The first edition of Yellowstone Treasures won the Gold award, first place in the Travel–Guides category, in ForeWord Magazine’s 2002 Book of the Year Awards. A jury of librarians and booksellers selects the top three entries from a pool of 8-10 finalists in each category, “based on editorial excellence and professional production as well as the originality of the narrative and the value the book adds to its genre.” Their awards announcement ceremony was held at Book Expo America in Los Angeles on May 30, 2003.
Yellowstone Treasures, Updated Third Edition, was the Silver Award winner in the Travel division of the Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin 2010 Awards Competition, announced in May 2010. This competition attracted some 1300 entries in 50 categories. One judge wrote of Yellowstone Treasures: “The third edition is a charm. I can’t think of any way to improve this book; it is well-researched, easily accessible and shows great love of place. [Rank of books judge read:] Number 1.”