Yellow Stone National Park
Yellowstone National Park, which was established in 1872 and located across three states in the US – Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, is the first National Park in the world. The very large park covers an area of over 2 million acres and is known for its many geothermal features, majestic mountains, and abundant wildlife. It is centered over the largest supervolcano in North America, the Yellowstone Caldera, which is considered to be active and accounts for half of the world’s geothermal features. The park takes its historical name from the headwaters of the Yellowstone River, which is located in the park.
Experience The World’s First National Park
Yellowstone National Park, aside from its geothermal features, has a vast forest and grassland, as well as several lakes, rivers, canyons, and mountain ranges that tourists can explore. There are paved roads providing quick access to all the major recreational areas in the park, including the geothermal areas, lakes, and waterfalls. You can sightsee and marvel at the colorful hot springs, geysers, mud pots, as well as explore the surrounding mountains, forests, and lakes.
When you are in the world’s first national park, you should visit iconic spots, such as Old Faithful, Lower Falls, and Yellowstone Lake, which are favorite attraction site enjoyed by visitors all year round. You can participate in numerous recreational activities, including camping, hiking, fishing, boating, and sightseeing.
There are several lodgings available within and around the park, which you can choose from depending on the duration of your stay. If you are staying for two or three days, lodging at West Yellowstone gives you quick access to all the main attraction, such as Old Faithful, the geyser basins, and the Grand Canyon. While, for a week-long full experience, lodging at Old Faithful is a good choice.
The park has 5 entrances, with the North Entrance being the park headquarters where you can find the most information about the park and scheduled activities. You can visit the park at any time of the year. When you visit in Spring, you’ll be sure to enjoy scenes of abundant wildlife and roaring waterfalls. Summer has the most crowds, with numerous family on a summer vacation, while fall has the lowest crowd. In winter, most parts of the park are restricted, and can only be accessed via snow coach or snowmobile guided tours. Whenever you choose to visit, the beauty of the world’s first national park is definitely worth experiencing.