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Here’s everything you need to pack for a trip to Yellowstone National Park

From backpacks and boots to headlamps and hiking snacks, here are all the essentials you'll need.

Yellowstone National Park is one of the crown jewels of America’s National Parks system. It quite literally has it all: Majestic geysers, technicolor thermal hot springs, bison-filled forests and fields, craggy canyons, roaring waterfalls, and — you get the gist. Stretching nearly 3,500 square miles across northwest Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, Yellowstone attracts millions of visitors and tourists looking to revel in the beauty of the country’s most spectacular landscapes (just don’t get too close to the wildlife).

Indeed, it’s an absolute bucket-list-worthy destination for adventure-minded people who want to visit beautiful national parks this year. If the idea of its picturesque landscapes gets you excited, here’s a list of the essentials you’ll want to pack to stay safe and comfortable, so you can enjoy everything the park has to offer.

What to pack for day trips in Yellowstone National Park

Whether you’re planning to visit Yellowstone in the spring, summer, fall, or winter, there’s a whole host of items you’ll need to pack to ensure your comfort and safety. Here’s our expert packing list, written by Mike Richard.


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