A vivid photograph of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, showcasing brilliant hues of blue, green, yellow, and orange around the hot spring, with steam rising against a backdrop of evergreen forests under a blue sky.

The Complete Guide to Visiting Yellowstone National Park in 2024

If you are planning a trip to Yellowstone National Park and need some help planning your trip, this is our starter guide for visiting Yellowstone National Park. We often have detailed, in-depth guides reached to Yellowstone National Park trip planning and will link to these where appropriate to make your trip planning as easy as possible.

The article will discuss all aspects of visiting Yellowstone National Park, including:

  • Maps of Yellowstone National Park
  • General Information about Yellowstone
  • Time to Visit
  • How to Make the Most of Your Visit
  • Best Things to do in Yellowstone
  • Where to Stay
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Nearby National Parks

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General Information on Visiting Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park Lodging

Itineraries for Yellowstone National Park

Downloadable Itineraries for Yellowstone National Park

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Map of Yellowstone National Park

Detailed map of Yellowstone National Park highlighting key geothermal attractions, visitor centers, roads, and the surrounding forests. Notable locations such as Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone are marked, along with nearby national forests like Bridger-Teton and Gallatin. The map includes text boxes with information on visiting the park, safety, and wildlife viewing tips.

Click on the Yellowstone Map above to download the official brochure map. If you’d like a PDF copy of this Yellowstone Map click here.

Yellowstone National Park Basics

  • Region: Rockies / West Coast
  • State: Idaho / Montana / Wyoming
  • Park Size: 2,219,791 acres (3,468.42 sq miles) (8,983.18 sq km)
  • Location: Park and Tetons counties, Wyoming / Gallatin and Park counties, Montana / Fremont County, Idaho
  • Closest Cities: West Yellowstone, Montana
  • Busy Season: June to September
  • Visitation: 4,501,382 (2023)
  • Funniest 1-Star Review: I got stuck in a two hour traffic jam all because there were elk off in the distance. It was late, all I wanted to do was get back to the hamlet of West Yellowstone to get dinner before everything closed. During the jam, 4 cop cars drove past going the other direction. They didn’t seem to care at all that cars were backed up for like 10 miles! I just couldn’t believe that these rangers let the elk do this! Lazy government employees. And did I mention the smell? Everywhere you go, there’s this lingering smell of rotten eggs. You’d think for the $35 entrance fee the park people could install some airwicks or something. Honestly, this place is just too far off the beaten path, and once you get there just SO busy. Next time I want to go see nature I think I’ll stay closer to home and go to the Joshua Tree. Now THERE is a park!
  • Official Website: NPS.gov

How much does Yellowstone National Park Cost?

Yellowstone National Park costs the following:

  • 7-day Passenger Vehicle Pass – $35
  • 7-day Motorcycle Pass – $30
  • 7-day Individual Pass – $20
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When is Yellowstone National Park Open?

Yellowstone National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Yellowstone National Park?

Yes, pets are welcome in Yellowstone National Park but are limited to developed areas such as roads, parking areas, picnic areas, and campgrounds. Pets are not allowed on the trails, boardwalks, or in thermal areas in the park. Please review the Yellowstone Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Yellowstone.

Where are Yellowstone National Park’s visitor centers?

  • Albright Visitor Center – Open Year Round
  • Canyon Visitor Educational Center – Open during the summer / Lobby and Bathrooms open during winter
  • Fishing Bridge Visitor Center – Open during the summer / Open as warming hut during winter
  • Grant Visitor Center – Open during summer
  • Madison Information Station – Open during the summer / Open as warming hut during winter
  • Museum of the National Park Ranger – Open during summer
  • Norris Geyser Basin Museum – Open during summer
  • Old Faithful Visitor Education Center Open Year Round
  • West Thumb Information Station – – Open during the summer / Open as warming hut during winter
  • West Yellowstone Visitor Info Center – Open Year Round

Land Acknowledgment

The National Park known as Yellowstone National Park sits on Shoshone-Bannock, Apsaalooké (Crow), Eastern Shoshone, and Cheyenne land.

