Yellowstone National Park Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Yellowstone National Park

  • 1. Geysers/hot springs

    The West Thumb Geyser Basin is located in the south-eastern part of Yellowstone, along the shores of Lake Yellowstone. It is estimated that the heat sources of this particular geothermal feature are...

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  • 2. Mammoth Hot Springs

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Mammoth Hot Springs in the north-western area of the Yellowstone park is a complex of geothermal vents and springs, which over time created multi-coloured steps made from calcium carbonate which is...

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  • 3. Wildlife

    The Lamar Valley is located in the north-eastern part of Yellowstone National Park. It is named after the Lamar River, a tributary of the Yellowstone River. It is one of the best area for wildlife...

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  • 4. Grand Canyon

    5 out of 5 stars

    Lower Falls is the more magnificent of the two great waterfalls here in the Grand Canyon. It is 308 feet high while here, the Upper Falls is 109 feet. Upper Falls is the easier of the two you can walk...

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  • 5. Old Faithful

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Old Faithful is the most famous geyser in Yellowstone National Park. It was named after its unusual predictability - eruptions take place on average every 60-90 minutes. The eruption lasts about 10-15...

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  • 6. Waterfalls

    At the Lower Falls, the Yellowstone River enters the Yellowstone Canyon. The waterfall is the largest-volume waterfall in North America, and an estimated 308 meters high. The so-called "Uncle-Tom`s...

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  • 7. Hayden Valley

    The Hayden Valley is located between the Canyon and Yellowstone Lake section of the Grand Loop Road in Yellowstone Park and one of the best areas for wildlife viewing. Two hiking trails -the Mary...

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  • 8. Morning Glory Pool

    This was the first time and only time, I've been to the Morning Glory pool. Right along the Lake. I could see staying on this side of the park. There are hot springs and the lake. Between lake...

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  • 9. Old Faithful Inn

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dating to 1903-04, the Old Faithful Inn is the World’s largest log hotel – possibly largest log building, as well. The design is classified as National Park Rustic and it was the first of the great...

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  • 10. Tower Falls

    4 out of 5 stars

    Well, that's the way I think of it. Actually, Roosevelt Junction and Tower Falls. There is lodging at Roosevelt and some unique natural formations. Petrified Wood is nearby to the west, Tower Falls is...

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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. Yellowstone Lake

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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. 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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  • 16. Mt. Washburn

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 17. 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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  • 18. 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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  • 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. geothermal pools are so neat

    many geothermal features .. nice little walk. We went in the summer and the fall .. this pic was from the summer ... loved the colors. The fall was cold and the...

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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. 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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  • 24. 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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  • 25. 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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