Yellowstone National Park is world’s First National Park known for its beautiful natural wonders. The park has collections of mountains, rivers, canyons, geysers, historic lodges, and wildlife making Yellowstone one of the most visited places in America for experiencing nature.
Take a look at the list of the top attractions in Yellowstone which you shouldn’t miss exploring.
Old Faithful Geyser
Yellowstone is home to world famous geyser, Old Faithful. Old Faithful’s eruptions are worth looking for as it can go up around 130 feet high and at times clearing 180 feet during interval of 65-92 minutes. These eruptions normally last from 1-5 minutes. Although it is not the largest geyser in the park, the eruptions are more frequent than any of the other big geysers. Old Faithful is wheelchair-accessible and do not require special footwear or gear.
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone includes the Lower, Upper and Crystal Falls. The Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon, at 308 feet high, is tallest waterfall and one of the most photographed places in Yellowstone. And, the Upper Fall is equally breathtaking as Lower Falls lying at 109 feet. The Upper Falls can be viewed from the famous Uncle Tom’s trail. So, hiking or short walks are strongly recommended for viewing the stunning waterfalls.
Located at the heart of Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone Lake is the largest freshwater lake above 7,000 feet in North America. Wildlife including bison, bald eagles and grizzly bears can be captured in Yellowstone Lake. The Lake is easily accessible from both East and West entrances of the park bordered by two villages-Grant Village and Lake Village. It has become a popular destination among anglers and boaters due to the availability of different types of trout.
Hayden Valley is the place to catch the glimpse of wildlife in Yellowstone. As drive you along the beautiful Hayden Valley, you are likely to see bison, coyotes, scattered elk, occasional grizzly bear, and waterfowl including ducks, Canadian geese and pelicans. The valley also has hiking two trails- Hayden Valley Trail and Mary Mountain Trail. If you love hiking, these trails are definite stop.
Grand Prismatic Spring
The largest hot spring in the United States, Grand Prismatic Springs is 300 feet in diameter and 160-feet in depth. The water appears to be aqua blue, surrounded by bright green, yellow, and orange in circling edges. The rainbow water color is caused by the bacteria as a result of the geothermic activity. This unusual yet fascinating hot spring is one of the reasons to visit Yellowstone.
If you are a true adventure lover, make sure to take a Yellowstone National Park trip and explore all these attractions in Yellowstone.
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