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What's the best way to beat the crowds in Yellowstone?

What is the best way to escape the crowds on my trip to Yellowstone this summer?

Old Faithful via Shutterstock     Photo: Naturediver

A:Get there early in the day
The park entrances are open 24 hours a day in the summer. The earlier you go, the more likely the RV-driving tourists will still be asleep. Sunrise (which occurs just before 6 a.m. there in July) is the most gorgeous time, especially for taking photos. Check the schedule for Old Faithful late the day before in the visitor center, and see if it’s predicted to erupt in the early morning hours.

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