Yellowstone National Park

The Yellowstone National Park is one of the highly visited national parks in the United States. For thousands of years, Yellowstone has been the attraction of both humans and wildlife. There are also people who have made the national park as their own home. The Yellowstone National Park is the largest national park in the country with the land area of more than 2.2 million acres. To give your some rough ideas on how big the destination is, imagine the Great Smoky Mountains National Park land area and times it with four!

Buffalo at sunset, Midway Geyser Basin

The establishment of the Yellowstone National Park was initially legalized by President Ulysses Grant, the United States 18th president, in March 1872. The national park is strategically located between the borders of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho and the nearest town to the national park is Jackson Hole. The Yellowstone National Park resides in the north of the Grand Teton National Park and the main attraction of the park is the various species of wildlife as well as the Old Faithful Geyser, one of the numerous geothermal cone geysers in the Yellowstone National Park.

The Yellowstone National Park is recorded to be the world’s first ever established national park. The popularity of the national park dates back to its earliest visitors who were amazed by its bubbling mud, steaming geysers, as well as the majestic scenery that can be seen from anywhere in the park. The national park encompasses many features including canyons, lakes, rivers, mountain ranges and dense forests. This is where it is the most attractive to the wildlife and many has made the Yellowstone National Park as their natural habitat.

Yellowstone Falls

There are various ways for you to enjoy yourself in the Yellowstone National Park. The most popular being an all day hike to visit the many attractions in the area such as the Old Faithful Geyser, the abundant thermal springs and lakes, feasting your eyes with the columnar basalt near Tower Falls, as well as the infamous and glorious Grand Prismatic Spring located in the Midway Geyser Basin. The Grand Prismatic Spring is the world’s third largest hot spring with a whopping 250 feet by 300 feet in total size and 160 feet deep.

The wonderful colors that formed around the edges of the Grand Prismatic Spring existed as a result of bacteria and microbial mats pigmentation. It generates vibrant colors ranging from green to red. The colors changes depending on the seasons where you can see the mats become orange and reddish during the summer and darkish green during the winter. There’s no denying how marvelous Yellowstone National Park is with these endless attraction to both humans and its wildlife inhabitants.