6 Highlights of America’s Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park Highlights

If you are on vacation in the USA and you ever find yourself near the vicinity of Wyoming or even Montana and Idaho, don’t forget to go to America’s oldest park, Yellowstone National Park. It’s known for its beautiful geysers, hot water wells, hot springs, and the great diversity of animals. From grizzly bears to brown bears, bison to wolves.

Some of the animals are hard to find, but if you stay in the park for a couple of days you are bound to see them. We are going to share the 6 Yellowstone National Park highlights you should definitely see during your visit.

Grand Falls in Golden Light
photo by flickr/47000103@N05/8187151175

Do you want to stay in touch with friends and family in Yellow Stone Park? Make sure you’ve got the network coverage and enough credit to send them some of your amazing pictures! I used recharge.com during my visit. Highly recommended!

Upper Geyser Basin & Morning Glory Pool

The Upper Geyser Basin area contains a wide variety of geysers displaying steam and water eruptions and fountain basins with beautiful colors. The area has the highest concentration of geysers in the world and is a definite must-see when in Yellow Stone Park.

Morning Glory Pool, Yellowstone National Park
photo by flickr/daveynin

A two-hour trail takes you past Old Faithful, the Giant Geyser, the Beehive Geyser, the Castle Geyser, the Grand Geyser and on the northern edge past the impressive Morning Glory Pool which shows hundreds of colors.

The Grand Prismatic Spring

The beautiful Grand Prismatic Spring is situated in the Midway Geyser Basin area and is the biggest spring in the United States. The 370 foot wide spring shows beautiful rays of blue, orange, gold and green colors which make it a popular spot for photographers.

Grand Prismatic Spring (5 June 2013) 71
photo by flickr/jsjgeology

Mammoth Hot Springs

For other pretty picture sights, the Mammoth Hot Springs is a must-visit as well. Situated on the east flank of Terrace Mountain you find a collection of limestone platforms housing hot spring waters of temperatures between 17 and 74 degrees Celsius.

Mammoth Hot Springs 17
photo by flickr/hisgett

Funny fact: the platforms constantly change in shape and height due to changes and movement beneath the surface, so every visit to the springs brings a different and unique view.

Fountain Paint Pot

In the Lower Geyser Basin area, there’s a trail that takes you to the Fountain Paint Pots. These pots are host to different simmering puddles of mud in all kinds of vibrant colors which, as the name describes, are most similar to paint pots. During the summer the pots are at their most active when melting snow provides abundant water for them to bubble.

Fountain Paint Pot
photo by flickr/yellowstonenps

Yellow Stone Lake

Last but definitely not least comes Yellow Stone Lake. Compared to the other features of the park, Yellow Stone Lakes appears to be an oasis of tranquility, but there is more than meets the eye.

Yellow Stone Lake
Yellow Stone Lake; photo by flickr/c_amalia

The lake sits in the crater of the volcano below the surface, which produces submerged fountains. Besides the abundance of plant and animal life the lake houses hot springs, mudpots and geysers all at the same time.

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