Yellowstone National Park: Fabulous nature’s gift

Posted in North America | March 15, 2010 | Comment Now

America’s first National Park- Yellowstone National Park, fabulous nature’s gift, Wyoming’s flagship attractions, and a natural cornucopia. In brimming sun, with perfect blue sky and mountains sticking and rising high up as background Yellowstone National Park is amazing destination for exploring the plethora of nature, wildlife, geology and loads of adventure and thrill seeking adventures. Well growth is the factor, and Mother Nature is taking good care out here, with growing mammals, shaggy grizzlies, giant moose, wolverine packed wolves, and superfluity of ecosystems with motley concentrations of immense wildlife. Home of world’s half of the geysers, abundance of alpine lakes, riveting rivers and mesmeric waterfalls. As you explore and walk across this fabulous creation of nature you are in for the entrancing experience of true nature. Yellowstone National Park is visited by some 30, 000 visitors daily during summer and there is point to be noted that in this wild party of nature there are three-million gatecrashers annually.

It was John Colter , the first white man who visited the area in 1807. At that time Yellowstone National Park’s only inhabitants were Tukadikas and a Shoshone Bannock people who are known for hunting bighorn sheep. Colter report of Yellowstone National Park of that time of the soaring geysers along with boiling mud holes and beautiful waterfalls and lakes were considered as at first as tall tales and were even dismissed. Yet on his persistence and perseverance which brought in expeditions to the Yellowstone National Park. This led to the establishment of park in 1872, with a vote from Congress. This was done to preserve Yellowstone’s amazing geography: the geothermal phenomenon, Yellowstone Lake and the fossil forests.

Yellowstone National Park Attractions:

A figure eight, with lower and upper grand loops, a 350 miles of paved road that winds through the park crossing three times the Continental Divide. Exploring the Yellowstone National Park, within it are seven major districts that beholds the major attractions, while most are located in lower loop don’t even think out on missing the upper loop of Yellowstone National Park.

An overview of each district along with its highlight special attractions:

  • Old Faithful District
    Old Faithful district has wildlife but this place is where you are bound to spend more time then rest as this has abundance in geysers, steam vents called “fumaroles”, Hot Springs, and alluring paint pots, scenic views along the Firehole River.
  • Predictable Geysers
    Castle, Grand, Daisy, Riverside, and Old Faithful are predictable geysers which naturalist staffs keep prediction about regularly. And Old Faithful is the favorite of all whose prediction of reoccurrence of geyser blowing at height of 180m in some very 91 minutes.
  • Old Faithfull Inn
    The building is a bucolic log and wood-frame constitution with extremely large proportions: nearly 700 feet in length and the building is seven stories high.

  • Lower Hamilton Store:
    The oldest structure of the Old Faithful area built in 1897 which is still in use.
  • Nez Perce Creek Wayside:
    This is an display which tells the tale of the Nez Perce’s escape through Yellowstone in 1877.
  • Firehole River:
    The early trappers who explore this area thought this as smoke from fires and thus this river derived this name from the steam that is emitted from it.
  • Madison District:
    The Madison district: best known for wild life and fly-fishing.
  • Lower Geyser Basin / Fountain Paint Pots:
    This place looks as if this is not part of Earth, but could be something from Venus or Mercury coz the Lower Geyser Basin which is scattered over a comparatively in huge area and it has on a regular basis erupting geysers, stimulating hot springs, and a intriguing mud pool, which strikes visitors as something from Mercury or Venus.
  • Lake District:
    The Lake District includes the Yellowstone Lake and the hot springs, steam vent fumaroles, and with the possibly of bears.
  • Yellowstone Lake:
    This Lake is the largest in the category of high-altitude lakes in the lower loop of 48 states, and it is incredible.

  • West Thumb Geyser Basin:
    This geyser basin has some interesting elemental features of thermal features, including several, which are in Yellowstone Lake itself. From here, it offers a very good sight of the Lake.
  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel:
    Lake Yellowstone Hotel, first started serving visitors in 1891, oldest surviving hotel in Yellowstone National Park and still in use and in business.

