The Yellowstone National Park is the first national park in the world. Yellowstone is actually a volcano that gives off pretty hot springs, geysers, and mud pots. There are large mountains, lakes, and forests to explore full of wildlife.
A grand loop road winds through the whole park for those who just want to take in the views from the comfort of their own vehicle, while a plethora of trails await the eager hikers.
Norris Geyser Basin
The Norris Geyser Basin is made up of the Porcelain Basin and the Back Basin. They can both be reached by two loops that connect with each other. The world’s tallest geyser is here, which is the Steamboat Geyser, though it probably is not erupting. The Vixen Geyser has interesting, sporadic eruptions that are sure to entertain you, and the Porkchop Geyser is also in the area.
Mammoth Hot Springs
The Mammoth Hot Springs is one of the highlights of Yellowstone. Visitors walk about an hour over boardwalks going through dreamlike landscapes with plateaus, drop-offs, and pools. The most beautiful sights are at the Palette Springs and the Canary Springs.
There are many other points of interest here, including the Liberty Cap, the Opal Spring, the New Blue Spring, and more. The activity at these is always changing, so be sure to check on the state of them at the main center of the park.
Old Faithful is one of the most portrayed spots when it comes to Yellowstone. With fairly consistent activity, crowds are drawn to it.
The geyser spouts around 8,000 gallons of water to a height of 180 feet into the air. For 75 years now, this geyser has erupted about every 90 minutes.