is one of the best ways to explore Big Sky, Montana all year long. Where To Go Snowshoeing In Big Sky, Montana Big Sky is tucked into the middle of the mighty Madison Range and offers endless hiking opportunities. The sprawling Gallatin Range sits… READ MORE

Bison In West Yellowstone | Photo: D. Lennon

How To Get From Big Sky To West Yellowstone

Big Sky, Montana is an outdoor lover’s paradise. There’s more than a lifetime of activities to do in Big Sky’s backyard – climbing, hiking, skiing, rafting, peak bagging, biking, or fishing. But there’s more to Montana than just Big Sky so we highly encourage you to go out and explore everything that Big Sky Country has to offer. One popular day trip that  you don’t want to miss is to travel  from Big Sky to West Yellowstone. West Yellowstone is one of Big Sky’s closest neighbors. West Yellowstone, sometimes referred to as West, is located less than an hour south of Big Sky.… READ MORE

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Don’t Miss These Amazing Geysers In Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is home to more geysers than anywhere else in the world. These rare geothermal features are scattered throughout the park and need to be on your list of things to do in Yellowstone. Bring your camera and make sure you don’t miss any of the best geysers in Yellowstone. There are thousands of geothermal features in Yellowstone, but only a small percentage qualify as geysers. The rest are hot springs, pools, fumaroles, and mudpots. Both the named and unnamed geysers of Yellowstone are not only unique, but they are incredibly impressive. A geyser erupts when water is heated by super… READ MORE

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Top 10 Things To Do In Yellowstone National Park This Summer

As the world’s first national park, Yellowstone is a very special place. Everywhere you look there is something new and exciting to see and do. It would take a lifetime to complete all the things to do in Yellowstone National Park – so you better start now! Can you seriously imagine seeing everything in Yellowstone National Park in a weekend? A week? Or even a summer? It would be impossible. The park measures 3,472 square miles or 2,221,766 acres.  In fact, it’s bigger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined! It’s essentially endless. 6 Things You Absolutely Must See In Yellowstone… READ MORE