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Fall in Yellowstone: The Best Time to Visit

a lake with a mountain in the background

The grand natural beauty of Yellowstone National Park is appealing to people from around the world, and the vast majority of travelers who want to experience this park come during the blissful summer months. This often leads to high crowds and traffic jams around the tourist hot spots.

At Scenic Safaris, we believe that Yellowstone is amazing at any time of the year, but fall is probably our favorite season at this iconic national park. Here’s why we feel fall is the best time to visit:

There are Less Crowds at the Best Spots

Tourists often want to see the most famous attractions at Yellowstone National Park, such as the Old Faithful Geyser. In the fall, you can expect far less people to be at these notable locations, which often leads to a better experience. Consider taking our Old Faithful Geyser Basin Hike for an intimate and informative experience this fall.

The Fall Colors are Breathtaking

During the fall, the lush greens of summer fade into autumn hues of gold and crimson. This colorful display is one of the best examples of nature’s artwork in the country, and it’s an ideal time for photographers and nature lovers to visit the park.

Active Animals Lead to Lots of Wildlife Sightings

In the fall, the wildlife species who call Yellowstone National Park home are preparing for the harsh winter months ahead. They are particularly active, which can lead to frequent sightings. The elk, bears and bison are spotted often in the fall, and raptor species are found migrating overhead. You’ll likely catch more than a few wildlife glimpses on our Yellowstone Lower Loop Full Day Tour.

The fall weather may not be as predictable as the summer months — temperatures can range anywhere from 20 degrees to 60 degrees — but we can guarantee that you will have an amazing time during your fall trip to Yellowstone National Park. Contact us at Scenic Safaris in order to book your fall adventure.