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Highlights of Yellowstone National Park

Posted on 06-Jul-2017

Every year, visitors flock to Yellowstone, the world's first national park. And once you've visited, it's easy to see why this place is so well-loved with travellers and locals alike.

Whether its the awe-inspiring scenery, the excitement of seeing the abundant wildlife or hiking along ever-rewarding trails, your visit to Yellowstone National Park is bound to be filled with wonder. Our brand new In-Depth tours offer a deeper insight into some of the most fascinating destinations

To get a taste of what's on offer, we've put together some of our favourite sights, experiences and places to stay...

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Old Faithful

Old Faithful erupting

Yellowstone's most famous geyser, so called due to its regular eruptions, Old Faithful is a must-see sight in the park. Mornings and evenings are the best times to visit to avoid the crowds.

 

Wolves in the wild

Wolf in Yellowstone National Park

With an experienced wolf and wildlife guide, you'll have a much better chance of spotting these enigmatic animals in their natural habitat. On certain Grand American Adventures tours that visit Yellowstone, a day with a dedicated wolf tracking guide is included.

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Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs

This bubbling and steaming geothermal area is made up of hot springs that create a striking landscape. With average temperatures of 93°C, we'd probably advise you leave your swimming costume at home - unless your guide can let you in on Yellowstone's 'secret' bathing spots...

 

Yellowstone in the snow

Yellowstone National Park in the snow

During the winter in Yellowstone, many areas are closed to public vehicles and only accessible by snow coach. A private snow coach tours take you on your very own guided tour - stopping at points of interest to let you make your own fresh tracks in the snow.

Yellowstone Winter Wildlife

 

Old Faithful Snow Lodge

Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park

This wonderfully rustic lodge is located just minutes from Old Faithful Geyser, and has recieved accolades including the Cody Award for Western Design and Travel and Leisure’s 'Inn of the Month'.  

 

Grand Prismatic Spring

Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park

The strikingly colourful Grand Prismatic Spring is emblematic of Yellowstone National Park. The largest thermal hot spring in the United States, the vibrant colours are formed by the heat-loving bacteria that reside in the mineral-rich spring waters.

 

Lamar Valley

Bison in the Lamar Valley at Yellowstone National Park

Lamar Valley, often referred to as 'America's Serengeti', is one of the best places in the park to spot wildlife. Wolves, elk, bison and Bighorn Sheep all reside here, so make sure to take your camera! 

 

Yellowstone Under Canvas

Camping at Yellowstone National Park

Wake up to the sights, sounds and smells of nature every morning while enjoying the luxury 'glamping' experience in your safari tent or tipi. It's the perfect combination of outdoor living and home comfort.

Stay on our Yellowstone & Grand Teton In-Depth tour

  

Mystic Falls

Mystic Falls in Yellowstone

A 70ft fall that cascades across rocks along the Little Firehole River, the surrounding area offers top notch hiking trails and stunning scenery.

 

'Bison jams'

Bison on the road in Yellowstone National Park

Usually being stuck in traffic jams aren't an experience you'd wish for - but when the road's being blocked by a herd of bison, suddenly it's not so bad...

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Our brand new Grand American Adventures In-Depth tours are all about spending more time getting to know the places you visit, with specialist local wildlife and geology guides on hand, as well as our ever-knowledgeable tour leaders. Staying in comfort with more inclusions, these tours offer a real in-depth exploration.

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Topics: National Parks