Yellowstone National Park

 

There is no more exciting place than Yellowstone National Park in the United States. It has a fantastic combination of nature and wildlife surrounded by certain geologic features that once you visit Yellowstone National Park, it becomes your all-time favourite. There is no better place than Yellowstone to create some unforgettable memories. Here are some fantastic things you should know while visiting Yellowstone National Park.

Places to visit in Yellowstone 

 Old Faithful

Don’t forget to add Old Faithful in your list for places to visit in Yellowstone National Park. An incredible geological feature located at Yellowstone National Park, the old Faithful is a cone geyser, its eruption can reach up to 185 feet and last between 1.5 to 5.1 minutes. It repeats every 90 minutes. This predictability of its eruption was the reason why it was named Old Faithful. A visit to Old Faithful is a must if you are visiting Yellowstone National Park.

Grand Prismatic Spring

Remember to mark it into your bucket list for places to visit in Yellowstone National Park. There is a real science beneath the colour surrounding the grand prismatic spring which seems like photoshopped. It is the largest hot spring in the United States of America. Visiting Yellowstone and seeing it for yourself will give you unbelievable joy. While visiting Yellowstone National Park visit to Grand Prismatic Spring is highly recommended, be careful that you do not touch the boiling water.

Yellowstone Caldera

A volcanic caldera situated in the northwest corner of Wyoming in the Yellowstone National Park, it is located over a supervolcano. Yellowstone caldera erupted some 640,000 years ago. It is considered as one of the best parts to visit in Yellowstone National Park. A few of its noticeable features include the Yellowstone Lake, The West Thumb, and two resurgent magma domes. Keeping in mind these features of Yellowstone Caldera, you need to include it in your list for places to see in Yellowstone National park.

Yellowstone Lake

Yellowstone Lake is the second largest water body in the world and largest in North America, situated in northwestern Wyoming in Yellowstone National Park. It is at an elevation of 2,356 meters above sea level. The source of water for the lake comes from vents located at the bottom of the lake. The water remains cold throughout the year. You will see a complete frozen lake from late December to late May. It is a must-visit place while visiting Yellowstone National Park.

Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoths are so different from other thermal features in Yellowstone National Park. Described as a cave turned inside out. Mammoth Hot Springs is a must-see while visiting Yellowstone National Park because the Geological features you will observe here are entirely different.

Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River

Upper Fall is an impressive 110ft fall with a breathtaking view. It is visible from the south rim drive which located just south of canyon village. There is a parking lot not too far down the south rim drive, walk a few meters getting to a viewpoint to see the upper fall from across the river. If you are visiting Yellowstone National Park in spring, then remember that it gets more beautiful in spring as all the snow melts and the Yellowstone River water gets higher.

Firehole River

Firehole River rises from below the rim of the caldera southwest of Yellowstone. It continues towards Old Faithful and runs north until it meets the Madison River. If you are visiting the Yellowstone National Park, remember that the majestic Firehole River is known for its adventure features such as nearby hiking trails, the attractive Firehole Falls, fishing and an amazing swimming area.

Tower Fall

It is considered as the most famous waterfall in Yellowstone National Park, especially in winter when the waterfall turns frozen. A short steep hike will take you to the base of the waterfall. It is 132 feet in height and named “Tower” because of the surrounding of the top of the fall which has towering volcanic formation. You can visit it throughout the year in all seasons.

Morning Glory Pool

Morning Glory pool has terrific blue water, created by a bacteria known as thermophilic. This hotspot in Yellowstone National Park has suffered from some insensitive visitors who didn’t care about throwing trash into its waters. Which is slowly changing the original colour of this beautiful Glory pool. Just make sure not cause any further damage to this impressive feature during your visit to Yellowstone National Park.

Best Time to Visit Yellowstone National Park

The Yellowstone National Park is open year-round. Every season provides a distinct experience for travellers. The adventures for visitors are so vast that we cannot count it on fingertips. Somehow you should know an overview for each season and choose the best time to visit Yellowstone National Park for yourself.

Summer in Yellowstone National Park

Summer is the busiest season of the park, but it’s also the best time to visit Yellowstone National Park. You will get the opportunity to discover every magic feature of Yellowstone in this season. While planning a summer trip to Yellowstone National Park, make sure that you made your tour schedule earlier with all the accommodations and activity reservations. As the majority of travellers choose to visit Yellowstone during summer.

Fall in Yellowstone

 Autumn brings Colorful Foliage to the park. Pleasant days, cool evenings, refreshing air, and fantastic colourful foliage to Yellowstone National Park. Wildlife is all active during this season in the park, and you will see black bears preparing themselves for the winter hibernation. Similarly, all the wildlife are having quite a busy time, and you get the opportunity to see them right in front of your eyes. Fall is also an ideal time for you to explore hundreds of other natural features in the Yellowstone National Park.

Winter in Yellowstone

If you want a unique and intimate experience while visiting the Yellowstone National Park, you need to visit Yellowstone in winters. Although visitors use snow coaches or snowmobiles with an authorised guide to travel through the park because most of the roads get closed for vehicles. If you have ever dreamed of a snow-covered wonderland, winter is the best time for you to visit Yellowstone National Park.

Spring in Yellowstone

The spring season is known as the undiscovered season. With roads opening for your favourite site at the park, you can also enjoy watching wildlife, few of them clave during this season. If you have a visit plan to the Yellowstone National Park, but you don’t like a crowded place, spring is the best time to visit Yellowstone.   

Things to do at Yellowstone

You can choose an activity of your own choice because Yellowstone has something for everyone. If you are not in a mood of doing something, you can sit quietly and observe nature. Yellowstone offers several activates for you to enjoy. Some activities are listed here to make sure that you make your visit memorable.

  • Explore thermal basins
  • Hike a Trail
  • Watch Wildlife
  • Take Photographs
  • Bike in the Park
  • Ride a Horse
  • Fish, Boat, and Soak
  • Ski & Snowshoe 
  • Ride a Snowmobile or Snowcoach
  • Camp in the Backcountry in winter
  • Camp in a Campground

Among these, Yellowstone National Park offers several other activities which will make your trip as one of the best adventures of your life.