The wildlife at Yellowstone National Park is really amazing: wild bison, elk, herds of deer, and more. I'm not sure, but I'd imagine the name "yellow stone" must come from all the colors in the geyser and hot springs. Given the volcanic activity, the springs are constantly evolving. The forest, though, is the same untouched wilderness as it has been for generations, except for a few traces from the Great Fire of 1988.
This American national park is located south of the famous Yellowstone park. Although it has smaller dimensions (compared to other parks in the area), it has everything that you could ask from nature: Numerous trails, high mountain lakes, forests, wildlife, ..... Visitors can stay at the nearby town of Jackson or in the parks extensive infrastructure: with Hotel, camping, resturants, laundry, .... The park is named for the mountains that dominate the region.
This is the most famous of all the geysers in Yellowstone Park. It is possibly not the most spectacular but it is the most regular about every 90 minutes it squirts hot water which can reach a height of between 30 and 55 meters. Its eruptions last an average of 2-5 minutes. It is a complete visual spectacle (the smell of the gas is not so nice).
This extraordinarily beautiful landscape is due to thermal waters surging from the earth and leaving calcium deposits in a variety of colors. There are dead trees which have been caught in the midst of this thermal area and add a scenic, almost minimalist touch to the panorama.
To go walking leisurely through this parade of colorful wells and springs with a camera in hand and enjoy the views is a more than recommendable experience.
Remember the movie Spielberg film 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'? The Torre del Diablo (Devil's Tower), in the state of Wyoming (USA) is a natural stone mass over 380 m high. We all recall this place in the film as the location where the contacted appeared. This is the first U.S. National Monument (President Roosevelt). The top of Devil's Tower is flat, although there are not many photos showing this. With special permission it can be climbed, but most tourists only have a walk around, a walk of less than 1 hour accessible to all audiences.
Located in the northeast of Yellowstone, these waterfalls are really striking. The Yellowstone River canyon is spectacular, about 1000 meters deep and down which two enormous waterfalls tumble (Lower and Upper). The best views are on the Inspiration Point. Both waterfalls are perfectly accessible from parking areas, walking a few feet. The Lower Falls, which are much higher and spectacular, seen from above, having the option to move closer, down stairs wall bordering cañón.Merece worth making the effort. In the north we find the lookout Lookout and down this viewpoint Red Rock, the closest view of the falls. On the north we can walk the path Brink of Lower Falls. In the south is the Artistic Point lookout and along the way Uncle Tom's Trail, descending stairs, we have a close up of the waterfall. The best time to see them is early in the day.
Before I visited Yellowstone in 2011 I had seen the famous image from National Geographic of the Grand Prismatic from the air. Well, I did not have the funds to charter a plane but I wanted to get a good photo of the spring. My first visit was both awe inspiring and disappointing because at ground level it was difficult to photograph the spring in a way that did it justice.
I learned the next day that the hill behind the spring was accessible by a rugged trail. My wife and niece and I climbed to the top of the hill to take this shot. It may not be the same as the aerial image but I am quite proud of this image because it turned out well and because of what I had to do to get the shot.
We knew approximately what time the earth was due to erupt so there were thousands of people waiting at a distance as the hour approached. And right on time, the Great Geyser made its appearance. Of course, the punctuality is one of the selling points of the park.
I really enjoyed staying at one of the cabins near Yellowstone Lake within the park. Taking hikes around the area took me to see grazing bison, waterfalls, and some truly amazing viewpoints. The sun overhead illuminated the water in spectacular ways, creating beautiful rainbows, and I was overwhelmed by the stunning scenery. And of course there are the geysers, and the Yellowstone River Canyon which contains fossils from ancient deserts and seas...the information centers here are very helpful, so you can easily find the answers to whatever questions you might have.
Of Touristic Interest in Yellowstone National Park
This natural wonder is located in Yellowstone National Park in the state of Wyoming. It is a geothermal water pool of extraordinary colors caused by the bacteria that grow there. On rare occasions, it swells into a geyser. I recommend visiting.
The spectacularly beautiful landscape of wildlife with crystal clear lakes is impossible to look away from. At Grand Teton, there are glacial lakes and beautiful mountains covered with plants such as heather, lavender and sage. We stayed at a Motel 6 for two days to explore the area and walk around Swan Lake and Heron Pond, among others.
Jenny Lake is another classic spot that gave us a better view of Teton Park. We took beautiful photos and were surprised by the fauna. Jackon, Wyoming is characterized by a typical western atmosphere. There are lots of bars with grilled meat and others that charge admission with pool tables and cowboy spurs set up in showcases, as an attraction.
There's also a famous place with elk antlers and arcades. Male elk migrate during the winter and in the spring they fight and lose their antlers during mating rituals before returning for summer grazing. So, here at this place they have 4 arches made of these horns that are great for photographs! But the most authentic thing is the dance floor in the "Million Dollar Cowboy Bar." The participants remind me of the old images of damsels and cowboys with cowboy hats and boots having a good old country dance.
Of Touristic Interest in Yellowstone National Park
The main attraction of the Lower Basin is the Fountain Paint Pot, a huge pool of bubbling mud that seems to resemble a big, eternally boiling pot. A circular path of wooden walkways, 0.6 miles long, runs along the transparent Silex Spring and offers a beautiful view overlooking this place, which seems like a lunar landscape. The Great Fountain Geyser is one of the most powerful geysers in the area, with eruptions capable of reaching 150 feet in the air. They occur every 8-12 hours and continue for 45-60 minutes.
The statue of Buffalo Bill is located in the town of Cody, Wyoming. The city was founded in 1896 by William Frederic Cody (better known as Buffalo Bill). This statue can be found at the bottom of the main street of Cody right next to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, honoring the most famous man in the history of the Wild West. Born in Iowa in 1846, he moved to Kansas as a young man where, in 1863, he enlisted in the 7th Cavalry to participate in the American Civil War. He received his famous nickname after 1868, when he won a bison hunting race. In the following years, having killed hundreds of bison, he became an actor after a friend wrote stories about his deeds and asked him to perform in them. He soon achieved worldwide fame for his performances.
Jackson Hole is a small valley in Wyoming located directly below the Grand Teton mountain range which is home to the city of Jackson. Famous for its ski resorts, it is super-crowded during the entire winter season, but it's also a very friendly and pleasant city. At the center of the city you'll find a monument with elk antlers (Jackson Hole is home to the National Elk Refuge), and all the shops are charmingly built out of wood. It's a very popular meeting point for Harley Davidson enthusiasts, and you'll often see great crowds of bikers here. In the summer there's a cowboy show in the streets, complete with a bank robbery.
George Washington Memorial Park is located in downtown Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This park, in addition to being super clean, is visited by thousands of people every day, who love to take pictures of the moose antler arches in each of its four corners.
The visitor center in question is located in the center of the town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Here this you can find all the essential information for visiting the city, so you can be sure that you don't miss out on any of the attractions. You can find books, posters, gadgets and many interesting facts about the city, the surrounding vegetation, and fauna of the area.