Yellowstone National Park (United States)

Yellowstone National Park Travel Guide and Trip Resources

U.S. Geological Survey

Half of the geysers in the world

Yellowstone is the oldest National Park in the United States
Largest geyser field in the world; home to half of them
Wildlife spotting, camping, rafting and fishing

If you are heading to Wyoming, chances are your final destination is going to be Yellowstone National Park. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site sat on top of a supervolcano, famous for its geysers, hot springs and waterfalls. Yellowstone attracts over 3 million visitors each year.

Yellowstone is the largest geyser field in the world (half of the world's geysers are found here, so move over, Iceland), and you will find them in the park in all shapes and sizes in the Geyser Basin area. Perhaps more importantly still, you will also find them in all colors of the rainbow. The azure pool and bright yellow-reddish colorful rings around it of the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring near the regularly erupting Old Faithful geyser are iconic. While that will be the thing on most people's mind when coming here, in the same area you will find many, many more.

Besides treading carefully on boardwalks around geysers, visitors can expect (hope) to get up close with grizzly bears, buffalo, coyote and bison and explore an extremely varied scenery that includes the Yellowstone Lake and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Camping, rafting and fishing are popular activities here. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Yellowstone National Park is a region in United States. It is situated at an altitude of 7907ft and the best airport to fly into is WYS (Yellowstone, West Yellowstone)
  • The main spoken language here is English, and the average English skill is high
  • The currency used in United States is the US dollar (USD)

Yellowstone National Park Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

30 34 41 48 59 68 79 79 68 54 37 28

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

0.7 0.6 0.9 1.3 2 2 1.5 1.1 1.1 1.3 1 0.8

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