  • Norris District:
    The Norris district is one fascinating place for geologists, and even to lay man as this district includes Norris Geyser basin, which is one of the most dynamic geothermal basins in the Yellowstone. And the place is as usual beautiful like the rest of Yellowstone National Park with open meadow scenery with wildlife and breathtaking view along Gibbon River.
  • Norris Geyser Basin:
    Norris Geyser Basin is one of Yellowstone’s most popular geyser basins; Norris is home to Steamboat (the world’s tallest geyser).
  • Mammoth District:
    Mammoth district which gives home to Yellowstone National Park’s headquarters and has its old historical buildings. And the famous travertine terraces and also there are sightings of wildlife.
  • Mammoth Hot Springs:
    Mammoth Hot Springs is the focal attraction of the Mammoth District. Mammoth Hot Springs features are very different from the rest of thermal areas in the national park. The thermal activity has formed terraces on the limestone hills, they appear in yellow color. The herds of elk meander on them too often and this attracts the majority of tourists.
  • Canyon District/ Canyon Village:
    The Canyon district is majestic area, has one of the superior high altitude grazing meadows in park which is known as Hayden Valley. In this area large bison herds roam. And the vies here are inspiring which are vast and deep because the district is famous for waterfalls, high elevation mountain pass, deep canyon and sweeping vistas where you can see bears, elk and other animals.
  • The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone:
    The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is one of the most impressive and breathtaking sight found in Yellowstone and so very popular. Not to forget camera here as the canyon is awe inspiring with its colors and shapes seen and impressive waterfalls: Lower Waterfalls and Upper falls.
  • Tower/Roosevelt District :
    The Tower / Roosevelt district is best for wildlife, river scene and waterfall. Also there is geologic evidence which is said to be left by long-ago volcanic eruptions. The Tower / Roosevelt district is considered as the lower elevation for Yellowstone, and it has the plethora of spring and winter range for various species of animals.
  • Tower Fall:
    This is the second most famous waterfall in Yellowstone National Park than Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon.
  • Wildlife Plethora:
    Yellowstone Park is home to abundant and diverse flora and fauna, unlike anyplace else in America. But the most prominent and admired fact is that all wildlife species which inhabitant’s the park, from the time it was first explored which goes over some 100 years ago are all surviving even today.
  • Luton’s Teton Cabins
  • Chamberlin Inn
  • Snow King Resort
  • Sassy Moose Inn B&B
  • Flagg Ranch Resort
  • Grand Victorian Lodge
  • Turpin Meadow Ranch
Camping Grounds:
  • Yellowstone Area RV Rentals
  • Bridge Bay Campground
  • Canyon Campground
  • Fishing Bridge Campground
  • Grant Village Campground
  • Indian Creek Campground
  • Lewis Lake Campground
  • Madison Campground
  • Mammoth Campground
  • Norris Campground
  • Pebble Creek Campground
  • Slough Creek Campground
  • Tower Falls Campground
Tours in Yellowstone National Park:
  • Callowishus Park Tours
  • Yellowstone Park Tours
  • BrushBuck Wildlife Tours
  • YGT Private Scenic Tours
Entrance Fees:

Fees are to be paid while entering the park for both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The fees below mentioned are inclusive of both national parks:

  • Private Vehicles and RVs:
    $25 per vehicle or $20 for a snowmobile and motorcycle this can be used for 7 days.
  • Pedestrian on foot or bicycle or on skis:
    $12 per person is for the age 16 and above for 7 days
  • Annual Pass:
    $50 which is applicable to pass holder and also to the passengers who are accommodated in a single vehicle
  • Senior Pass:
    $10 for age of 62 and older and it is for lifetime
  • Yellowstone National Park is where worries will swoosh out, as you breath in fresh air of mountains, let yourself loose in pristine mountains, lakes, waterfalls and amidst the wildlife. Have a great trip to untouched wonder of creation to find solace for your mind and body.

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