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Contrary to popular belief, Yellowstone is worth visiting any time of the year and here’s a breakdown of activities for each season. The park is beautiful, even if you are just admiring it from the window of your car. But, the best way to experience it is to get out and get active. The experts at Rubinsohn Travel will ensure that your trip to Yellowstone meets all of your expectations.
Fall always comes with beautiful colors and Yellowstone is a magnificent destination to see the wonders of Fall. The colorful leaves, combined with the natural beauty of Yellowstone, make for a spectacular sight! Late September and early October is not a popular time-frame for tourists, which means there are less cars blocking your view. Early Autumn is also a great time for wildlife spotting. In particular, elk bulls. The Madison and Gardner rivers are full of brown trout at this time of the year – so grab your fishing gear before you leave. For those who want to get even more active, Yellowstone rents bikes that you can take around the park.
The snow-covered mountains, frozen waterfalls and frost-covered bison make the perfect postcard picture that one should experience in their lifetime. The roads stay closed, as they are not plowed – so the only way for visitors to get around is by snowmobiles, or skiing. For those who love skiing, there’s plenty of room to do so, as skiers are permitted to even slide down the unplowed roads. Wildlife spotting is at its prime in the winter, as animals are easier to spot on the white background.
Spring is a wonderful time for families, as the wildlife features their tiny newborns. Bears come out of hibernation with new cubs and bison give birth on the plains. The greatest odds for animal sightseeing are at dawn and dusk. If you wish to see the elk, the best location to spot them is at Mammoth, as the animals enjoy hanging out on the lawn there. If your schedule permits you to, make a quick trip to Yellowstone during the Spring season and you will see all types of small and furry animals.
Summer is the most popular season to visit Yellowstone, which also means it is the most crowded season. Nevertheless, the range of activities around the park increases during the Summer. Hiking is permitted during the summer, but many of the trails are still snow covered until July. The summer weather is usually the nicest for hiking. During the summer months, the temperature can get down to almost 30-degrees at night. Fishing and boating are both permitted at this time of year. Swimming is legal, although not popular mainly because tourists are unaware of the fact that it’s legal let alone the fact that the water is very cold. Horseback riding through the beautiful, guided trails is also offer by the park during the Summer season.
If you would like to visit this natural and magnificent work of art, call Rubinsohn Travel today at (215) 886-5200, and we’ll schedule your trip to Yellowstone National Park.