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Yellowstone National Park

Listed under National Parks in Mountain States, United States.

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Home to grizzly bears, buffalos, bisons, elks and wolves, Yellowstone spreads its grasslands, forests and dramatic volcanic lakes and mountains across Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Apart from the wildlife, Yellowstone’s star attractions are ‘Old Faithful,’ the geyser that seldom disappoints, and the colourful Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, but there are plenty of other scenes to admire, a selection of less famous geysers and canyons, the volcanic caldera lakes and the hot springs for starters. Hike, fish and camp amongst the wilds and the wildlife.

Yellowstone Information from the U.S. National Parks Service.

Written by  Amber Due.

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“Yellowstone's chimeric end of the road”

An ad infinitum judgment of isolation is pinned to the town by the immutable saw-toothed ridges of the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountain ranges. As I step outside the truck to see the town from the proper height, the eclipse from a large tree envelops me i… Read more...

Written by  Tammie Dooley. Read more on Tammie's blog, Solo Road Trip

“Yellowstone National Park”

'The vast natural forest of Yellowstone National Park covers nearly 9,000 km2; 96% of the park lies in Wyoming, 3% in Montana and 1% in Idaho. Yellowstone contains half of all the world's known geothermal features, with more than 10,000 examples. It als… Read more...

Written by press. UNESCO

“Wyoming: In pursuit of heroes”

By Cameron Wilson for The Independent. First published Saturday, 11th October 2008. ...From quick draw to Wyoming's main draw: Yellowstone, the world's oldest national park. It lies 53 miles west of Cody. Into this corner of northwest Wyoming are cramm… Read more...

Written by press. See the full article in The Observer, 11th October 2008

“Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks: beauty and the bears”

By: Helena de Bertodano for The Telegraph First Published: 20th March 2009 The warning at the entrance was stark: "Bears enter this campground." We were at a remote area on the eastern side of Glacier National Park in Montana, looking for a c… Read more...

Written by press. Continue reading on telegraph.co.uk

“Best for wildlife: Yellowstone Park, Montana/Wyoming in summer”

By Andy Pietrasik & Joanna Walters for guardian.co.uk First Published 15th July 2009 The expert: Mark Wexler, National Wildlife MagazineThe first national park in the US may seem over-exposed, but when you've been haunted by the howl of the wolf pa… Read more...

Written by press. Continue reading on guardian.co.uk

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Yellowstone National Park

This is America's first national park and was established in 1872. Here you can see everything a landscape has to offer including geysers (Old Faithful), hot springs and canyons. There are over 300 geyseys in the park and 10,000 hydrothermal features. There are also many different wild life here such as bison, grizzly bears and wolves.

There are also a variety of activites to do such as hiking, skiing, camping and fishing. There is something to do in the park for every season but some activities are subject to closures during winter etc. There are activities here for every member of the family.

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