Yellowstone National Park (Photo Essay)

Welcome to the Yellowstone National Park Photo Essay.

 

Yellowstone National Park is 96% in Wyoming and is home to some of north america’s most beautiful scenery! The majority of the world’s geysers are preserved here and grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk are a few of the animals who have made it their home.

Old Faithful, hot springs, geysers, biking, hiking, boating, fishing, horseback riding, wildlife spotting & camping are just a few of the things that you can do in Yellowstone!

There are almost 1,000 miles of hiking trails in Yellowstone, spanning 3,472 square miles (8,987 square kilometers).

There are 5 park entrances, 92 trailheads, 12 campgrounds and 301 backcountry campsites. Yellowstone is not undiscovered! … In 2014, the park visitation topped the 3 million mark for the 8th consecutive year.

You can drive in Yellowstone 24hrs a day year-round. The North and Northeast entrances are always open, while the other 3 have seasonal closures.

Winter: steaming geysers, cross country skiing & snow mobiles
Spring: Quietest time of the year, spring skiing
Summer: wildlife viewing (early and late in the day), lots of people visit in summer!
Fall: Fly fishing, Elk and unpredictable weather

Yellowstone actually touches the Grand Teton National Park, so there are options to combine the 2 passes. You can also buy an Annual Pass to EVERY National Park in the U.S. for $80. The following prices are 7-Day passes with “both” referring to Yellowstone & Grand Teton access):

Private, non-commercial – ($30 Yellowstone / $50 both)
Motorcycle – ($25 Yellowstone / $40 both)
Individual, bike/foot/ski – ($15 Yellowstone / $20/person)
Non-commercial bus – ($15 Yellowstone / $20/person)

First-come First-Served:

Indian Creek – End of May – Early Sept. (75 sites)
Lewis Lake – Mid Jun – Early Nov (85 sites)
Mammoth – Open Year Round (85 sites)
Norris – Mid May -Late Sep (100+ sites)
Pebble Creek – Mid Jun – Late Sept. (27 sites)
Slough Creek – Mid Jun – Late Oct (23 sites)
Tower Fall – Late May – Late Sept. (31 sites)

Reservation:

Bridge Bay – Late May – Early Sept. (432 sites
Canyon Village – Late May – Early Sept. (273 sites)
Fishing Bridge (RV) – Mid May – Late Sept (325+ sites)
Grant Village – Mid Jun – Mid Sept. (430 sites)
Madison – Early May – Mid Oct. (278 sites)

* There are tons of Campgrounds that are cheaper and easier to reserve outside of every Yellowstone Entrance. Yellowstone also had lodging options. CAMPGROUNDS FILL UP AS EARLY AS 6am! Get there early!

For More Info visit:  http://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm

And now … Allow Yellowstone to WOW You!

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