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When was Yellowstone National Park Created?

A lot of people think that Yellowstone National Park was created by President Theodore Roosevelt. It wasn’t. It was created 43 years before Roosevelt stepped foot in the White House. Yellowstone was created on March 1, 1872, by President Ulysses S. Grant. Yellowstone National Park is the world’s first official National Park.

Yellowstone was declared a Natural UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first national park, was set aside as a public pleasuring ground to share the geothermal wonders and preserve and protect the scenery, cultural heritage, wildlife, and geologic and ecological systems and processes in their natural condition, for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Yellowstone National Park Foundation Document

Fun Facts about Yellowstone National Park

  • The highest point in Yellowstone National Park is Eagle Peak Summit, which is 11,358 feet (3,462 m) above sea level.
  • The lowest point in Yellowstone National Park is Reese Creek, which is 5,282 feet (1,610 m) above sea level.
  • Yellowstone National Park is about the size of the island of Puerto Rico
  • Yellowstone by the numbers
    • 310 miles of paved roads
    • 1,000 + miles of hiking trails
    • 300+ active geysers
    • 10,000 + hydrothermal features
    • 290 waterfalls
    • 1,800 + archeological sites
  • Yellowstone Wildlife
    • 67 mammal species
    • 285 species of birds
    • 16 species of fish
    • 6 species of reptiles
    • 5 amphibians species
A scenic landscape of Yellowstone featuring colorful geothermal pools in the foreground, surrounded by a variety of geothermal features and lush greenery, with a forested backdrop.

When to Visit Yellowstone National Park

Best Time to Visit Yellowstone National Park

The best time to visit Yellowstone National Park is May to mid-June and September. The crowds are a little smaller, and the wildlife is a little more active. The weather is milder, but the downside is that high elevations roads may be closed due to weather.

Infographic titled 'Best Time to Visit Yellowstone National Park' from NationalParkObsessed.com, displaying a month-by-month breakdown. It includes average high and low temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches, and snowfall in inches for each month. The best time to visit, marked in green, spans from June to September, which corresponds to warmer temperatures and lower snowfall, while the low and busy seasons are indicated by dotted lines.

Yellowstone National Park Visitation

A colorful line graph displaying the number of visitors to Yellowstone National Park by month, for years 2014 through 2023, showing a prominent peak during the summer months.
Yellowstone National Park Visitation By Month
YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
202345,70945,71730,04469,247454,262847,864969,692846,389838,458299,12720,10934,764
202246,61547,30035,59380,283523,680525,363596,562582,211567,587236,56717,68730,794
202135,33836,89735,61167,508473,799938,8451,080,767921,844882,078316,66233,14437,749
202025,23441,88032,516046,219573,205955,645881,829837,114359,88924,13228,643
201933,89631,65028,69548,150434,385781,853936,062820,006693,118171,33915,62825,506
201829,17934,26322,74137,766446,875810,884940,563813,970724,454218,07613,84922,380
201729,51832,27523,89745,160419,635803,652962,404916,166640,068211,98710,46821,294
201630,62136,32722,92459,253444,630838,316995,917841,036701,754242,00424,71019,685
201528,09134,34322,98946,600386,064780,768980,702854,408680,213252,01311,04920,470
201426,77828,23318,77831,356310,039669,642858,856773,357571,764194,80411,53718,340
Yellowstone National Park Visitation By Year
  • 2023 – 4,501,382
  • 2022 – 3,290,242
  • 2021 – 4,860,242
  • 2020 – 3,806,306
  • 2019 – 4,020,288
  • 2018 – 4,115,000
  • 2017 – 4,116,524
  • 2016 – 4,257,177
  • 2015 – 4,097,710

Yellowstone National Park Weather

Line graph showing average daily temperatures in Yellowstone National Park. The red line represents the average high temperatures peaking around 80°F in July, while the blue line represents the average low temperatures, with the coldest around 0°F in January. The title 'Yellowstone Avg Daily Temperatures' sits above the graph with the NationalParkObsessed.com logo at the bottom left.
Line graph showing the average precipitation and snowfall in Yellowstone National Park. The light blue line depicts average precipitation, remaining relatively low throughout the year, while the pink line indicates average snowfall, with a significant peak in the winter months.

How to Get to Yellowstone National Park

There are a lot of ways to get into Yellowstone National Park. The first thing you need to do is when deciding to visit Yellowstone is to pick which entrance you are going to use. This is one park where it is worthwhile to have move hotels nightly or every couple of nights, depending on your activities. It can be a long drive between popular destinations in the park.

Unless you are doing a guided tour, Yellowstone isn’t doable without a vehicle.

Check out our detailed guide for getting to Yellowstone National Park

Where is Yellowstone National Park Located?

Yellowstone National Park is located in the Northwest corner of Wyoming, with small sections in Idaho and Montana.

Flying to Yellowstone National Park

Map showing the closest airports to Yellowstone National Park. The map highlights six airports: 1. West Yellowstone Airport (WYS), 2. Billings Logan International Airport (BIL), 3. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN), 4. Yellowstone Airport (COD), 5. Jackson Hole Airport (JAC), and 6. Salt Lake International Airport (STL), with their locations marked by numbers corresponding to a list on the left-hand side. The NationalParkObsessed.com logo is present at the bottom left corner.

If you are flying to Yellowstone National Park, the closest airport is the West Yellowstone Airport (WYS). The airport is just outside of the West Entrance to the park. This is a seasonal airport that is only open from June to September.

Closest Airports to Yellowstone National Park
  • West Yellowstone Airport (WYS)
  • Billings Logan International Airport (BIL)
  • Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN)
  • Yellowstone Airport (COD)
  • Jackson Hole Airport (JAC)

While a bit more of a drive, Denver International Airport (DEN) and Salt Lake International Airport (STL) are also options. These are both major hubs for various airlines.

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Driving to Yellowstone National Park

There are five main entrances to Yellowstone National Park.

  • West Entrance – West Yellowstone, Montana – This is the main entrance to Yellowstone and is reached via US 191 or US 20. This entrance is open to vehicles seasonally. There is snow coach access during the winter.
  • North Entrance – Gardiner, Montana – This is one of the main entrances and is reached via the US. 89. The 2022 flooding damaged this entrance, and its status will vary pending road construction. This entrance is the only entrance open to vehicles year-round.
  • Northeast Entrance – Cooke City, Montana – This entrance is via US 212. This section of US 212 is known as the Beartooth Highway. This entrance is open to vehicles seasonally.
  • South Entrance – Jackson, Wyoming – This entrance goes through the John D. Rockefeller Parkway and Grand Tetons National Park. This entrance is open to vehicles seasonally.
  • East Entrance – Cody, Wyoming – This entrance reached via US 14, 16, and 20. This entrance is open to vehicles seasonally.
Driving Time from Various Popular Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming Cities
  • West Yellowstone, MT – 0 hr 4 mins – 1 miles
  • Cody, WY – 1 hr 5 mins – 52 miles
  • Jackson, WY – 1 hr 15 mins – 57 miles
  • Bozeman, MT – 1 hr 20 mins – 78 miles
  • Billings, MT – 2 hr 30 mins – 172 miles
  • Missoula, MT – 4 hr 10 mins – 280 miles
  • Bosie, ID – 5 hr 30 mins – 388 miles
  • Kalispell, MT – 6 hr 10 mins – 369 miles
  • Cheyenne, WY – 6 hr 40 mins – 444 miles
  • Coeur d’Alene – 7 hr – 444 miles
Drive Times to Yellowstone National Park from Major US Cities

Public Transport to Yellowstone National Park

City, StateDriving DistanceMilesKilometers
Albuquerque, NM14 hrs8581,381
Anchorage, AK46 hrs2,6444,255
Atlanta, GA29 hrs1,9953,211
Baltimore, MD30 hrs2,0393,281
Billings, MT3 hrs128206
Boise, ID5 hrs388624
Boston, MA35 hrs2,3213,735
Charleston, SC32 hrs2,1373,439
Charlotte, NC29 hrs1,9943,209
Chicago, IL20 hrs1,3392,155
Columbus, OH25 hrs1,6932,725
Dallas, TX20 hrs1,3052,100
Denver, CO9 hrs511822
Detroit, MI24 hrs1,6202,607
Fargo, ND11 hrs7781,252
Houston, TX23 hrs1,5392,477
Huntsville, AL26 hrs1,6992,734
Indianapolis, IN23 hrs1,4832,387
Jackson, MS25 hrs1,7182,765
Jacksonville, FL33 hrs2,1813,510
Kansas City, MO17 hrs1,0361,667
Las Vegas, NV11 hrs7391,189
Little Rock, AR22 hrs1,4662,359
Los Angeles, CA15 hrs1,0071,621
Louisville, KY24 hrs1,5402,478
Manchester, NH35 hrs2,3543,788
Miami, FL37 hrs2,4994,022
Milwaukee, WI19 hrs1,2672,039
Minneapolis, MN16 hrs1,0091,624
Nashville, TN24 hrs1,5892,557
New Orleans, LA30 hrs1,9383,119
New York, NY32 hrs2,1383,441
Newark, NJ31 hrs2,1173,407
Oklahoma City, OK18 hrs1,1771,894
Omaha, NE15 hrs8931,437
Orlando, FL34 hrs2,2733,658
Philadelphia, PA31 hrs2,0973,375
Phoenix, AZ15 hrs9811,579
Portland, OR13 hrs8151,312
Richmond, VA32 hrs2,1023,383
Salt Lake City, UT5 hrs321517
San Antonio, TX22 hrs1,4312,303
San Diego, CA16 hrs1,0691,720
San Francisco, CA14 hrs9371,508
Seattle, WA12 hrs7551,215
Sioux Falls, SD12 hrs7731,244
St. Louis, MO20 hrs1,2822,063
Tampa, FL34 hrs2,2913,687
Washington, DC30 hrs2,0333,272
Wichita, KS15 hrs1,0191,640

Public Transport to Yellowstone

Sadly, there is no public transportation to Yellowstone or to cities surrounding Yellowstone. The best you can do is take a Greyhound Bus to Bozeman, Montana. If you are interested in taking a train to Yellowstone, there are a few options. You can take the train to Salt Lake City, Utah. There are several companies that offer 5-day tours of Yellowstone and Grand Teton. The other option is to go to West Glacier, Montana, and rent a car (plus visit Glacier National Park)

What kind of rental car do you need for a Yellowstone Visit?

Any rental car you want will work in Yellowstone from late May to early October. Outside of that, you should consider getting something with 4-wheel drive, as you are highly likely to encounter icy or snowy roads. Don’t fall for the rental car company scare tactics designed to get you to pay for an expensive upgrade. Yellowstone roads are in decent condition. There are some potholes here and there, and if there is construction, you might get some gravel. But a sedan will work.

I book most of my rental cars through RentalCars.com. They have a great selection of rental cars from most major agencies and the best prices – check prices here.

How Much Time Should I Spend Visiting Yellowstone National Park?

If you have a couple of hours in Yellowstone National Park, pick one of the following geothermal areas – Grand Prismatic Springs, Upper Geyser Basin (Old Faithful), or Mammoth Hot Springs and explore.

If you have one day in Yellowstone National Park, drive the lower loop and explore the Upper Geyser Basin, then work your way over the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone to do some hiking.

If you have two days in Yellowstone National Park, drive the upper loop and wildlife watching in Lamar Valley.

If you have three or more days in Yellowstone National Park, explore Norris Geyser Basin and spend time in the Upper Geyser Basin and hopefully see a few geyser other then Old Faithful erupt. Then go hang out with the wolf watches in Lamar Valley.

Collage of three travel itineraries for Montana and Wyoming National Parks. The top image shows a '7-day Mini-Itinerary for Montana & Wyoming National Parks from July to September' with a background of colorful geothermal springs. The middle image features a '3-day Mini-Itinerary for Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks from mid-May to mid-October' set against a view of mountainous terrain. The bottom image presents a '2-day Mini-Itinerary for Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks from mid-May to mid-October' with a scenic backdrop of the Teton range.

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Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Hiking in Yellowstone National Park

  • Grand Prismatic Hot Spring– 1.5 miles (round trip) – 200 ft elevation gain – A short hike with a BIG payoff. This trail provides an amazing view overlooking Grand Prismatic Hot Spring.
  • Clear Lake Artist’s Point Loop via Wapiti – 4.6 miles (round trip) – 400 ft elevation gain – Hike through a range of different landscapes starting with Artist Point.
  • Upper Geyser Basin and Old Faithful Loop – 4.9 miles (round trip) – 360 ft elevation gain – Walk along the boardwalks of the Upper Geyser Basin and its many geysers.
  • Dunraven Pass to Mount Washburn – 6.8 miles (round trip)-1,400 ft elevation gain – Ascend Mount Washburn for views of Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon.

Best Things to Do in Yellowstone National Park

  • Lamar Valley Wildlife Watching
  • Old Faithful Eruption
  • Junior Ranger Badge
  • Firehole Lake Drive
  • Grand Loop Scenic Drive
  • Upper Geyser Basin

Best Things to See in Yellowstone National Park

  • Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Steamboat Geyser
  • Old Faithful Inn
  • Grand Prismatic Spring
  • Tower Falls
  • Yellowstone Lake

Best Guided Tours of Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park Wildlife

A collage showing diverse wildlife of Yellowstone National Park, including images of a black bear, grey wolf, grizzly bear, bison, elk, and pronghorn, against their natural habitats with the caption 'Wildlife of Yellowstone National Park.
  • Black Bear
  • Grey Wolf
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Bison
  • Elk
  • Pronghorn

Where to Stay in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park Hotels

Hotels inside Yellowstone National Park

  • Old Faithful Lodge & Cabins The ICONIC hotel in the park. If you stay in one hotel in the park, it should be this one. Rooms start at $250/night. Book on Hotels.com.
  • Canyon Lodge & Cabins One of the newer hotels in the park and near the best hiking. Rooms start at $150/night. Book on Hotels.com.
  • Mammoth Hot Springs & Cabins A historic hotel near some of the best wildlife viewing Rooms start at $200/night. Book on Hotels.com.

Hotels near Yellowstone National Park

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Hotels near West Yellowstone
  • The Hibernation Station Log cabins with spa tubs and access to hiking/biking trails. Rooms start at $329/night. Book on Hotels.com.
  • Stage Coach Inn Standard hotel rooms with an indoor pool. Rooms start at $279/night. Book on Hotels.com.
  • Brandin’ Iron Inn A simple motel with a buffet breakfast. Rooms start at $289/night. Book on Hotels.com.
Hotels near Gardiner
  • The Roosevelt Hotel A modern hotel with mountain views. Rooms start at $275/night. Book on Hotels.com.
  • The Ridgeline Hotel An exceptional hotel with an indoor pool with a bar/lounge and spa tubs. Rooms start at $299/night. Book on Hotels.com.
  • Yellowstone Big Rock Inn A nice clean hotel with free wifi near the Roosevelt Arch. Rooms start at $235/night. Book on Hotels.com.

