We had a blast camping in Yellowstone National Park two summers ago. The combination of spectacular scenery, wild animals and geothermal features makes this one of my favorite trips we’ve ever taken. Early June was still a little chilly for tent camping, but it warmed up beautifully during the day. And by going in the shoulder season, we beat the peak summer crowds. Totally worth those freezing nights and frosty mornings!

Even though we only had 4 days, I’m amazed at how much we saw. Here are a few highlights from our time in Yellowstone.


Yellowstone Morning Glory Pool

Morning Glory Pool, Upper Geyser Basin

Yellowstone grizzly

A grizzly prepares to cross a river.

Yellowstone Lake

Yellowstone Lake

Yellowstone Bison

A bison with calf

Yellowstone Bison herd

A herd of bison crossing a river.

Yellowstone Marmots

Two yellow-bellied marmots looking very disapproving.

Yellowstone Old Faithful

Old Faithful, viewed from the Observation Point.

Yellowstone Grotto geyser

Grotto geyser

Yellowstone Riverside Geyser

Riverside Geyser

Yellowstone Grand Prismatic Spring

Grand Prismatic Spring


Yellowstone wolf

A wolf with prey in the Lamar Valley.

Yellowstone Norris Geyser Basin

Norris Geyser Basin at sunset

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