Yellowstone National Park Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Yellowstone National Park

  • 1. Geysers/hot springs

    My son spent a lot of time catching the geysers doing their thing. He took a lot of photos of Old Faithful, but he also walked around Upper Geyser Basin and took photos of things bubbling up there and...

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  • 2. Old Faithful

    The Largest concentration of geysers in the world is in the Upper Geyser Basin. Check at the Old Faithful Visitor Center to find out when some of these wonderful Geysers are predicted to erupt, but...

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  • 3. Mammoth Hot Springs

    The Lower Terrace of Mammoth Hot Springs was our first stop of the day. We arrived early morning, just as the big tour groups were hurrying people back into the buses. It was a nice time to explore,...

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  • 4. Grand Canyon

    The Yellowstone Grand Canyon isn't the same as the other bigger one in Arizona, and the part that most people photograph are the falls, but they will have another review of their own. This Grand...

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  • 5. Waterfalls

    After we checked into the hotel and had lunch, we drove down toward the Grand Teton National Park. We stopped at the Kepler Cascades and I went and took some photos while my grandmother waited in the...

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  • 6. Wildlife

    Welcome to VT. I've been traveling to both Yellowstone and GTNP since '92 - sometimes up to 3 times a year to photograph wildlife and enjoy the park. I'll answer some of your questions but would...

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  • 7. Hayden Valley

    One of the place we stopped on the Ring of Fire tour was Hayden Valley - we stopped to take photos of the bison. Hayden Valley is a large, sub-alpine valley along the Yellowstone River between...

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  • 8. Morning Glory Pool

    The Morning Glory Pool is only 1.4 miles from the Old Faithful Visitors Center by way of a partial boardwalk partial paved path. Along the way you will pass many of Yellowstone?s notable geysers like...

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  • 9. Tower Falls

    Seeing so many elk in one place (especially in the middle of the village) was a thrilling treat, but what waited for us on the way to Tower Falls just blew us away. The 24-mile drive takes you along...

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  • 10. Yellowstone Lake

    under construction Yellowstone Lake is the largest lake at high elevation (i.e., more than 7,000 ft.) in North America. It is a natural lake, situated at 7,733 ft. above sea level. It is roughly 20...

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  • 11. Buildings/Vistor Centers

    Yellowstone is a huge park and so the Park Service has several different visitor's centers distributed throughout the park. Each one is a little different in orientation so you could go to all of...

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  • 12. Old Faithful Inn

    My daughter told me that I needed to make a reservation a year in advance, and so I made the reservation as soon as I decided to go. I had a hard time because I wanted two beds (I was going to be...

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  • 13. Roosevelt Arch

    In the early years of Yellowstone National Park, most visitors entered via the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana. Because the number of visitors entering this way rose even higher following the...

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  • 14. Outside the park

    It was only 15-minutes later and almost high noon when we came across this huge herd of Mountain Goats – I’d never before seen that many in one place, and apparently none of the many other spectators...

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  • 15. Petrified Trees

    A short walk near Tower junction are some petrified trees. Cool - trees that are so old they are now rocks (how many years ago were they trees I wonder?). Not insignificant sized trees either. I did...

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  • 16. Rivers

    On the way from West Yellowstone to the Old Faithful Inn, I took a picture of an old fisherman with a Santa Claus beard fishing in the river (photo 3). We stopped at Black Sand Basin on the morning of...

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  • 17. West Yellowstone

    We arrived and departed through West Yellowstone because it had the closest airport to the park entrance. I didn't want to drive great distances as the only licensed driver. When we arrived, we picked...

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  • 18. Mt. Washburn

    We started out in mid-morning. Reached the top and enjoyed a picnic lunch looking over the park. We noticed clouds to the west, so we started down. Halfway back, it started to snow (few flakes), but...

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  • 19. Flora

    The driver guide told us that there were three main kinds of tree (all conifers). The most common is the Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta). There are also Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii) and...

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  • 20. Winter visits

    There are two ways into the the park in the winter, cross country skiing, snowmobile or snowcoach. They do not allow private vehicles into the park in the...

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  • 21. Viewing wildlife?

    We were very disappointed with the wildlife (lack of it) in Yellowstone Park. In four days of visits we saw a few bison, one grizzly (a long way away), three...

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  • 22. Fort Yellowstone

    When Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872 the American West was still a wild and desolate place. The early years of the Park were difficult times....

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  • 23. Walk a trail...

    Yellowstone has many, many trails like this one to get you closer to nature. This boardwalk will also provide you with information about the landscape, geology,...

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  • 24. Ride your motorcycle!

    I have been almost high for several days now coming back from this trip. No drugs, just the ride through the park. The corners are perfect for a great ride. The...

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  • 25. Grand View.

    This viewpoint is situated on the North Rim drive. Although you cannot see the falls from here, there are lovely views up and down the canyon.There are, on the...

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