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5 Tips for Traveling to Yellowstone National Park

Have you always dreamed of visiting Yellowstone to take in the splendor of our country’s oldest national park? If you are finally taking the plunge and planning a Wyoming trip, Journey Rent-A-Car can help you plan for your dream getaway. Here are our top 5 tips when traveling to Yellowstone

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1. Timing is Everything

Originally and aptly called “Wonderland” by the Northern Pacific Railroad, Yellowstone is truly a wonder. The park is most famous for its geyser, “Old Faithful,” and because of its popularity, is the busiest destination in the park. Consider taking in the rest of the sights, and stop by to view the eruption when tourist hours are not at their peak. 

2. Wear Layers

Because of the nature of the weather at the park and its 6,000-ft. elevation, come prepared for all temperatures. Wear layers so you can adjust as the day goes on. We suggest bringing a coat and rain gear too. 

3. Take Reliable Transportation

With over 2.2 million acres, it makes sense to make reliable transportation a priority when you enter the park. We offer a wide selection of reliable and cheap car rentals. If you have a family, a van rental may be just what you need. We also offer SUV rentals. When you enter the park, you don’t want to worry about your vehicle. You’d much rather spend your mental energy taking in the sights and the sounds of the majesty around you. 

4. First Stop: The Visitors Center

Before you begin exploring the park, stop at the Visitors Center where you can learn about the park’s history and get advice from rangers who can give tips on hikes, special programming, and park amenities. Going into an adventure with a bit of information under your belt is always a good plan.

5. Take a Hike

Although you can experience some stunning views of wildlife, mountains, and nature through the windows of a car, make sure to take time to hike in areas that may not be accessible to vehicles. As you are surrounded by nature, it truly gives you a closer glimpse into Yellowstone and the beauty of what it has to offer.

If you are itching to visit Yellowstone National Park, contact Journey Rent-A-Car online, or call (406) 551-2277 to rent a car and start planning your dream vacation. What are you waiting for? Yellowstone awaits.

Photo Credit: NPS/Jim Peaco