8 wonders of Yellowstone you have to see to believe / By Tony Bar / Boston / Jannifer Bar / New York / TRAVEL EXCLUSIVE NEWS
Yellowstone in Wyoming, USA, is held to be the first national park in the world. Stretching an area of almost 9,000 square kilometers, the park is famous for its wildlife and many geothermal features, such as geysers and hot springs.
Here, we’ve listed some of the amazing wonders you can see at this iconic national park!
Lower Yellowstone Falls
The Lower Falls is the tallest waterfall in Yellowstone, and in terms of height, it’s more than twice the size of Niagara Falls. This dramatic water fall cascades from the 590,000 year old Canyon Rhyolite lava flow.
The most famous geyser in Yellowstone is Old Faithful, and it erupts every 35 to 120 minutes, spitting out a huge amount of water and steam. The eruption is very reliable compared to other geysers, hence the name.
Morning Glory Pool
This funnel-shaped hot spring has a very special appearance because of its bright yellow and deep blue colours, which it owes to a bacteria that inhibits the water.
Mammoth Hot Springs
This large complex of hot springs was created over thousands of years, as hot water from the spring cooled and deposited calcium carbonate. Beautifully set on a hill of travertine terraces, it is an impressive sight.
At an elevation of 2,357 meters above sea level, Yellowstone Lake is the largest, high altitude lake in North America and is a watering hole for local wildlife such as eagles, moose and bears.
West Thumb Geyser Basin
West Thumb Geyser Basin is one of the most picturesque geyser basins in the park because it is on the edge of – and partially submerged by – Yellowstone Lake, which creates a dramatic backdrop.
Firehole Canyon Drive
The Firehole Canyon Drive is a two-mile long, winding and narrow road, which provides a beautiful view of the Firehole River.
Grand Loop Road
This scenic road runs as an eight-shape through the park and is 229 kilometers long, and you can reach all the major attractions through Grand Loop Road. Make sure to stop at the lookouts along the way and enjoy the scenery!