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Yellowstone: The World’s First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was established on March 1, 1872, making it the first national park in the world. Yellowstone spans over 2.2 million acres, making it the largest national park in the lower 48 states.

The Yellowstone River is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 692 miles (1,114 km) long, in the western United States. The river flows through the Yellowstone National Park and is a popular destination for fishing and rafting.

The Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in Yellowstone and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the park. The spring is located in the Midway Geyser Basin and gets its name from the rainbow of colors that are visible in the spring water.

Old Faithful is a geyser located in Yellowstone National Park. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the park and is known for its predictable eruptions.

Take a virtual tour of Yellowstone National Park

The best among the USA national parks, Yellowstone National Park is one of America’s most iconic and popular tourist destinations. And for good reason – the park is home to an incredible array of natural features, including geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, and of course, the majestic Yellowstone River.

Now you can experience all that Yellowstone has to offer from the comfort of your own home with the park’s new virtual tour. The tour allows users to explore all of the park’s different regions, learning about the unique geological and biological features of each one. You can also listen to ranger-led talks about some of the park’s most famous landmarks, such as Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

So if you’re looking for a way to escape the everyday and explore one of America’s truly special places, be sure to take a virtual tour of Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone geysers and their thermal features

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Thermal features are found all over Yellowstone. They include hot springs hydrothermal, geysers, and fumaroles. The most famous thermal feature in Yellowstone is Old Faithful Geyser. It is one of the most predictable geysers in the world and erupts about every 90 minutes. Other geysers in Yellowstone include Castle Geyser and Grand Prismatic Spring. Hot springs are another type of thermal feature found in Yellowstone. They are usually fed by water that has been heated by magma deep below the earth’s surface. The water in hot springs can be so hot that it boils. Fumaroles are vents that release steam and other gases. They are usually found near hot springs or geysers.

Bison and other park animals

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Yellowstone bison are unique in that they are the largest bison population in the country on public lands. The Yellowstone bison population numbers approximately 4,000 animals. Bison are an important part of the Yellowstone ecosystem and help keep the grasslands healthy. Bison are also a popular tourist attraction, and many people come to Yellowstone to see them.

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Between 2019 and 2022, it is estimated that there are over150 grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park proper, and an incalculable amount of black bears. In the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, there are an estimated 700-750 grizzly bears in 2019 and possibly twice as many black bears.

Experience Yellowstone: Best things to do in the world’s first national park

There is so much to do in Yellowstone National Park that it can be difficult to decide what to do first. Here are a few of the best things to do in the park:

1. Watch Old Faithful erupt. Old Faithful is one of the most famous geysers in the world, and for good reason. It is predicted fairly accurately, so you can plan your day around it. There is also a boardwalk and some trails nearby, so you can explore while you wait.

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2. Take a scenic drive. Yellowstone is full of beautiful scenery, and there are several ways to take it all in. You can drive the Grand Loop Road, which takes you past many of the highlights of the park, or take one of the many scenic drives off the main road.

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3. Hike in the backcountry. Yellowstone is home to some of the best hiking in the country. There are trails for all levels of hikers, and you can even get permits to camp overnight in the backcountry.

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4. Go fishing. Fishing is a popular activity in Yellowstone, and with good reason. The park has several great fishing spots, and you can even get a permit to fish in some of the backcountry lakes.

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5. See wildlife up close. Yellowstone is home to many different kinds of animals, including bison, elk, bears, and wolves. You can often see them from your car or on a hike, but there are also several places where you can go on safari-style tours to see wildlife up close.

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Winter in Yellowstone

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In winter, Yellowstone, America’s first national park is a cold and snowy place. The average temperature in December is only about 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 degrees Celsius). But that doesn’t stop people from enjoying all that the park has to offer.

Winter is a great time to see wildlife in Yellowstone park. Many animals are easier to spot because they are not hidden by vegetation. And there are fewer visitors, so you can enjoy the solitude of the wilderness.

If you’re planning a winter visit to Yellowstone, be sure to dress warmly and bring plenty of food and water. You may also want to rent a snowmobile or take a guided tour, as some parts of the park are only accessible by snowmobile.

You can go to Old Faithful in winter. The geyser is located in Yellowstone National Park, which is open all year round. However, some of the park’s roads and trails may be closed due to snow and ice. So make sure to check the road conditions before you go.

Park road in winter

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No vehicles are permitted in Yellowstone National Park starting the first week of November, with the exception of a limited section of the road leading to Mammoth Hot Springs through the north entrance. In mid-December, roads closed to traffic are open to travel on snow. It means visitors can enter the park on snowmobiles, snowcoaches, snowshoes and cross-country skis.Bison and other animals in the park in winter. Think of Yellowstone’s paved (and often crowded) roads as isolated, snowy passages to the park’s otherworldly thermal features.

Lodging Inside Yellowstone National Park

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There are many lodging options inside Yellowstone National Park. You can stay in a hotel, motel, or cabin. There are also RV parks and campgrounds available.

The most popular lodging option is staying in a hotel or motel. There are many to choose from, and they are located all around the park. This is a great option if you want to be close to the main attractions and don’t mind spending a little extra money.

If you’re looking for a more rustic experience, you can stay in a cabin. These are usually located in more remote areas of the park and offer a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

RV parks and campgrounds are also available inside the park. This is a great option if you want to be close to nature and have all the comforts of home. There are many different RV parks and campgrounds to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that fits your needs.

Yellowstone Gateway Inn

The Yellowstone Gateway Inn is a historic hotel located in the heart of Yellowstone National Park. The hotel was built in 1872 and is one of the oldest hotels in the park. The Inn offers a variety of accommodations, including rooms with private bathrooms, suites, and cottages. The hotel also has a restaurant, bar, and gift shop. The Yellowstone Gateway Inn is the perfect place to stay when visiting Yellowstone National Park.

Old Faithful Snow Lodge

Old Faithful Snow Lodge is a hotel located near the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park. The park lodge was built in the early 20th century and is one of the oldest hotels in the park. The lodge is named after the geyser, which is one of the most popular attractions in Yellowstone. The lodge has a variety of amenities, including a restaurant, bar, and gift shop. The lodge is also a popular place to stay for visitors who want to see the geyser erupt.

This article was prepared by our Asia travel specialist, Keira A. Morrison. You can enjoy a little trip around the world with our videos on our youtube channel TRAVELINA.