Yellowstone National Park – First National Park in the World
Amid constantly rising technology, urbanism and the like, the world is still fortunate as there are many natural wonders and wildlife sanctuaries preserved in various parks worldwide, such as the Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone is America’s first-ever national park and the oldest in the world. Established in 1872 by United States President Ulyses Grant, it signaled the idea of nature preservation worldwide. The park is located in the state of Wyoming.
Yellowstone National Park Wildlife
Yellowstone National Park is natural wonderland, which gives shelter to many wild animals like grizzly bears, coyote, wolverines and herds of bison and elk. It is also home to the world’s largest super volcano, more than 300 geysers and over 10,000 hot springs, mudpots and fumaroles, qualifications that nominated it as one of the seven wonders of North America and named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The 2.2 million-acre park offers rich geological, geothermal, historic and cultural attractions to explore. Yellowstone’s grand vistas, huge mountains, deep canyons, roaring rivers, expansive lush meadows, high plains and abundant wildlife are significant subject matters for new discoveries in various fields of study particularly scientific explorations.
More than this, the natural beauty of the place and its pleasant atmosphere brings certain feelings of comfort for the weary souls and excitement for the adventure-seekers.
Attractions & Activities
Hike down the 1,100 miles of hiking trails in the park, bike along park roads that changes elevation 5000 to 8,000 feet, go horseback riding at the Canyon, Mammoth or Tower Roosevelt, bring your boat and row around Bridge Bay Marina, fish at Yellowstone’s Lake and park streams, or have an overnight stay in one of Yellowstone’s 12 campgrounds, with campsite fees ranging $12 to $35 per night.
The famous Old Faithful Geyser should not be missed. The naturally-occurring geyser is a magnificent sight that no one can ever forget. Old Faithful is among the six major geysers that blow out water in specific time. Others are Castle, Grand, Daisy, Riverside and Great Fountain. Yellowstone National Park is home to a great number of geysers and hot springs than anywhere else on Earth.
While in Yellowstone National Park, visitors should observe regulations as to interaction with park wildlife since they can attack at your least expectation. Stay at least 100 feet from bears and wolves and no less than 25 feet from other animals and birds.