Established in 1872 as the world’s first national park, Yellowstone spans a whopping 3,500 square miles and is home to the world-famous Old Faithful, along with nearly 500 other geysers, more than any other single location on earth. Yellowstone also contains a vast array of wildlife, where tourists can see everything from elk, to wolves, to bears.
Though there are some amazing national parks in America, the topography of Yellowstone is unlike any other in the United States. It is made up of mountain ranges, canyons, lakes, and rivers. In fact, Yellowstone Lake is located on the largest super volcano in North America, the Yellowstone Caldera, and is one of the largest high-elevation lakes on the continent.
There are a couple ways to make the most of your Yellowstone vacation. You can make your way through the park, taking in the sights as you go. Or, you can basecamp at a specific location, like Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a gateway to the park, and make day trips in to sightsee and adventure. No matter which route you choose, get your family excited about the wonders they’ll see before they enter Yellowstone. It’s one thing to see waterfalls and geysers on TV, but it can be a whole new experience to be standing in front of Old Faithful.
Begging to be explored, Yellowstone National Park can offer everything you need for an unforgettable vacation.
Take a Look
You’re not likely going to travel to one of the most striking locations in America to sit inside! Get adrenaline rushing and your jaw drop as you explore all the amazing locations and take in the stunning sights Yellowstone has to offer. From Mammoth Hot Springs, to Canyon Village, to the renowned Old Faithful, the scenery of Yellowstone National Park can leave you in awe.
Yellowstone is also home to an abundance of wildlife that tourists are able to observe. You can test your knowledge and that of your family and see how many of the animal species you can identify. The only hint that we’ll give is that Yellowstone is home to 67 species of mammals, 330 species of birds, 4 amphibians, and 6 reptiles.
Whether you are on a guided tour led by a park ranger, or exploring on your own, Yellowstone may have you wishing you had more memory on your camera.
If you want to do more than simply observe on your trip to the park, take your pick from a long list of exciting, outdoor activities. When visiting in the summer, Yellowstone offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy memorable activities by land or by water. Pack your bag and hit the trails for the day, or pitch a tent and stay overnight. You can also give your legs a rest and spend the day fishing or taking in the scenery from a boat. In the winter months Yellowstone offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing as well as guided tours via snowmobiles and snow coaches.
No matter what time of year you visit the park, Yellowstone can offer enough activities to keep you occupied for days on end!
Stay a While
Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean your Yellowstone experience has to end. The park provides visitors with lots of great options for camping and food. Yellowstone has restaurants and eateries that can satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Whether you’re pitching a tent or staying at one of our Wyoming resorts, your Yellowstone adventure doesn’t have to end until you’re ready.
From the outdoor adventurer to the nature lover, Yellowstone National Park can offer a little something for everyone. Pack your gear and get ready for an experience you and your family won’t likely forget!