Yellowstone tourists on pace to set record

Credit: Matt Poyner, NPS

Credit: Matt Poyner, NPS

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Author: TrailMob
Date: 07.08.16

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The number of visitors to Yellowstone is up 10 percent over the same time period last year.

The National Park Service reports more than 1.4 million people have visited Yellowstone National Park so far this year. The NPS reported the park had 830,000 visitors in the month of June alone, that’s up 7 percent from from June of 2015.

The park’s southern entrance, which connects Grand Teton National Park, saw the most visitors, followed by the western entrance near West Yellowstone, Montana.

Visitors have come from all over the world. Yellowstone has seen so many Chinese visitors this year, that the Park Service has hired three Mandarin-speaking rangers to help with communication.

This year is the National Park Service’s Centennial and rangers tell TrailMob they anticipated record setting visitation throughout the entire National Park System.

Trails of interest:

  1. Tower Falls & the Yellowstone River Trail
  2. Hellroaring Creek and Black Canyon of the Yellowstone Trail
  3. Slough Creek Trail
  4. Observation Point Loop- Upper Geyser Basin Trail

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