Yellowstone National Park, the world’s very first national park, is a place away from the clutter, noise and pollution of the cities; a place to discover nature.
Yellowstone Park vacations provide tourists with opportunities to view wildlife where they belong, in the wild. In fact, you will find more mammals in Yellowstone National Park than can be found in any other US state including black bears, grizzlies, elk, moose, wolves and bison. Yellowstone is also home to pelicans and trumpeter swans!
Things to Do In Yellowstone Park
Tourists also book Yellowstone Park vacations to come marvel at the world’s largest concentration of active geysers, including Old Faithful geyser. In all, Yellowstone Park has over 300 active geysers and over 10,000 geothermal activities including steaming geysers, hot springs, fumaroles and mud pots.
Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone National Park is considered America’s favorite and most famous park for a good reason. Most Yellowstone Park vacations include visits to;
- Upper Geyser Basin – with the largest concentration of hot springs in the world it is also home to Old Faithful geyser
- Midway Geyser Basin – some of the world’s largest hot springs can be found here
- Lower Geyser Basin – includes the liquid mud pools of Fountain Paint Pots plus geysers, hot springs and steam vent fumaroles
- Mammoth Hot Springs – features a terraced waterfall-looking limestone landscape
- Norris Geyser Basin – home of Yellowstone Park’s hottest geysers
- Mud Volcano – a series of mud pots located near the center of the Yellowstone Caldera
- Super Volcano – it’s true, Yellowstone caldera is one of the world’s largest and most active super volcanoes
The last major eruption of the super volcano in Yellowstone occurred some 60,000 years ago which created what we now know as Yellowstone caldera…the great geyser basin.
Yellowstone Park vacations are very popular and many tourists eventually return for subsequent visits since there is no shortage of exciting things to see and do in Yellowstone. While primarily located in Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park is also shared by Idaho and Montana.
With an impressive area of almost 3500 square miles (just under 900,000 hectares) Yellowstone National Park opened to the public in 1872. The number of people taking Yellowstone Park vacations at that time was about 1000 annually. Today, Yellowstone Park receives over three million visitors a year.
Yellowstone Park Activities
Tourists enjoying Yellowstone Park vacations can explore a host of activities within the park. River rafting has enjoyed immense popularity in recent years. Several rafting companies offer white water tours through Yellowstone Park. Hiking is another favorite vacation activity in Yellowstone. Tourists can enjoy over 1100 miles of hiking trails, 98 percent of which are natural back country hiking trails. Horseback riding is another exemplary activity that can be enjoyed in Yellowstone. Tourists can also enjoy camping, biking, wildlife watching and guided bus tours.
Yellowstone Park Vacations by Caravan
Caravan Tours offers all inclusive Yellowstone Park vacations. These are fully escorted 8-day package tours affordably priced at just $1,195.
Caravan’s Yellowstone Park Vacations are all inclusive and also include visits to the Grand Tetons, Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument. Visit Caravan’s Yellowstone Park Vacations Review page to read what others have said about Caravan’s all inclusive Yellowstone Park tour.