Things to Do on a Yellowstone National Park RV Road Trip

The first national park in the U.S. offers spectacular sights and plenty of space. Taking an RV trip to Yellowstone can feel daunting—but with some extra planning, it’s absolutely worth it.

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Created by Ines Macias-Perez - November 8th 2021

RVers can cover ground at Yellowstone at a decent pace by planning stops along the park's two loops. We outline highlights for RVers and recommended campgrounds nearby.

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850 Gallatin Field Rd, Belgrade, MT, US

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

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Photo of Bozeman Hot Springs
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81123 Gallatin Rd., Bozeman, MT, US

Bozeman Hot Springs

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Photo of Stacey's Old Faithful Bar & Steakhouse
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300 Mill St, Gallatin Gateway, MT, US

Stacey's Old Faithful Bar & Steakhouse

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Photo of Neptune's Brewery
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119 N L St, Livingston, Mt, Livingston, MT, US

Neptune's Brewery

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Devils Slide

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Photo of Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Loop Rd, Mammoth, WY, US

Yellowstone National Park

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While massive at 3,472 square miles spanning across three states, much of the trip planning has already been done for you—just follow the park’s two big loops. RVers can cover ground at a decent pace by planning which stops to make along the loop each day.

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Photo of Mammoth Hot Springs
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Mammoth Hot Springs, Mammoth, WY, US

Mammoth Hot Springs

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Located in the far northwest corner of the park, you can get up close to the hydrothermal action via a boardwalk trail that winds through the area. This is also the site of Fort Yellowstone. And, while you’re at this end of the park, make sure to visit the north entrance gate and the Roosevelt Arch.

Yellowstone National Park, West Yellowstone, MT, US

Black Dragon's Caldron, Yellowstone

Jeep Trail, West Yellowstone, MT, US

Baes Overlook

Photo of Three Bear Lodge
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217 Yellowstone Avenue, West Yellowstone, MT, US

Three Bear Lodge

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Photo of Gibbon Falls
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Grand Loop Rd, WY, US

Gibbon Falls

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27mi 00h 45m
Photo of Hayden Valley
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Yellowstone National Park, WY, US

Hayden Valley

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1mi 00h 04m

WY, US

Mud Volcano

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6mi 00h 12m
Photo of Yellowstone Lake
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Yellowstone National Park, WY, US

Yellowstone Lake

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Yellowstone Lake is the largest high-elevation lake in North America, with more than 140 miles of shoreline. Private boats are allowed, but the cold water temperatures and frequent, sudden winds make it suitable only for experienced boaters.

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Photo of Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Cabins
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1 Grand Loop Road, WY, US

Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Cabins

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Photo of West Thumb Geyser Basin
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Grand Loop Rd, West Thumb, WY, US

West Thumb Geyser Basin

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Photo of Grant Village Lakehouse Restaurant
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Grant Village & West Thumb Area, WY, US

Grant Village Lakehouse Restaurant

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With some extra planning and a well-devised itinerary, a trip to Yellowstone in an RV can be simple, fun, and sure to wow the whole family.

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