If you plan to visit Yellowstone during a particular season, here are some tips on the months you should prefer.
Spring – May and June
Here are the pros and disadvantages of visiting Yellowstone Park in the months of May and/or June.
-Waterfalls to their maximum due to snowmelt
– Good time to observe animals (many baby animals)
– Good time to observe wildflowers in bloom (Low Altitude)
– These months are usually rainy
– Due to the melting of snow and rain, hiking trails are usually muddy
– Usually remains snow in higher elevation levels
Summer-July and August
Here are the pros and disadvantages of visiting Yellowstone Park in the months of July and/or August.
-Driest month of the year
-Unhardened Hiking Trails
– Wildflowers all over the landscape (high and low altitude)
– Fishing at its best from the end of July until September
-most visited month by visitors
– Less visible wild animals given that they retire to the woods to avoid great heat and tourists
– A frequent thunderstorm in the late afternoon (especially in the Tetons area)
Autumn-September and mid-October
Here are the pros and disadvantages of visiting Yellowstone Park in the months of September and/or mid-October.
– Observation of Elk (moose) Courting females
-Excellent season for fishing and hiking
– Nights are cold if you decide to go camping
– More chance of rain and snow, the climate is becoming less predictable (note: Snow storms may be present as early as September)
Winter-mid-October to April
Here are the pros and disadvantages of visiting Yellowstone Park from mid-October to April.
-Wild animals near the roads
-The beauty of the trees all dressed in snow turning into a white ghost
-Lots of snow and snow storms
-Several roads are closed to cars
Travel-Outings has listed for you the averages of temperature, snow and rain of Yellowstone Park.