Yellowstone National Park was the first U.S. national park, established in 1872. It continues to be one of the most popular places around the world to experience nature, hot springs and mountain ranges. Today, Yellowstone is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its rich cultural history and biodiversity. Here are five reasons to put a trip to Yellowstone on your bucket list.
Wildlife – Bison, Moose, and Wolves
Yellowstone is home to over 67 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, plus fish, amphibians, and reptiles. There’s probably no better place in the U.S. to get great photos of animals. Pay attention to park rules, which tell you to give large mammals a wide berth to avoid injuries.
Geysers and Hot Spots
Old Faithful is probably the most well-known geyser is the park, but with over 485 active geysers in the park, you’re sure to see at least one eruption on your trip. But the geysers aren’t the only thermal features in the park. The hot springs, mudpots and fumaroles also make up the hydrothermal system of Yellowstone.
Experience Nature in Multiple Mediums
Whether you choose to drive through Yellowstone, hike one of the 1,000+ trails, go horseback riding through the canyon, ride a bike, or go out on a boat, you’ll have many opportunities to explore the park. Even better, the park has accessible options so everyone can enjoy the park, regardless of their abilities.
Make Lifelong Memories in Yellowstone
Have a picnic with your family. Take pictures of wildlife. Watch the birds. Hike a trail. Whatever you choose to do at Yellowstone, you’ll take home memories of your experience. The views are spectacular. The smell of the park is clean and crisp. Yellowstone is a magical place that you’ll never forget.
Every Visit Is Different
Yellowstone is larger than the state of Delaware, so it can seem as if the park has no end. It would take a lifetime to explore every nook and cranny of the park. Every season makes the park come alive in different ways. Visit Yellowstone in the spring to see the snow along the banks of the river. During the summer, when the trees and flowers are in full bloom, you experience the lushness of the forest.
Yellowstone National Park may be just the vacation spot to be rejuvenated and refreshed. Give us a call for all of your car rental needs.