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?

A herd of Bison by the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park via Shutterstock     Photo: Lee Prince

A:Go to Glacier instead. Ha! Just a little national park humor, there, Mark. In 2011, more than 3.6 million people visited Yellowstone National Park, a quarter of them (roughly 906,000) came in the month of July. So while summer isn’t exactly the low season, there are many ways to enjoy the 3,400-square-mile park without having to fight the crowds.

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