Summer is a fantastic time of year to get out and explore Cody Yellowstone. The weather is beautiful, outdoor adventures are in full bloom, the rodeo is back in action every night, and there’s excitement in the air. With so many things to do, you may feel a bit overwhelmed for choice. So, here are some of our favorite hot spots, activities, and attractions to experience this summer right here in Cody Yellowstone!

Explore Yellowstone National Park

While Yellowstone National Park is always spectacular, summer really brings it to life. Sunshine bathes the mountains and valleys, the landscapes burst into color, and wildlife flourishes. And with 2.2 million acres to discover, you should dedicate at least a day to exploring the world’s first national park. Even the journey from Cody to the East Gate is a treat — Theodore Roosevelt once famously called it “the most scenic 50 miles in America”. 

As you enter through the East Gate, prepare to be captivated by a Wild West wonderland. From roaming bison and elk to geothermal wonders like Old Faithful, Yellowstone offers endless opportunities for awe-inspiring experiences.

Embrace the Wild West Lifestyle

Start your summer day with a horseback ride through pristine wilderness, soaking in the fresh air and stunning mountain views. Day ranches let you roam like a true cowboy or cowgirl — complete with river crossings, wildlife sightings, and maybe even some rope work.

Being out on the range is sure to work up an appetite. Sample your way through Cody’s lively downtown dining scene or try the Cody Cattle Company. Throughout the summer, it offers a nightly chuckwagon dinner and live music show. Then, mosey next door to the Cody Nite Rodeo, the longest running rodeo in the world. 

Hit the Trails Through Town

A great way to experience the best of summer in Cody Yellowstone is through our interactive trails. These fun and helpful guides to local landscapes and businesses can help you see the sights and sample all Cody Yellowstone has to offer — all while offering you the chance to win an array of prizes! 

Bears in the Basin – Inspired by the majestic bears that roam our lands, Bears in the Basin is a scavenger hunt that takes you on a journey through our vibrant communities. This free pass comes with a list of clues you can use to find locally crafted bear statues scattered across Cody, Meeteetse, and Powell. Snap a photo with each bear you find and share it on social media with #CodyYellowstone to connect with fellow adventurers and the chance to win! 

Sippin’ Trail – Our Sippin’ Trail features some of the most popular bars and breweries in the area, as well as restaurants offering a delicious twist on taste. Plus, if you make a purchase at any of the participating businesses, you’ll earn points towards exciting rewards such as commemorative t-shirts, pint glasses, and stickers.

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Wild West Trail – The Wild West Trail Pass is your free digital passport to exclusive rewards and discounts at some of Cody Yellowstone’s most memorable western experiences — from Old Trail Town and the historic Cody Trolley Tour to the world-class Buffalo Bill Center of the West. 

You can download these free exclusive trail passes on our website. 

To learn more about Cody Yellowstone and start planning your own Wild adventure this summer, visit or call 1-800-393-CODY.