Yellowstone Airbnbs and Vacation Rentals

Airbnbs and Vacation Rentals near West Yellowstone
  • Trapper Cabin A charming new log cabin with a covered porch. Sleeps 2. Starting at $199/night. Book on VRBO.
  • Montana Cabin A rustic cabin with a full kitchen. Sleeps 4. Starting at $313/night. Book on VRBO.
  • Luxurious Condo A large condo with a full kitchen. Sleeps 6. Starting at $201/night. Book on VRBO.
Airbnbs and Vacation Rentals near Gardiner
  • Yellowstone’s Treasure Cabin A cozy log cabin with a patio and kitchen. Sleeps 2. Starting at $/night. Book on VRBO.
  • Water House 2 This newly remodeled home has mountain and river views. Sleeps 4. Starting at $149/night. Book on VRBO.
  • Yellowstone River House This home has a massive deck and river views. Sleeps 6. Starting at $199/night. Book on VRBO.

Yellowstone National Park Camping

Campgrounds in Yellowstone National Park
  • Mammoth Campground
  • Slough Creek Campground
  • Canyon Campground

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Campgrounds near Yellowstone National Park

Where to stamp your National Parks Passport Book in Yellowstone National Park?

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IMPORTANT: Do NOT stamp your government-issued passport.

There are 20 official stamps for Yellowstone National Park. Here is the list of National Park Passport Stamps you can get in Yellowstone National Park:

  • Bechler Ranger Station
  • Canyon Visitor Center
  • Fishing Bridge Visitor Center
  • Grant Visitor Center
  • Lamar Valley
  • Madison
  • Madison
  • Mammoth Visitor Center
  • Mammoth Visitor Center (Upside-Down)
  • Norris Geyser Basin
  • North Entrance
  • NPS Centennial
  • Old Faithful Visitor Center
  • Old Faithful Visitor Education Center (Upside-Down)
  • Snake River Ranger Station
  • Tower Falls District
  • West Thumb
  • West Yellowstone Visitor Center
  • Wyoming
  • Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center

Bonus Stamps

  • Junior Ranger
  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel 125th Anniversary
  • Lamar Bison
  • Old Faithful
  • Tower Falls

Yellowstone National Park Passport Stamp Locations

Here are all the locations to find the Yellowstone National Park Passport Stamps. Not every stamp is available at every location.

  • Albright Visitor Center at Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Bechler Ranger Station
  • Canyon Visitor Education Center
  • Fishing Bridge Visitor Center
  • Fishing Bridge Warming Hut
  • Grant Visitor Center
  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Gift Shop (BONUS ONLY)
  • Madison Information Station Bookstore
  • Norris Information Station Bookstore
  • Old Faithful Visitor Education Center
  • Snake River Ranger Station South Entrance Station
  • Tower Ranger Station
  • West Thumb Information Station Bookstore
  • West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center Chamber of Commerce
  • Yellowstone Association Institutes Lamar Buffalo Ranch
  • Yellowstone Forever at North Entrance MT
  • Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center
A lone bison grazing in a vast field with dry yellow grass, with a dense forest in the background, exemplifying the wildlife and natural beauty of Yellowstone National Park.

National Parks Near Yellowstone National Park

National Park Service units within a 4 hours drive

  • Grand Teton National Park
  • John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway
  • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
  • Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Golden Spike National Historic Site
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park
    • Big Hole National Battlefield
  • City of Rocks National Reserve

National Park Service units within an 8 hours drive

  • Glacier National Park
  • Wind Cave National Park
  • Devils Tower National Monument
  • Fossil Butte National Monument
  • Jewel Cave National Monument
  • Dinosaur National Monument
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Fort Laramie National Historic Site
  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park
    • Bear Paw Battlefield
    • Heart of the Monster
    • Canoe Camp
    • White Bird Battlefield

Final Thoughts on Yellowstone National Park

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