Yellowstone is one of the most unique National Parks in the United States - and one of the most popular among visitors as well. This gigantic park spans three different states: Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. The easiest way to get to the park is via a 5-hour drive from Salt Lake City, Utah. This is the second time I visited Yellowstone and I have grown to really appreciate the beauty of the park much more than the first time around.
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A Park with Many Faces
From lush alpine forests to steep canyons, Yellowstone features feels like many different parks in one. The park itself is quite large with the main road forming a giant figure 8. You’d most likely need at least two days to visit all the main attractions of the park.
The most unique feature of Yellowstone is the many hot springs scattering throughout the park. The smell of sulfur is a giveaway that there are hot springs near by.
Wildlife watching is a popular activity among visitors of the park. The expansive Lamar Valley and Hayden Valley are great locations for spotting wildlife like bisons and deer. You might even able to spot wolves and bears if you are lucky.
I found Yellowstone to be one of the most accessible national parks that I have ever been too. Trails are well-maintained and food is readily available at many visitors centers and lodges scattering around the park. Don’t forget to carry a bear spray if you are planning to go off into the back country.
This visit to Yellowstone was a perfect ending to the summer. It is one of my top 3 favorite National Park. Next, I’ll be sharing some photos from Grand Teton National Park, which is just south from Yellowstone.