As the very first National Park it is no wonder why so many vacation and travel through Yellowstone. Although roads are busy in the summer months, with RVs and buffalo, it is still a spectacular time to visit the park.
Winter months invite many snowmobilers through the park’s west entrance to enjoy hundreds of miles of groomed trails. Because of the parks size, most visitors need at least a few days to see most of the park. And that’s without taking long hikes or seeing some of the more secluded regions of the park.
You’ve seen the pictures. It’s time to see the real Yellowstone and its many geysers, steam vents, mud pots, and hot springs. Wildlife viewing is best in the early morning and late evening. Keep your eyes peeled for buffalo, elk, deer, coyotes, and wolves; especially up in the famous Lamar Valley.
Other magnificent natural features of the park include The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, primarily associated with Ansel Adams’ black and white photo of this huge waterfall. Somehow his photo even captures the range of color that stain the canyon’s walls.
There are five main entrances to Yellowstone National Park, North, South, East, West, and Northeast. All entrances are open during the summer. Although you can snowmobile into the park in the winter, only the North Entrance is open to vehicles.
Teton Valley Cabins is located about two hours south of the West Entrance, making it a great option for lodging near Yellowstone National Park. From the West Entrance you can quickly access some of the parks greatest geysers and thermals. Make your way to the Grand Loop Road, a figure eight shaped road that tours the major attractions in the park.
For more information on what to do and see in Yellowstone National Park take a look at the following informative websites.