Seeing the worlds first National Park is an experience to be remembered no matter your age. I remember seeing it for the first time right after the fire, my wife saw it just before the fire. The summer of 2021 is a great time to see this park and it’s venerable geysers, mud pots and wildlife. Then circle through the park is open and it doesn’t seem that Mother Nature has slowed down on the number of wonders she has in store. Entering early, especially for the show that Old Faithful puts on is prudent for crowds, but also is a great way to see wildlife.


In 2021 the park is very busy. Lots of families are enjoying time outside and time together. We stayed at the West Yellowstone Mountainside KOA. For spots here it is important to book early. We lucked into one late due to a cancellation, but I wouldn’t rely on that.

We entered early with a lunch and drinks packed and circled the park stopping at most sites and taking a jaunt down to Teton National Park, came back and finished the circle. This took about 12 hours total.

Yellowstone Elk

We were exhausted at the end of the day, but it was great to see so much. It is possible to take a large RV or trailer through the park, but we chose not to go that route. One our next leg of the journey we went around the park for time and convenience.

Old Faithful

This is a must see park and one that can easily be paired with Devils Tower and Mount Rushmore, but with a good days drive in between. The natural wonders of Yellowstone never fail to amaze!


About Hiram

Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories
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