Published on January 21st, 2013 | by admin0
Yellowstone National Park – A Fantasitc Experience You Will Never Forget
Inaugurated on March 1, 1872, the Yellowstone National Park has come a long way, representing the history, culture and everything the United States of America stands for. Every year, the national park attracts visitors from all over the world as a result of its many features that symbolize the foundation upon which America was built. Today, many visitors make Yellowstone National Park a focus study and a stopping point for a historical experience only attained once in a lifetime. With this article, visitors can avail themselves with the basic knowledge needed to plan a trip to the park.
The attractions at the Yellowstone National Park are immense. There is so much to do and so much to see, and it’s a fun place for the family. You must have heard of the word “OLD FAITHFUL” in movies. Well, that is one of the most fantastic and most popular attractions at the park. There is nothing more spectacular than seeing the “Old Faithful Geyser” erupt. The natural feeling that comes with it can be really captivating. You could also spend an hour or two walking around the provided footpath in order to check out the other geysers within the upper geyser basin. The Old Faithful Inn is always available for lodgings just for you to be close to the geyser, and I can assure you, the inn itself is a site to admire.
Grand Prismatic Spring (the boiling lake) has total depth of 160 feet and a diameter of 300 feet. It is the largest hot spring found in the United States and the third largest in the world. The Grand Prismatic Spring is situated in the Midway Geyser Basin and has a temperature of 70° C. Its blue, yellow, orange, green, red and brown colors recall the spectral scattering of white light. The vivid colors in this lake change due to the pigmented microbes grow under the mineral-rich water. The center of the lake is disinfected because of dangerous heat. Each year millions of people visit there. But be aware, it’s dangerous.
Another beautiful attraction at the park is the Yellowstone Grand Canyon. Although not as big as the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the Yellowstone Grand Canyon is equally magnificent. The Grand Canyon has a lower falls that has a breathtaking view from the edge of the canyon. Standing at 308 feet high, the canyon captures views never seen or experienced anywhere else. It truly is a must see.
Yellowstone National Park is home to a large variety of mammals. Bison are the largest grazing mammals that you will see often in Yellowstone National Park. You will very likely see elk, too. If you are living inside the park, you probably will also see mule deer. They usually go out with a small group around dusk. If you are coming from a big city, having a picture with a group of mule deer surely is a wonderful experience. Occasionally, you may also see the grizzly bears, moose, and bighorn sheep. Actually, being so close to wild mammals is the most wonderful part of the experience during my last Yellowstone visit.
In order to plan a visit to the Yellowstone National Park, there are quite a number of factors to consider. First of all, you need to decide what time of the year you want to make your trip, so you can start early preparations and planning. It is important to note that during summer the park is usually crowded, and if you want to go there during summer, you have to book your hotel well in advance. I would suggest you start making reservations six months prior to your arrival date so ample and ideal arrangements can be made. In order for you to make a good decision, you would need to have a good feel of the park, so take a look at a typical Yellowstone National Park guide book. For lodging reservations, you can book online or by phone, and also try the Yosemite lodgings as well as the Old Faithful Inn.