Experience breathtaking natural scenery and thrilling geothermal wonders at one of the world’s most famous national parks – Yellowstone.
Yellowstone National Park was the world’s first national park, designated back in 1872 by President Ulysses S. Grant. It’s seriously enormous, spanning a 3,500 square miles and stretching into three states – Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
It’s home to iconic landmarks such as the Old Faithful geyser, Grand Prismatic Spring and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Eruptions at Old Faithful are quite the sight to behold, which can reach up to 56 metres high. But as you’d expect, they also draw the crowds.
The good news is that there are over 10,000 other thermal features to choose from, including the Norris Geyser Basin. This unique spot is where you’ll find the tallest active geyser in the world, Steamboat Geyser. It’s also the site of the sulphur-lined caves and emerald green waters of Green Dragon Spring.
You’ll need a good few days to see all the attractions here. It’s easy to lose yourself in the landscape, which boasts everything from lush forests to alpine rivers and dramatic canyons.
Exploration by car is a must, but there are also more than 900 miles of hiking and biking trails to get your teeth into. You can even hop on a boat trip on Yellowstone Lake, which is the largest high-altitude lake in the world.
Hundreds of animal species live in Yellowstone, including bears, wolves, mountain lions, antelope, elk and bison. And make sure you bring your binoculars too, as there are over 300 bird species to tick off your list. This includes the magnificent bald eagle, the national symbol of the US.
Plan your trip to Yellowstone today!