Venture inside Yellowstone National Park, America’s first recreation center built in 1872.
Visitors are welcomed to the Yellowstone’s 2.2 million acres of eco-systemic wildlife, geothermal geysers, and all-encompassing geological views. The park is open all year long, from dusk to dawn. Whether you’re planning on camping out under the stars or driving through scenic views and buffalo traffic, Yellowstone National Park is an incomparable, eutierria, experience.
Yellowstone National Park conquers nearly 3,500 square miles. The grounds cover the northwest corner of Wyoming and overlaps a bit into Idaho and Montana. There is no distinctive address to the park but specific entrances you can GPS to. Each entrance is a 1–2-hour drive apart. Plan on which specific area of Yellowstone you’ll want to visit and navigate to the designated entrance. Like most American national parks, you’ll need to pay a $35 entrance fee or have a National Park Pass. The benefit of having a park pass is that it works for all the national parks scattered throughout the nation, like Mount Olympic National Park and Yosemite.
There are 5 ways to enter Yellowstone National Park and two entrances within the park for designated areas. Once you’ve entered the premises be prepared to encounter traffic. The speed limit is 45mph, one way, due to the protection of wildlife. Park rangers will not hesitate to pull you over and fine you if you or your vehicle approach too closely to any wildlife creatures. To beat the traffic, the best time to go is early in the morning, 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. are the best time.
- East Entrance: 4926609 N, 579209 E
- North Entrance: 4986275 N, 522949 E
- Northeast Entrance: 4983809 N, 578510 E
- South Entrance: 4886643 N, 526824 E
- West Entrance: 4945010 N, 492295 E
What to do:
Yellowstone National Park is nature-full of panoramic views of mountains and valleys, with preservations of 10,000 hot springs, geysers, mud pots, travertine terraces, and fumaroles. This recreation area is home to an abundant amount of birds, fishes, and mammals like grizzly bears, buffalos, wolves, elks, and more. Here is a list of things to see on your trip to the national park.
- Go on a hike: The park is full of trails for beginner hikers and experienced. Check out one of Yellowstone’s many trails here.
- Watch geysers erupt: Yellowstone National Park has more than 500 geysers. Each thermal spring erupts at a specific time with a duration of 3 minuets to 35 minuets. Be sure to check on the geyser activity beforehand so you don’t miss the eruption.
- Dip-in-water activities: Whether you are near the lakeside geysers or a nearby river, raftering and paddling are a must. Check out the multiple tours that flow along the rivers.
- Camp out: The best way to enjoy the Yellowstone region is by camping. Spend your nights in the wilderness, underneath the stars, at one of Yellowstone’s many campsites.
- Learn the Native American Culture: We must never forget those who came before us. Visit one of the Native American Reservations and experience the culture. There are traditional performances, museums, games, trail rides, and more events dedicated towards the Native tribes.