Nothing compares to what you will experience at Yellowstone National Park in the state of Wyoming. It is considered the largest park in the lower 48 states, and with that, you need to have at least two days to see everything the park has to offer.
I had visited the Yellowstone National Park twice, driving almost 14 hours from South Dakota in both times! I was with friends, so taking turns driving with that distance (close to 900 miles or 1800 miles back and forth), wasn’t bad at all. Animal watching and the impressive volcanic activity of the geysers are two of the many reasons why I kept going back to Yellowstone National Park.
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Everything is picturesque in the geysers area! Walking around the park gives you that feeling that you are in another world. The geysers and colorful water pools, as you traverse the boardwalks, are like natural wonders you never thought you would see right there, in person. Here are proofs:
Upper Geyser Basin
Expect few geysers to go off while you are walking around the boardwalks.
Many visitors visit the park because of the star attraction, the Old Faithful geyser. This one erupts every 20 minutes. Nothing to worry if you miss to watch it shoots up, you can always come back to see its next show. The area around the iconic geyser has benches for viewers, especially for kids who love to dangle their feet over the side of the deck.
Old Faithful erupts.
When it starts to shoot…
And peaks like this…
This is how far the viewing areas are.
Watch the video clip:
Mammoth Hot Springs. Stunning. Unbelievable.
Follow the access trail to the top and witness the cool geology around the area with the beautiful colors and shapes of the minerals.
See the Dragon’s Mouth Springs.
This roars like a dragon, thus the name!
Down the Norris Geyser Basin.
This is another lovely place to stop. One moment you feel that you are tired of seeing geysers, but seconds later you will come across with one that is totally different!
And you will never miss to see wildlife.
These are just a few of the wonders you will see in Yellowstone National Park. If you intend to visit, you can get more information here.
Are you ready to visit the Yellowstone National Park — “one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone”?
Park roads between the North and Northeast entrances are open to auto travel twenty-four hours every day, year-round. They provide access to Mammoth Hot Springs, the park’s wildlife-rich northern range, and recreational activities such as cross-country skiing, hiking, camping, and fishing in season. The other park entrances and roads are also open twenty-four hours daily but have seasonal closures and travel restrictions in the shoulder and winter seasons.
Private, non-commercial vehicle: $30
Motorcycle or Snowmobile: $25
Individuals by foot, bicycle, ski, etc.: $15
Non-commercial bus or vehicle with capacity of 16 people or more: $15
Where to stay in Yellowstone National Park.
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See also: My other travel adventures.