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Amazing Yellowstone National Park Pictures

In May 2014, three of our kids and I tagged along with my husband on a business trip and we made a little detour to Yellowstone National Park.  This park is AMAZING!  I think Yellowstone National Park should be on everyone’s bucket list.  I’d like to visit again.

My Yellowstone National Park Tip

On our first day at Yellowstone, there weren’t any crowds at all.  The second day there were crowds but it wasn’t that bad.   I recommend going in late May before public schools get out, and when the roads are open because if you go too early some of the roads are still closed due to snow.  Also, visit during the week if you want to avoid crowds.

Yellowstone Pictures Valley with Walking Trail

Where is Yellowstone National Park Located?

Yellowstone National Park is located in three states – Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho.

Beautiful Pictures of Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Lake National Park


Yellowstone National Park Photos

Where to See Bears in Yellowstone?

The bears were easy to find.  We found the bears by watching what other divers were doing.  If cars were pulling over, there’s a good chance there was wildlife nearby.  Pay attention to what other vehicles are doing and you will find bears.

We visited Yellowstone for three days in a row and were lucky enough to see so many buffalo, one HUGE Yellowstone wolf, many Yellowstone elk, a mama grizzly bear and her cub, and a black bear.

Yellowstone Pictures Bison with Baby

The buffalo and their babies run beside the road inside the park.

Yellowstone Buffalo

I took this picture of the Yellowstone buffalo from inside the truck.

Close Up of Yellowstone Buffalo

Here are some pictures of Yellowstone National Park hot springs.

Yellowstone National Park Springs

Yellowstone National Park Pictures

Our daughter #2 and one of the hot springs.  Look at the color of the spring, it’s just amazing!  Within the park, there are signs everywhere to stay on the paths or else you could be cooked alive.

Daughter #2 Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Hot Springs Minerals

Our three youngest at Yellowstone National Park.  We were so tired from all the hiking and walking at all the stops along the roads, my husband and I didn’t walk down this path, but our kids did.  Next time we visit Yellowstone, I plan on physically training for it.  There is so much walking up and down hills, but it’s so worth it.

At some of the stops, you have to walk over one mile just to see the spring, bubbling mud pot, etc.

Yellowstone Our Three Youngest

Where is Old Faithful?

Old Faithful is located inside Yellowstone National Park.

My kids waiting for Old Faithful to erupt.  They were so excited!  Old Faithful erupts on a schedule, but sometimes it’s late and the seating fills up fast.

My Kids at Old Faithful in Yellowstone Waiting For it to Erupt

This is Lake Yellowstone at Yellowstone National Park.  It’s a beautiful lake and there was still ice on in late May.

Lake Yellowstone @ Yellowstone National Park

This is another picture of Yellowstone Lake with our two youngest up the path.

Lake Yellowstone Photos

Here’s our red-headed daughter (#3) on a path at Yellowstone National Park.  The paths are really nice but not very wide and they can get crowded.

Path at Yellowstone National Park

Pictures of Yellowstone National Park

This is the wolf we saw, he’s pretty far off and was eating something, I’m guessing a buffalo placenta, but it’s just a guess.  The wolf looked HUGE even from a distance.  We found the wolf by observing other drivers.  When someone spots something they pull over and then so does every other car in both directions.

Wolf at Yellowstone National Park

Check out the beautiful colors in the flowing water.

Yellowstone Run Off

Yellowstone Path

Daughter #2 at one of the many falls inside Yellowstone.

Yellowstone Falls

Cool Yellowstone Pics

I’m not sure what these rock formations are called but they are pretty incredible and like nothing I’ve seen before.

Yellowstone Rocks

Yellowstone Park

Yellowstone Mud Pots Video

Here I am trying to get my three youngest kids into my Yellowstone Mud Pots Video.  I’m not the smoothest.  Lol

If you haven’t made the trip to Yellow Stone National park, you should definitely try and make the drive.  The park is amazing and full of so much wildlife.

I recommend going around May.  You want to visit when most of the snow has melted and before the tourists, all show up.

Where to Stay Near Yellowstone National Park?

We rented an Airbnb near the park.  The trip we made was last minute and everything was booked.  We checked Airbnb rentals every day and finally, we found a cancelation and snagged it.

Airbnb Yellowstone National Park

We simple meals to save money.  If you like camping there are few campgrounds in the park but I would imagine they are booked years in advance.

Where do you fly into for Yellowstone?

Bozeman International (BZN) is a two-hour drive from the park.  There is a smaller airport – West Yellowstone Airport that’s only open in the summer and it’s five miles from the park.

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