Yellowstone National Park was the world’s first National Park, established in 1872. This is one of the world’s most active volcanoes and home to many geysers and other hydrothermal features. There is beautiful scenery and an amazing amount of wildlife in their own habitat. The park is very well organized, and the Park Rangers are very helpful at the many Visitor’s Centers. At the park entrance, you receive a copy of Yellowstone Today, which is the official newspaper for the park. This includes maps and much information about the park.
We visited Yellowstone for four days, and we’ll visit again when we have more time. It was wonderful to drive through the park every day and see the wildlife. It was fun driving around the park and noticing cars stopped ahead and wondering what we’d see next. We’d grab our binoculars and cameras for the next adventure. During our visit we saw: black bears, eagles, coyotes, trumpeter swans, ospreys, elk, moose, deer, bighorn sheep, foxes, marmots, and bison.
We enjoyed learning about the hydrothermal features: geysers, mud pots, hot springs, and fumaroles.
We visited the park in August, and the park didn’t seem overly crowded. The only time it felt like there were a lot of people is when we visited Old Faithful. There were many picnic areas and we took advantage of them for lunch on two of our days. It was so peaceful enjoying our lunch next to the river enjoying the beautiful scenery and wildlife.
We loved Yellowstone National Park and we’ll visit it again!