The Yellowstone Super Volcano is a geyser that is so much fun to watch! It is one of the worlds largest and most active volcanoes. Different because the top is flat and not a mountain. I hope that you look to Yellowstone National Park for your next vacation.
The oldest park in the US National Park system is Yellowstone. It was established in 1872 and covers almost 3,500 square miles. Yellowstone has a lot of deep forests and an active volcanoes with geysers.
I don't find it surprising at all that three million people a year visit Yellowstone. Many of us love looking for the herds of buffalo that are roaming the area. And we all get thrill when we get to see a grizzly bear or two.
The streams are beaming with trout. Then, there are the famous Yellowstone geysers, over 300 in all!
The most famous of all - Old Faithful - fully deserves its name. Old Faithful is the the Yellowstone Super Volcano. Erupting in a two-story stream of hot water every half hour to two hours, you couldn't set your watch by it. But you never have to wait too long to see one of nature's wonders, either. It lasts anywhere from a minute to five minutes, so you won't miss it if you glance away.
a fifty mile section of road you can visit the famed Mammoth Hot
Springs, equally deserving of its name. The Terraces are among nature's
greatest gifts to park visitors. You can also enjoy the Biscuit Basin,
Fire Hole Lake Drive and a dozen other outstanding sights. Stop at the
Madison Museum in Madison Junction and learn all about the area.
There are at least 45 waterfalls in the park. But Upper & Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon and Crystal Falls are the most prominent and most viewed. There are easily accessible lookout rims to view these waterfalls.
The Morning Glory Pool is a natural hot spring that is alive and full of energy. The bright blue bacteria in the water gives it the beautiful colors. The water in this hot spring averages 171.6 degrees. It can reach temperatures of 200 degrees though. I find it interesting that the hotter it gets, the deeper color of blue it gets. And the opposite also holds true..the cooler temperatures turn the water toward the colors on the yellow and orange spectrum. This natural pool is 23 feet deep.
Some people throw change into this pool...but I don't recommend for you do this! After all, it is a geyser. And in 1950 it blew and guess what came up? $86.27 in change!!! An here you thought the Yellowstone super volcano was the only great attraction here!
In the winter it is possible to actually ski among the geysers. The next time I come, I am going to ride in the snow coach
to the Old Faithful Snow Lodge. I hear that the geysers spout
off below you, as indifferent to you as are the nearby buffalo.
In the summer you can switch to horseback riding. As you clomp along you will see some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. The elk may not be impressed by the view, but you will be! Nothing will block your view of the Absaroka to the east or the Wind River Range to your south, either.
I think that you should go over to the Lookout Point or
Inspiration Point and take a look at the river below. Above it, gliding
near the orange canyon
walls you can see ospreys on the wing looking for food. At a different angle you can easily make out the white caps of the Yellowstone River, dropping over 300 feet into the canyon.
You can visit Yellowstone Lake, but don't expect to visit all of it. Why? Because it has over 100 miles of shoreline! The area is flush with dozens of native species, including some that seem to be permanent fixtures, like the fishermen here. Permits required. But you might also spot one of the 600 grizzlies, a bison, or the occasional wolf.
Nearly all the over 2.2 million acres lies in Wyoming with small parts in both Montana and Idaho. The park is larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined. Of all the United States National Parks this is the one that is home to the Yellowstone Super Volcano!
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