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Tips for planning a trip to Yellowstone National Park

Planning a trip to Yellowstone National Park?

Here are some tips on how to keep your trip worries to a minimum and your fun to a high.

Admission can range anywhere from $15 to $50 per person, according to the Yellowstone National Park Planner.

“The estimated Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear population increased from 136 in 1975 to between 674 and 839 in 2014, and the bears have gradually expanded their occupied habitat by more than 50 percent,” according to the National Park Service website.

To stay safe, the Yellowstone National Park suggests that you stay on the lookout for bears, stay in groups of two or more, not to run away from a bear and carry bear spray.

Instructions for bear spray can be found on the back of the can of bear spray.

The park has a lot to see  the park has about 300 geysers, 40 waterfalls and its own grand canyon, according to the National Park Service website.

Yellowstone has Ranger Programs where you can get a guided tour of different areas of the park. On their website you can see when the programs are running and where they will go, according to the National Park Service website.

It is smart to plan your trip ahead of time. Look at what the park has to offer and what you would like to do, according to Minitime, a website for family vacation planning.

Minitime also suggests being ready for any kind of weather.

“Weather in Wyoming is unpredictable.” According to the Wyoming Tourism website, “during both the summer and winter seasons, be sure to bring plenty of layers so you can add and remove clothing as your own comfort dictates.”

Finding a place to stay the night in advance is pertinent. There are several places to stay inside the park including Canyon Lodge and Cabins, Grant Village, Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins, Old Faithful Lodge Cabins and Roosevelt lodge and cabins, according to the Wyoming Tourism website.

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