Yellowstone National Park famous for lush forests, hot springs, magical canyon, alpine rivers, and dramatic gushing geysers. You will find Yellowstone in Wyoming, with a little of the park spreading into Montana and Idaho as well. It is almost over 350 square miles of wilderness and hot spots.

 

 

On your drive into Yellowstone National Park, keep an eye out for elk, bison, antelope, wolves, and bears. The park is home to hundreds of animal species.  I would highly recommend you take a drive on the grand loop road. The Grand loop road is designed in a shape of number eight “8”, the loop takes 3 to 4 hours driving, it the definitely the best way to see the park from the comfort of your vehicle. Along the drive, there are many parks, picnic area,  lakes, canyons, falls and hot springs you can stop.  Take the opportunity to admire the natural wonder and cause photo or video your experience to share with your family and friends.

 

Fun Facts about Yellowstone National Park

(1) Yellowstone Park has over 290 waterfalls,  308 lower falls of the Yellowstone River.

(2) Yellowstone has an estimated 10,000 thermal features, but only 3% are geysers.

(3) Yellowstone was worlds first national park

(4) There are over 1,100 species of native plants in the national park

(5) The landscape of Yellowstone national park is 2219,789 acres

 

 

 

Yellowstone is famous for steaming pools, hissing fumaroles, bubbling, mud pots, and warm seeps. The most spectacular of all the geysers is the famous “OLD FAITHFUL.” It is the highly anticipated geothermal feature. When planning your visit to Yellowstone, I recommend you time it to be there when OLD FAITHFUL is putting on a show for you, It has erupted every 45 to 125 minutes since 2000.  Your visit just wouldn’t be the same if you missed out on the old faithful erupting.

 

 

The locals say the best time to visit Yellowstone National part is between April to September. Keep in mind July and August can be very busy due to the summer holidays.

The Geological insight of the Geysers and hot pools at Yellowstone

(Information is taken from Yellowstone National Park for you to learn and appreciate this natural miracle)

RUSTY GEYSER 

Temperature 202°F Interval 2-3 minutes. Duration 20-45 seconds. Height 4-6 feet. This small geyser received its name for its rusty, red-colored basin surrounding its funnel-shaped vent. Iron oxides are responsible for staining the sinter. 

 

SAPPHIRE POOL  

Temperature 200-202°F Dimensions 18x30 feet. Sapphire Pool, named for its blue, crystal-clear water and for its resemblance to an Oriental sapphire, was once a placid hot pool. It was not until after the 1959 earthquake that major eruptions occurred. For several years following the earthquake powerful eruptions at two-hour intervals reached 150 feet. 

 

JEWEL GEYSER  

Temperature 199°F Interval 5-10 minutes. Duration 60-90 seconds. Height 10-30 feet. Its name is descriptive of the pearl-like sinter beads formed around the vent. Soda Geyser was the original name given by the Hayden Expedition, but turn-of-the-century visitors changed the name to Jewel Geyser. Jewel has frequent and regular eruptions. 

 

 

SHELL GEYSER 

Temperature 200°F Interval 1.5 to several hours. Duration 20-90 seconds. Height 5-8 feet. The golden sinter lining of the crater resembles the shell of a bivalve, hence the name. Shell Geyser is very irregular, and the interval between eruptions changes from year to year. 

 

AVOCA SPRING 

Temperature 199°F Interval 1-18 minutes. Duration 10-30 seconds. Height 10-20 feet. The Hague Party in the late 1880s named this spring with a three-foot-diameter crater. It was not until after the 1959 earthquake that it became an active geyser.

 

MUSTARD SPRINGS 

Temperature 172-198°F Interval 5-10 minutes. Duration 5 minutes. Height 4-6 feet. Two springs, East Mustard and West Mustard springs, make up this group. The springs, separated by 50 feet, are eight to ten feet in diameter and resemble each other in shape and size. They received their name for the mustard-colored lining of their craters. 

 

 

THINGS TO DO IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

(1) Yellowstone Park, Lower Loop Full Day Tour

Yellowstone National Park is home to grizzly & black bears, bison, elk, moose, pronghorn antelope, coyotes, fox, deer, wolves, beaver as well as lakes, rivers, and spectacular mountains.

 

(2)Yellowstone National Park and Wildlife Small-Group Tour

The famous geysers and wildlife of Yellowstone National Park are waiting for you on this excursion through the incomparable scenery of the Lower Loop. With a full day to get to know the wildlife and spectacular sights of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park, you’re surrounded by some of the best views in the. 

 

(3)Self-Guided Yellowstone Upper Loop Tour from Jackson Hole

Discover the wonders of Yellowstone National Park at your own pace with this self-guided tour. Using your phone or tablet to download the informative guide and commentary, you can discover all the Upper Loop has to offer.

 

(4) Hike any of the trails in Yellowstone National Park.

This is a hikers dream, beautiful hot springs, geysers, wildness and tranquility everywhere you look.

(5) Camp in Yellowstone National Park.

Spending the night under the stars, surrounded by nature and history is the perfect way to experience the Yellowstone national park.

 

 

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