Yellowstone is full of Natural Wonders that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Yellowstone’s geothermal formations create a unique and dramatic landscape for many wildlife. Not only do wildlife strive here, but microbial life does as well. This is a highlight of some of what Yellowstone National Park has to offer:
1.) Mammoth Hot Spring: Make sure to check out the Upper Terrace of the Mammoth Hot Springs area. The Orange Mound Geyser is located in this loop. It definitely worth a stop! The Mammoth Hot Spring consists of the upper and lower terrace. Do not skip making your way to the upper terrace. You’ll get an incredible view of valley below.
2.) Hayden Valley: For wildlife viewing, we suggest making your way to Hayden Valley. This amazing valley is short drive from Mammoth Hot Springs. Pull over in one of the many pullouts and watch entire herds of bison roam through. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars.
3.) Waterfalls. Tower falls require a short walk to get to. Although the pinnacles around the falls gives this falls a unique look. I wouldn’t spend more than 15 minutes here. Instead spend majority of your time hiking and exploring the area in the Lower Falls.
4.) Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Make sure to stop at each lookout point. Each giving you an incredible view of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Make your way to the Red Rock trail to get to the bottom of Lower Falls.
5.) Uncle Tom’s Trail. With only 328 step, this is by far the best view of the Lower Falls. Be very cautious climbing up and down these steps. The metal stairs can be a bit intimidating since you can see all the way down to the bottom of the canyon. Not for the faint of heart.
6.) Norris Geyser Basin: Among all the basins we’ve visited in Yellowstone, Norris Geyser Basin is by far the most impressive. The colors are vivid with bright blue pools, and vibrant red and green microbes living in the geothermal areas of the basin. This is a must see on our list.
7.) Old Faithful. This is the infamous Old Faithful Yellowstone is known for. Make sure to check the times on when this amazing natural wonder will erupt. You can go inside the lodges to check the predicted time and schedule.
8.) Even More hot Springs: Including the Morning Glory Pool, which is at the end of the loop trail from Old Faithful, there is the infamous Prismatic Hot Spring. You can see that both pools are vibrant in color and are worth the short hike to get to.
9.) Fountain Paint Pots: boiling mud and clay? That’s something different. We found that this was definitely worth a short walk around the nature walk.
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