Let me take you on a road trip through Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.  I share original photography of the road trip highlights as well as natural wonders you must visit.

Yellowstone National Park Facts

Yellowstone National Park Facts

Before we explore Yellowstone National Park, let me share seven interesting facts.

  1. Biggest active geyser field in the world
  2. World’s first National Park established in 1872
  3. Features the world’s most famous geyser, Old Faithful
  4. Home to half of the worlds hydrothermal features (geysers, hot springs, fumaroles and mud-pots)
  5. Yellowstone is a super volcano
  6. Highest concentration of mammals in the contiguous United States
  7. Yellowstone National Park is home to its own Grand Canyon

Old Faithful Geyser

Old Faithful Geyser

Have you ever seen a geyser erupt?  Old Faithful Geyser guarantees you a geyser eruption experience.  As a matter of fact, Old Faithful Geyser is so predictable that park officials produce an eruption schedule.  The Old Faithful Geyser erupts roughly every hour.

Old Faithful Geyser Eruption Experience

Old Faithful Geyser erupts at an average height of 40 meters.  Each eruption lasts from 1 to 5 minutes as up to 8000 gallons are spewed up into the air.  Water temperature can reach 204°F.  As a result, stand back and enjoy the experience.  Finally, why not visit Old Faithful at sunset for a more colorful experience?

Wildlife Spotting during a Yellowstone National Park Road Trip

Wildlife Spotting during a Yellowstone National Park Road Trip

Have you ever seen a Bison from your car window?  Bison are so common in Yellowstone National Park that they are almost a guaranteed sighting.  Other possible wildlife sightings in Yellowstone include, grizzly bears, grey wolves, moose, wild horses as well as eagles.  Did you know this national park is home to the largest population of wildlife in the contiguous United States?

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Park

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Park

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Park is definitely a road trip highlight.  Simply stop at Artist’s Point for stunning views of the waterfall dropping in between yellow cliff edges.  As a matter of fact, this Grand Canyon has become a top Instagram spot at Yellowstone National Park.

Visit the real Grand Canyon on a day trip from Las Vegas.

Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs are one of the most beautiful and ‘out of this world’ formations of Yellowstone National Park.  Hot Springs and limestone have created unique travertine formations over thousands of years.  Explore the Mammoth Hot Springs formations safely by walking the 1.5 mile boardwalk route.

Visit Pamukkale, Turkey for more stunning. travertine terraces.

Norris Geyser Basin

Norris Geyser Basin

Norris Geyser Basin is the oldest and hottest section of Yellowstone National Park.  Temperatures over 400°F have been recorded beneath the surface at Norris Geyser Basin.  Additionally, this is the most colorful part of the National Park due to the heat and silica.  Hot Springs are often milky blue and surrounded by rainbow like patterns.

Finally… Yellowstone Super Volcano

Yellowstone Super Volcano

Did you know that Yellowstone National Park is in fact an active super volcano.  When this super volcano erupts, life on earth will change.  Evidence of pressure building up can be seen where the lakes are expanding and covering trees.  Once maximum pressure has been reached, this super volcano will erupt!

Enjoy your Yellowstone National Park Road Trip

Remember to drive safely as well as respect the nature and wildlife.  Most importantly, don’t approach the Bison!

Read about how to plan a USA road trip.  Interested in National Parks?  Visit Crater Lake, Mount Rainier, Olympic National Park, Lassen National Park and Mount Rushmore.  Lastly, visit the official page for park opening hours.