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Vacation at Yellowstone National Park: See Geysers, Canyons, Hot Springs and More

Vacation at Yellowstone National Park: See Geysers, Canyons, Hot Springs and More

Every year, about 3 million people visit Yellowstone National Park which is located mostly in Wyoming but also spills over into Idaho and Montana. However, there are so many things to do in the park, which has an abundance of geysers, mountains, waterfalls and canyons, that there’s room enough for everyone. U.S. News and World Report ranks the park the #1 tourist destination in the U.S., ahead of New York City which comes in at #2. Here are a few things to do at Yellowstone:

Old Faithful Geyser: Although Old Faithful isn’t the tallest geyser in the world, it’s still quite impressive, at 130 feet and erupts every hour and a half. Eruption schedules can be found at the tourist office, and there are a few ways to observe the geyser. You can either join the tourists at the perimeter or hike out to Observation Point where you’ll get a better view.

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: This canyon is 20 miles long, half a mile wide and 1000 feet deep; at the bottom runs the Yellowstone river. You’ll see the trademark yellow color of Yellowstone National Park in the canyon and there are a number of hiking trails as well as spots from where the vista is particularly beautiful, such as Artist’s Point.

Mammoth Hot Springs: Hot water bubbling up from the ground has resulted in deposits of calcium carbonate on the terrain, creating a series of terraces. Be careful to avoid the water which can cause burns.

Yellowstone Lake: This is a great place to go hiking and observe the variety of wildlife which includes bison, bald eagles, moose and bears. In the winter, the animals migrate to the lake’s southern shores where there is geothermic activity beneath the surface. The rest of the lake is frozen from December through June.

Grand Prismatic Spring: Most clear springs tend to be lovely, but the Grand Prismatic Spring is unique in that it’s multicolored because of the bacteria that grow within it, feeding off the rich minerals resulting from geothermic activity. The center of the spring is usually just blue because it’s too warm to support the bacteria but the edges are red, yellow and orange, reminiscent of a rainbow.

Now that spring is here, it’s the perfect time to go on an outdoors vacation and Yellowstone National Park is filled with a number of attractions, making it the perfect spring destination. Contact us to keep your finances in great shape so that you can enjoy the lifestyle you deserve.

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