The concept of having national parks around the world first developed with the establishment of the Yellowstone National Park in the Wyoming state of the USA in 1872. , although it also extends into Montana and Idaho.
The Yellowstone National Park abounds in nature and natural beauty and one is amazed and dazed to find so much gifts of the nature at one place. The park is specially famous for its huge water falls, extremely diverse wildlife, flora and many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular features in the park. It may be added here that half of the world's geothermal features are in Yellowstone, fueled by this ongoing volcanism.
The park is spread over a vast land mass of 3,468.4 square miles (8,983 km2), and has inumerous lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges. Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America and is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano on the continent.
Grizzly Bears, wolves, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk live in the park.
One is really amazed and awe stricken to find beautiful hues of sand, which are specific to the Yellowstone park.
Yellowstone has numerous recreational opportunities, including hiking, camping, boating, fishing and sightseeing. Paved roads provide close access to the major geothermal areas as well as some of the lakes and waterfalls.
Water falls of numerous sizes and heights are in found in abundance. The roaring water falls from these falls with enormous speed and in unimaginable quantities.
Don't forget to follow a grizzly bear - lest it follows you:)
Watch the video below to take a tour of the Yellowstone National Park:
Thousands of tourists throng the Yellowstone National Park and enjoy the virgin natural beauty form very close quarters, unhindered by the pollution we come across in major cities. If you happen to be visiting USA, do ask a friend to plan a trip for you for the Yellowstone national Park - its memories will make you nostalgic for the rest of your life.
Tags: Travel. Places, USA, Yellowstone National Park, Geothermal Features, Camping, Hiking, Hunting, Fishing, Site Seeing, Tourism
Photos source: Funzug