Sunset Lake, a hot spring
Lower Falls of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park
As the first national park established by the United States
federal government, Yellowstone National Park remains
a natural wonderland of unpredictable encounters with
wildlife and the dependable gushing of the fame geyser,
Old Faithful. The majority of the world’s preserved geysers
are located in Yellowstone, and the geysers are the main
attraction for visitors who travel from all over the world
to enjoy nature’s unbridled power and majestic beauty.
Numerous animals call Yellowstone home during the lush
green summers and barren, Arctic like winters. Visitors may
see grizzly bears, wolves, bison, elk, and mountain lions
during their sojourns through one of the last nearly intact
ecosystems located along the Earth’s temperate zone.
Yellowstone National Park covers nearly 3,500 square
miles mostly in the state of Wyoming, although the park
reaches into sections of southern Montana and eastern
Idaho. The park is renowned for its sprawling lakes,
breathtaking canyons, meandering crystal blue rivers, and
rugged mountain ranges. Yellowstone Lake, which is one
of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America, centers
directly over Yellowstone Caldera. Recent activity within
the largest supervolcano on the continent has enhanced the
allure of the national park. Yellowstone Caldera has erupted
with landscape changing force several times over the past
million years, creating vast rock formations that reflect
sunlight into a prism of brilliant colors.
Yellowstone is home to the most studied megafauna
location in the contiguous 48 states. Once considered on
the brink of extinction, the thriving bison herd roams the
wilderness amongst the millions of park visitors. Yellowstone
National Park provides visitors with several recreational
choices that include hiking, camping, boating, and fishing.
Paved roads take park visitors to the major geothermal areas,
as well as to the sparkling lakes and awe-inspiring waterfalls.
During winters, park visitors access the remote areas by
participating in guided tours that utilize snow coaches or