August 2019 – Yellowstone National Park – Overview

We went on an adventure! A hydrothermal adventure at Yellowstone National Park.

You can watch the preview video on our YouTube channel!

If you’ve been to this National Park, you know how special it is to witness the geysers, hot springs, mud pots, fumaroles, and (if you’re lucky) the wildlife. And how packed it can get during the summer time. If you’ve made it OUT of this National Park in July or August, then I believe we are part of some sort of survivors society. Let’s make shirts! I’ll get the puff paint.

As with most of my overview posts (see Cabo and Kauai), I won’t bore you with the nitty gritty details of all the things we did. That comes later! Instead, here’s a brief look at our itinerary and a few food recommendations:

Day 1:

  • Fly into Bozeman, MT.
  • Eat lunch at MAP Brewing (super yummy and on a lake!).
  • Visit MSU Campus.
  • Pick-up essentials for a few nights in a cabin.
  • Drive to Emigrant, MT.
  • Eat Dinner at Follow Yer Nose BBQ. — There were only a few places to eat in Emigrant. I’d recommend also trying Emigrant Outpost.

Day 2:

  • Enter the park for the first time and use the Annual Pass purchased in Olympic National Park!
  • Stop off at Roaring Mountain, Norris Geyser Basin, explore the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone!
  • Have lunch at Fountain & Grill in Canyon Village and acquire bear spray.
  • Get dinner fixings in Gardiner, MT on the way back to cabin and make the best dinner ever.

Day 3:

  • Climb Mt. Washburn from Dunraven Pass
  • Have lunch/dinner at K-Bar Pizza in Gardiner, MT.

Day 4:

  • See Mammoth Hot Springs, Paint Pots, Great Fountain Geyser, White Dome Geyser, and Grand Prismatic.
  • Drop off bear spray and have lunch at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge Geyser Grill (there are better places to eat in and around this area).
  • Completely scrap the idea of waiting for Old Faithful on Day 4 and reschedule for later in the trip.
  • Drive down to the Grand Tetons…………dun dun dunnnnnnnnn….

Check out our Grand Tetons Overview as well!

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