Yellowstone national Park (Yellowstone National Park) — one of the most visited in America, is located in the North of the country, on the territory of three States — Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. The Park is famous for its numerous geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, rich wildlife and picturesque landscapes. This international biosphere reserve, a UNESCO world Heritage site, became the world’s first national Park (1 March 1872).
From North to South the length of the Yellowstone Park is 102 km from East to West — 87. The length of asphalt road (“Big Loop”) that passes through the main attractions of the Park, about ~230 km.
From June to early September daily maximum temperatures range between +20…25 °C, at night high in the mountains can drop below zero. Winters are cold, with average temperatures below -5 °C. Snow can fall at any time of the year.
The Park is open all year round, however the access to certain areas may be restricted, before the trip is better to check the weather forecast on the official website. The best time to visit the Park is from may to September. In the second half of the summer and autumn of frequent fires. Hotels Yellowstone
The Park has nine hotels (more than two thousand rooms), shops, gas stations and many campgrounds. In the summer the place should be booked much in advance. Many tourists also stop in nearby towns outside the Park.
Entertainments, excursions and sights of Yellowstone
In Yellowstone there are 9 information centres and museums. The main attraction of the Park is three thousand geysers. The most popular of which is the world’s largest geyser “Steamer” (Steamboat Geyser) and “an Old campaigner” (Old Faithful Geyser). The latter is known for his predictability: he throws a jet of hot water to a height of over forty metres with an interval of 45 to 125 minutes (usually every 1.5 hours). So on the lookout always indicate the exact time of the eruption.
From 290 waterfalls (4.5 meters), the highest and most spectacular Lower Falls on the Yellowstone river, with a height of 94 meters. Lake Yellowstone, one of the largest Alpine lakes in North America, is located in the center of the Yellowstone Caldera. Caldera is the largest dormant volcano, which has erupted with tremendous force several times in the past two million years. It is not surprising that most of the Park is covered with solidified lava. It is also one of the five existing geyser fields in the world.