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The world’s first ever National Park, Yellowstone National Park is a unique site of natural historic significance, not just for the United States, but the world at large. Home to the largest number of active geothermal vents on Earth, Yellowstone is characterised by its unique limestone formations, active hot geysers and proximity to the Grand Teton mountain range. Popular with outdoors enthusiasts as well as sightseers, Yellowstone owes its geological activity to the fact that it is actually the crater of the world’s largest active volcano, meaning visitors here will have something to keep them on their toes!
Old Faithful — Yellowstone National Park has more active geothermal vents than anywhere else in the world. None of these features is more popular than Old Faithful, a colossal geyser that erupts superheated water through a crack in the earth’s crust roughly once every hour.
Mammoth Hot Springs — For some, the geological formations at Mammoth Hot Springs are the most unusual in Yellowstone National Park. For thousands of years, calcium-rich water has gushed to the surface, gradually depositing spectacular limestone creations that have since been tinted red, yellow, brown and green by a variety of algae.
Yellowstone Lake — The largest body of water in Yellowstone, the freshwater Yellowstone Lake is, simply put, marvellous. With pristine sandy beaches on its northern shore, and several popular angling sites, the lake offers a particularly peaceful alternative to the more violently active of the park.
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone — At a staggering 24 miles long, Yellowstone’s very own Grand Canyon incorporates a large swathe of the Yellowstone River. At its lowest point, the canyon reaches 370 metres in depth, offering a stomach-lurching sight that is unrivalled anywhere else in Yellowstone National Park.
Whether you prefer to explore at your own pace or would like some guidance, the sights of Yellowstone will certainly keep you busy. Several excellent self-guided loop tours are available, starting from a variety of locations. For instance, hire a car and tour Yellowstone’s upper loop starting from the city of Cody, or take a self-guided tour of the lower loop from West Yellowstone, Gardiner or Cooke City. Alternatively, experience Yellowstone in style with a full day private tour complete with lunch. Just be sure to bring your camera!
Yellowstone National Park isn’t short on hot springs, gushing geysers, lakes and rivers, but these are far from the only attractions. Learn about the region’s military history with a visit to Fort Yellowstone, near Mammoth Hot Springs. This ex-19th century army base is one of the most complete in the area. Though no longer in use, many of the wildlife conservation policies implemented during the Fort’s active years have now been adopted by the National Park Service. Yellowstone also has many excellent museums, such as the Norris Geyser Basin Museum. The unique rustic design of this structure has been imitated in buildings throughout Yellowstone National Park.