Widely regarded as the world’s first national park, and certainly its most famous, The USA’s Yellowstone National Park encompasses nearly 3500 miles of stunning and varied scenery. Established in 1872, it’s mainly situated in the state of Wyoming, spreading over the borders into Montana and Idaho. The park is teeming with wildlife and is home to packs of wolves and grizzly bears. Hiking and camping are great activities for getting in touch with nature and the great outdoors.
The landscape varies from rugged mountains, through sweeping pine forests to the world renowned hot springs and geysers. These are one of the premiere attractions and draw crowds of tourists every year. The most famous geyser is Old Faithful, so named for the regularity of its eruptions. The source of these geological marvels is the Yellowstone caldera, a vast underground magma chamber that heats the rocks below the park and forces hot water and gases up through the ground.
Being such a long established and popular park, Yellowstone has an excellent infrastructure, with a high quality road network to provide access to the most popular sites. The park is a must for those seeking a glimpse of America’s rich natural history.