Discover Yellowstone National Park – The First National Park in America
Situated in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, Yellowstone National Park is an American National Park encompassing an area of 3,500-sq-mile. Established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by the President, Ulysses S. Grant, this mesmerizing marvel of nature is marked as the first national park in the United States. It is ordinarily recognized for its wildlife and exhibits a diversity of geothermal features especially Old Faithful Geyser, mud pots, and fumaroles. Other features incorporate substantial canyons, lavish geysers, hot springs, alpine rivers, and exuberant forests. It constitutes of many ecosystems, the most abundant is the subalpine forest. Wonders of Yellowstone National Park: Lying on the top of a super-volcano, it attains a distinctive position as one of the most unique national parks. This magnificent marvel of nature has certain attractions that are included in almost every tourist’s must-visit list. They are:
• West Thumb Geyser Basin:
Home to several other geysers, hot pots, the Abyss Pool, and bubbling mud pots, West Thumb Geyser Basin is located on the shores of Yellowstone Lake. It offers captivating and angelic lake views to soothe the vacationers. West Thumb Bay, where the basin is located, was described as a hand and the western bay was said to look like its thumb.
• Yellowstone Lake:
The largest body of freshwater in the Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone Lake is 7,732 feet above sea level and covers an area of 136 square miles. On its surface lie geysers, hot springs, and canyons rising the water temperature to 252 degrees F. Both fishing and boating are allowed here. For those who want to stay here, they can book there abide at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel.
• Mount Washburn:
Named after Henry D. Washburn, the explorer of the Yellowstone National Park, Mount Washburn is known as one of the most popularized places for hiking. There are two trails that levitate the mountain; one begins at the Dunraven Pass Trailhead and another starts at the Chittenden Road parking lot. Both offer spectacular views of the surroundings. Mountain goats and bears can be seen from the trails.
• Upper Geyser Basin:
Home to the most famous geyser in the park, Old Faithful, the upper geyser basin is the most famous attraction in the Yellow Stone National Park. Besides Old Faithful, it constitutes more than 150 geysers as well as hot springs and fumaroles. It is popular among many visitors mainly because the park can predict precisely when it will erupt.
There is no lack of activities at Yellowstone. Mostly, watching the springs and geysers erupt and to see animals in their natural habitats are the most popular activities. Other activities incorporate hiking in the Grand Teton Parks and In Yellowstone, rafting and paddling, camping, fishing etc.