Yellowstone National Park

World’s Largest Collection of Geysers

It’s a Wonderland. Old Faithful and the majority of the world’s geysers are preserved here. They are the main reason the park was established in 1872 as America’s first national park—an idea that spread worldwide. A mountain wildland, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone.

Summer season is usually from mid-April to early November depending on the weather. Most roads are open to wheeled vehicles exceptions for weather and construction. In the winter season, most roads are open only for snowmobiles and snowcoaches except the road between the North and the Northeast Entrance which is open year-round.


Yellowstone’s abundant and diverse wildlife are as famous as its geysers. There are 67 species of mammals including 7 species of native ungulates and 2 species of bears, nearly 300 species of birds, 16 species of fish, 4 species of amphibians, and 5 species of reptiles.

Seven-day Passes

Good for entry into Yellowstone National Park for seven days from the date of purchase.

Private, non-commercial vehicle: $30 ($35 effective June 1, 2018)
Motorcycle or snowmobile: $25 ($30 effective June 1, 2018)
Individual (by foot, bicycle, ski, etc.): $15/person ($20/person effective June 1, 2018)

For people traveling to both Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, a combined seven-day entrance pass may only be purchased at park entrance stations. This pass is only available only through May 31, 2018. Cost is $50 for a private, non-commercial vehicle, $40 for a motorcycle, and $20/person for people traveling by foot, bicycle, ski, etc.

Annual Pass

Yellowstone National Park Annual Pass: $60.00 ($70 effective June 1, 2018)
Annual pass providing free entrance into Yellowstone National Park for one year (valid through the month of purchase). On a snowmobile, this pass admits the signer(s). When traveling by snowcoach or shuttle, this pass admits a signer and up to three additional persons (16 and older) for a total of four people.

P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168