How to Prepare for Your Yellowstone Road Trip

A trip to Yellowstone National Park is a journey that you won't soon forget. Taking a road trip out to this wild, beautiful place will make the memories even more vivid, but a trek to Yellowstone requires some careful planning to make sure you get the most out of your adventure.


Where to Go

A great home base for your Yellowstone exploration is Jackson Hole, Wyoming. A unique valley consisting of about 400 square miles totally surrounded by mountains, it's a stunning place with easy access to some of the most breathtaking features of Yellowstone National Park. Set your GPS for Jackson Hole, and book your lodging early as this tends to be a popular spot for travelers looking to explore. Once you arrive, you'll be well positioned to set off on a number of different guided tours by foot, boat, or vehicle.

What to Pack

Preparing for a trip to Yellowstone means packing all the essentials you need for time spent in the wilderness. Bring ample layers for chilly nights and cool mornings, plus rain gear, sunscreen, sturdy footwear, and bug repellant. In addition, you should consider protecting yourself from potential encounters with wildlife. While you can't bring "bear spray" on a plane, you can find it at camping stores back home and bring it with you if you travel by car. 

Staying hydrated and well fed is also key. Pack plenty of water and nutritious snacks to keep you fueled for your long drive, and bring ample treats that are easy to store and pack on a long hike, float, or ATV tour. Consider stocking up on a few sturdy plastic bags with firm seals to ensure your rations stay fresh, dry, and far from the prying noses of wildlife!

For more information on how to prepare for a trip to one of the most majestic places in the world, contact us at Scenic Safaris to learn more, and book a guided tour today!