From chiseled peaks and stunning sunrises to forested valleys and grazing elk, the Yellowstone to Yukon region is full of opportunities to explore.
Our mission is to help both people and nature thrive, so that means ensuring continued access to recreation, to hunt and fish, to have fun as well as learn and see new things. We encourage you to get outdoors and hike, ski, bike, camp, float, ride or otherwise check out this fantastic place.
Please ensure that you are always properly equipped and are making minimal impact on the environment. Be sure to know your limits, and have appropriate experience for navigating and recreating safely in the backcountry.
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Part of recreating in regions with wildlife means being prepared. It’s important for all of us to know how to not only protect ourselves from a negative encounter with wildlife, but to protect animals from having to be moved or killed.
Here are some helpful hints to safely recreate in wild country:
- Inquire about recent bear or wildlife activity in the area
- Carry bear spray and know how to use it properly
- Recreate with others
- Always let someone know where you are going and when you’ll be back
- Make your presence known by talking, singing or making loud noises. Animals, particularly bears, are more likely to avoid people when their presence is known
- Keep children close and dogs on leash
- Observe and photograph animals from the safety of your car
- Don’t approach or feed wildlife; respect their space and move away
To assist in your trip planning and to get more specific information about activities, accommodation and more, we recommend the following tourism sites: