Visitor Experience

Visitor Experience

Every trip you make to Yellowstone should be as magical as your first. But heavy annual visitation takes a toll on trails, campgrounds, and other Park facilities The Yellowstone Park Foundation supports projects that enhance recreation, safety, accessibility, while bolstering both in-Park and online education.

 

Upcoming Projects

With sustained funding, the Yellowstone Park Foundation will be able to address the Park’s emerging and anticipated needs in the area of Visitor Experience, such as:

  • Blacktail Suspension BridgeTrail crews will return in the summer of 2012 for a final round of project work on the Blacktail Trail. Beginning in the summer of 2010, a major restoration project on the Blacktail Trail was undertaken by Yellowstone trail crews and Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) volunteers. Crews demolished and rebuilt deteriorated concrete bridge abutment foundations and towers on the 228-foot Blacktail Suspension Bridge. The bridge spans the Yellowstone River in a backcountry area between Mammoth and Tower Falls. Phase two of the project occurred in 2011 and entailed work on deck, railing and retaining wall structural improvements. The third phase, in 2012, will address reconstruction of the adjacent multi-tiered, drystone retaining walls, and final clean up and travel-impact mitigation in the area.