Yellowstone with its volcanic formations, extreme beauty, and exceptional colors turns your visit into an unforgettable experience. The park is so big that each corner has its particularity, but there is a common elemnt to every area: the earth’s crust is so thin that hot springs of different compositions appear everywhere, giving rise to the different shades of the wells and the areas that are irritating.
Yellowstone is a natural part of the United States declared a World Heritage Site in 1978, which extends into a vast natural region. Famous for its geothermal wealth, it is also the center of one of the largest ecosystems in the temperate zone of the world. It has the largest diversity of mammals on the continent located at Mount Washburn and Dunraven Pass, the highest point of Yellowstone. The center of the park is Yellowstone Lake, fed by the river of the same name, which has been inhabited for at least 12,000 years.
Located in the northeastern area of Yellowstone, these waterfalls are really striking because of the combination of the yellow of the walls polished by the river and the green of the forests on the upper part.
The canyon of the Yellowstone River is spectacular, it is about 1,000 meters deep and goes down in levels where two huge waterfalls (Lower and Upper) fall. The best views are at the Inspiration Point. Both cataracts are perfectly accesible from parking areas, you only have to walk a few meters.
Grand prismatic spring
A spectacular thermal spring with a diameter of 90 meters by 50 meters. Their vividly wonderful colors are the result of pigmented bacteria that grow around the edges of waters rich in minerals. These bacteria produce a range of colors that go from red to green, through a range of turquoises to orange chromatics.
Grand Geyser is one of the most impressive geysers in Yellowstone Park. It is located in the Alto basin, where, a few hundred meters away, there are more than 75 active geysers, one of the most spectacular in the world, in addition to hundreds of hot springs of beautiful shadows and transparencies. Thanks to a path of elevated footbridges, you can visit the entire basin, hoping to witness some spectacular eruptions, such as the Grand Geyser, which erupts every 10 hours and continues for about 10 minutes, reaching a height of more than 60 meters. Another highly spectacular geyser is the Castle, with long eruptions that last on average 20 minutes every 13 hours.
The Canyon Village Area
The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is roughly 20 miles long, measured from the Upper Falls to the Tower Fall area. The canyon was formed by erosion as Yellowstone River flowed over progressively softer, less resistant rock. The Upper Falls is an upstream of the Lower Falls and is 109 ft. high. It can be seen from the Brink of the Upper Falls Trail and from Uncle Tom’s Trail. The Lower Falls is often described as being more than twice the size of Niagara, although this only refers to its height and not the volume of water flowing over it.
Midway Geyser Basin
It is located inside the volcanic caldera itself, that is why the park is covered with multiple sources of thermal water and geysers that are the vents of the super volcano. About 10,000 in total with a great attraction, in which minerals and bacteria are deposited, which give beautiful colors, creating backgrounds of emerald and turquoise colors, with reddish edges towards their whitish ends.
Lower Geyser Basin
It is the source of pot painting, a huge pool of bubbling mud that seems to resemble a large pot for eternal boiling. A circular path on wooden walkways, 0.6 miles long, extends along the transparent Silex Primavera, with beautiful views of the moon, where it goes between dense fumaroles that transform the area into a Dantesque landscape. The Great Geyser of the source is one of the most powerful geysers in the area, with eruptions that can reach 150 feet in height that produce steam and water 8-12 hours and continue for 45-60 minutes.
The Hayden Valley is one of the places where wildlife is most abundant. This green valley is completely crossed by the Yellowstone River, which forms large meadows that attract herds of bison, deer, and elk. There is a beautiful viewpoint halfway between Canyon and Lake Village, where the river forms a large loop surrounded by extensive meadows and pine forests, with high mountains as a backdrop.
Mammoth hot springs
The landscape formed by the springs of hot springs responsible for lime deposits with different colors is of extraordinary beauty. In the middle of the terraces, some trees that have been trapped, unable to stay alive, complete a panorama that both surprises and captivates.
Undoubtedly, Yellowstone Park is a unique tourist attraction with its thermal lakes, strange, supernatural and very exotic landscapes. It’s worth going!
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