Free Stock Permits Available for Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park will continue issuing free day ride permits to individuals who take stock on park trails this summer.
Launched in 2017, the free permit system helps park managers understand where, when, and how many stock users visit the park. The free day ride permits provide an opportunity for park staff to assist riders in planning safe, enjoyable, and low-impact trips.
While officials are not limiting the number of individual stock users on trails, rangers may ask to see people’s permits during rides on trails. And users are required to have certification of a negative Coggins Test performed within the last 12 months for all equine stock entering Yellowstone.
Stock users can obtain their free permits on the park’s website, or at any of Yellowstone’s backcountry offices.