Yellowstone National Park is located mostly within the state of Wyoming. It was the first national park to be established in the United States. Part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, this beautiful park is popular for its wildlife and boasts geysers, hot springs, lakes, and forests.
Yellowstone National Park contains half of the world’s geothermal features. Lava flows and rocks created through volcanic eruption can be found all over the park. In some places, lava flows run as close as two to five miles below the surface.
Yellowstone contains four different types of thermal features. This includes geysers, hot springs, fumaroles, and mud-pots. Most of these can be found in the major geyser basins such as the Upper, Midway, Lower, Norris, West Thumb, Shoshone, and Heart Lake Geyser Basins.
The park is also famous for its diverse wildlife. Yellowstone is home to more animals than anywhere else in the United States. All wildlife animals are free to roam the landscape. You might see bears, including black bears and grizzlies, gray wolves, wild horses, bison, and eagles. You will have the rare chance to observe wildlife in its natural environment.
Hiking and Climbing
When you visit Yellowstone National Park, you can take part in outdoor activities such as hiking and climbing. The park covers over 2.2 million acres and has over 900 miles of hiking trails. The trails give you access to hundreds of beautiful landscapes. You can also get off the trail and enjoy the wilderness. You can spend days hiking through the trails at Yellowstone, each day coming upon a new sight like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
Lakes and Waterfalls
Yellowstone National Park has a large number of rivers which feature waterfalls and lakes. It is also home to one of the largest mountain lakes in the nation. The Yellowstone Lake is the biggest lake in North America to be located at a high altitude. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, this lake is one of the park’s major attractions. The park also features the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, which has three popular waterfall sights: the Lower, Upper, and Crystal Falls.
There are many reasons to visit Yellowstone National Park. You will have the chance the observe wildlife in its natural environment and view some of the most beautiful locations that the nation has to offer. You won’t be disappointed when you choose to make Yellowstone your next vacation spot. Book your visit today by visiting TravelWyn.