Yellowstone, located in the northwest corner of Wyoming and spilling into Idaho and Montana, stands out among the country’s national parks due to its high level of geothermal activity. This is one of the most amazing national parks in the world, because of its geothermal features, pristine landscape and varied wild fauna.
Although you may have heard only of the legendary “Old Faithful” geyser, there is much, much more within Yellowstone National Park’s boundaries. Some 500 smaller geysers and thousands of hot springs, many of which are incredibly accessible, coupled with diverse wildlife and thousands of square miles of vast wilderness, make this park a must-see.
Surrounded by mountain towns immediately to the north, east, and west, and bordered by Grand Teton National Park to the south, there is plenty to do not only within, but also around the park.
A visit to Yellowstone is always better if you get out the hiking boots and get off the beaten path. With more than 900 miles of trails throughout the park, there are hikes of varying length and difficulty to choose from. You should consider a six-mile hike to the summit of Mount Washburn via the Dunraven Pass, or the 21-mile Bliss Pass to fully enjoy the backcountry of this magnificent park.