What can I do in Yellowstone National Park with my kids?
Junior Ranger Program
Stop by any ranger station or visitor center and pick up a Junior Ranger Program booklet. Kids can complete the activities as you tour the park. When they finish it up, they will earn their own Junior Ranger Badge.
Firehole River Swimming Hole
On a hot summer day, drive the Firehole Canyon Drive and park by the popular swimming hole. Steps lead down to the swimming are and families can literally spend an entire afternoon here.
Whether it's the family's first or 50th camping trip, Yellowstone is ideal for family camping. A number of large campgrounds offer fantastic sites close to park attractions. Most campgrounds feature nightly evening Ranger Programs as well.
Yellowstone is almost like an amusement park, offering easy to access natural attractions. You can easily drive through the park and go from stop to stop, following an easy boardwalk trail from your car. The short hikes are great for younger kids. For older kids and teenagers, there are a number of opportunities for half day hikes.
Horseback Riding and Llama Treks
Kids will love horseback riding or an overnight llama trek. It's a great way to explore Yellowstone's vast backcountry without the hassle of having to carry a huge backpack.