I’ve traveled to a lot of places across America, but none as stunning and awe-inspiring as Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone National Park is an amazing wilderness recreation area that encompasses about 3,500 square miles. It’s mostly in Wyoming, but there are parts that extend into Montana and Idaho. Yellowstone is known for its geysers and hot springs, but it also features rivers, forests, canyons, and wildlife that provide a diverse landscape for any outdoor enthusiast.
Walking through Yellowstone National Park, I feel as if I’m experiencing the Earth’s evolution first-hand. Along the trails I see pools of boiling, bubbling water, carving out fascinating shapes in the crust of the land.
I see hot mud spewing into the air and landing in piles that will surely become a mountain for hikers to enjoy in thousands of years. I read about the bacteria and other thermophiles (heat loving microorganisms) that form ribbons of color alongside the hot springs, and I see new life forming.
Yellowstone is an unforgettable National Park that will amaze all ages. Your kids might think visiting a National Park is boring, but a visit to Yellowstone is something they will never forget.
If you’re ready to plan your trip, check out my Yellowstone itinerary and my guide to West Yellowstone lodging.