Yellowstone National Park Information

Yellowstone National Park General Information


The weather in Yellowstone can be very unpredictable. The summer's in the park or generally warm during the day and cool at night. Summer's are typically dry but the chance of an afternoon rainstorms or "thunder roller" does exist. The winters of Yellowstone are famous for their cold temperatures and snowy conditions. However, after a major storm system has passed, expect blue bird skies and sunny days. Spring can be wet with rain and snow but provides some of the best wildlife watching. Fall can be a great extension of summer or an early transition to winter. Before taking on any adventure outside in Yellowstone, please be prepared and check the weather.


Yellowstone National Park has five entrances located in 3 different states. Regional airports located in Bozeman (GFA), Jackson (JAC), Billings (BIL) and Idaho Falls (IDA) allow visitors to access the park. Salt Lake City (SLC) is another viable option but a much longer drive. The most common airports used for visiting Yellowstone are Bozeman and Jackson. There are direct flights to Bozeman from New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and other metropolitan areas.