Fountain Paint Pot

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is located in the United States, Northwest of Wyoming. A small part of the Park is located on the neighbouring States of Idaho and Montana. Established in 1872, Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the world.
Yellowstone is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features. It has many types of ecosystems, but the subalpine forest is dominant.

 

Fountain Paint Pot

Nature Trail – 1/2 mile boardwalk-loop

Fountain Paint Pot

 

Clepsydra Geyser

Clepsydra Geyser

 

Firehole Lake Drive

Firehole Lake Drive (one-way, north-bound) loops off the main road to Great Fountain Geyser, Firehole Lake, and a variety of hot pools.

 

Firehole Spring

Firehole Spring

 

Great Fountain Geyser

Great Fountain´s center pool begins to overflow into the surrounding pools 75 to 115 minutes before the start of the main eruptions.
Great Fountain’s eruptions consist of several bursts and may last as long as one hour. The first burst may reach 30-65 meters in heights.

Great Fountain Geyser

 

Grand Prismatic Spring

The Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in the United States, and the third largest in the world. Its colors include blue, green, yellow, orange, gold, red and brown, and recall the rainbow disperson of white light by an optical prism. The Grand Prismatic Spring is definitely one of the world´s most photogenic natural wonders! Head to Midway Bluff for some of the best views.

Grand Prismatic Spring

 

Excelsior Geyser Crater

Excelsior Geyser Crater - Yellowstone National Park

 

Turquoise Pool

Turquoise Pool, Midway Geyser Basin - Yellowstone National Park

 

Opal Pool

Opal Pool - Yellowstone National Park

 

Old Faithful Geyser

Old Faithful is one of the most popular features in the park. It is perhaps the most studied and predicted geyser: Mathematicians, statisticians, and dedicated observers have analyzed it for many years. For example, a direct relationship exists between the duration of Old Faithful’s eruption and the length of the following interval. Short eruptions (around 2 minutes) lead to short intervals (about 65 minutes), long eruptions (4 minutes or so) lead to long intervals (about 94 minutes).

Old Faithful

 

Wildlife beside Madison River

Wildlife beside Madison River

 

Bison

Bison
 

Devils Thumb, Mammoth Hot Springs

Devils Thumb, Mammoth Hot Springs

 

Minerva Terrace, Mammoth Hot Springs

Minerva Terrace, Mammoth Hot Springs

 

Lower Yellowstone Falls

Lower Yellowstone Falls

 

Brandin’ Iron Inn, West Yellowstone

Brandin‘ Iron Inn, West Yellowstone

 

Comfort Inn North Yellowstone, Gardiner

Comfort Inn North Yellowstone, Gardiner

 

The Yellowstone Mine Restaurant, Gardiner

We had a nice time at this family restaurant: the food was good and the service was nice and efficient. Special atmosphere. We would go there again.

The Yellowstone Mine Restaurant, Gardiner

 

External links

National Park Service

Hotels

 

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