Welcome to Yellowstone National Park! There’s so much to do here, but we’re going to focus on the geographic features and natural history. Let’s take a look at the most iconic features of this park.
Yellowstone national park was established in 1872 by Ulysses S. Grant and is one of the oldest national parks in the United States. It was created to protect both wildlife and geothermal features. It also has a history of human impact on its ecology.
The establishment of Yellowstone as a national park came from efforts by John Wesley Powell and Ferdinand Hayden. They had plans to explore the area, as well as lobbying by sportsmen’s associations. These groups saw their vision for preserving this land and were concerned about the declining numbers of game animals. President Grant signed legislation establishing it on March 1st, 1872 as America’s first national park (a designation later used for other protected areas).
Grand Prismatic Spring
The Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in the United States, measuring 370 feet in diameter. It is the third largest hot spring in the world, this enormous pool of water is not only impressive in size but also its rainbow-like colors. This superheated spring is named for its prism-like appearance caused by colored bacteria thriving within the different temperatures of water surrounding it; some sections appear to be turquoise blue while others are green or orange.
The coloration comes from thermophilic cyanobacteria that thrive here due to high levels of thermal energy provided by nearby geysers and boiling springs like those found at this site—it can reach temperatures as high as 160°F (70°C).
Things To Do
There are lots of different things to do while visiting Yellowstone National Park! From hiking, biking, and camping. If you’re not into hiking or biking there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the park. For example, you can take a dip in one of the mountain streams or go on an off-road adventure with your friends!
- Private Yellowstone Tout
- Upper and Lower Level Loop
- Wildlife and Photo Tour
- Grand Trenton 4-Day Tour
- Kayak Tour
- Like Twilight tout
- Mammoth Hot Springs
- Lake And Fishing Bridge
- Old Faithful
- Tower And North East
- West Thumb And Grant
Although Yellowstone National Park has had its ups and downs, there’s no denying that it is one of the most beautiful places in America. The stunning landscapes will take your breath away and make you want to explore even further than what’s on offer at the park itself. With so many different activities available, everyone can find something fun to do during their stay—whether it be hiking or biking along trails or taking a dip into one of the mountain streams!