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
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.
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.
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.
Excelsior Geyser Crater
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).
Wildlife beside Madison River
Devils Thumb, Mammoth Hot Springs
Minerva Terrace, Mammoth Hot Springs
Lower Yellowstone Falls
Brandin’ Iron Inn, West Yellowstone
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.
National Park Service
- Yellowstone National Park: https://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm
- Brandin’ Iron Inn: http://www.hotelyellowstone.com
Comfort Inn Yellowstone North: https://www.choicehotels.com/montana/gardiner/comfort-inn-hotels/mt411?source=gyxt