One of the most famous national parks in the world, Yellowstone National Park spans a 8,983 square kilometers of wilderness area that attracts more than 2 million tourists each year. As the world’s first national park, Yellowstone National Park preserves a vast number of hot springs, geysers, lakes, canyons, mountains and rivers, as well as different species of animals and plants. A large portion of the park, about 96% of it, is sitting in Wyoming, while the remaining parts are in Idaho and Montana. It sprawls of all sorts of nature’s blessings, but what really makes Yellowstone National Park popular to the world is its incredible geothermal activity. Over half of the world’s geothermal features are seen in this park, all amazingly-powered by volcanic activities. For a different kind of adventure, visiting the Yellowstone National Park is definitely it.
The airport that welcomes visitors to this famous park is the West Yellowstone in Montana, situated just 1 mile north of the center of West Yellowstone town and approximately 2 miles from the park’s west gate. Take note that there are different entry points in the park, and their schedules change according to the season. All entrances during summer time are open, while many roads leading to the park are closed during fall. Only the entrance on the north side is open during winter, while all roads start to operate as spring approaches. There are no public transports that go around the park, so most of the visitors bring their own cars or they join a guided tour to get into the park.
There are countless breath-taking attractions not to be missed in the premises of Yellowstone National Park. Apart from the world-known geothermal features with almost 10,000 examples, there’s the “Old Faithful” geyser, an attraction that is popular due to its erupting activity that happens every 90 minutes. Yellowstone Lake is a stunning lake that is definitely a must-see, while the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone has an awesome yellow rock sides that are pleasing to the sight.
There is also the Fisherman’s Bridge, a spot that is perfect for viewing the clear lakes and the different water creatures that live there. Lamar Valley, on the other hand, is the best spot for witnessing the uninterrupted views of the extensive wildlife including grizzly bears, elk and wolves. In every turn, there are lush trails, such as the Norris Geyser Basin, which gives various entry points to geysers and beautiful pools.
Because of the extraordinary assemblage of natural wonders showcased in Yellowstone National Park, memorable moments are bound to happen in every corner, in every turn. With astonishing sights and features not found anywhere else in the world, a trip to this UNESCO World Heritage Site is surely an experience hard to forget.