Yellowstone National Park Vacation Travel Guide

Yellowstone National Park stretches across the secluded north-west corner of Wyoming, reaching into Idaho and Montana. 

Founded in 1872, Yellowstone was the world’s first national park and now hosts over 4 million adventurers each year. A 12-hour drive from Seattle or a five-hour drive from Salt Lake City, there’s no doubt that it’s a trek to get here, but the moment you step foot in this vast park, you’ll know it was worth every mile.  

With endless green prairies, spectacular mountain ranges,and abundant wildlife, Yellowstone is the very best of North American wilderness,wrapped up into a 2-million-acre gift for nature lovers. Yellowstone is proudly managed by the National Park Service and its highlights are easily accessible by the loop road which can be reached from each of the park’s five entrances. So, buckle up and get ready to explore a land untouched by humanity.  

Yellowstone is a geothermal extravaganza that sits atop a slumbering super volcano, which is said to have violently erupted over 60,000 years ago. Geologists have long debated the caldera’s origins, and theories abound as to when the next big eruption is due.  

But don’t let the merchants of doom put you off, seismic activity is closely monitored to ensure the safety of park visitors. One of the best places to witness the geothermal activity bubbling beneath Yellowstone is at Grand Prismatic Spring, just under 25 miles from the park’s west entrance.  

Admire the vivid pool from afar, but don’t get any ideas about plunging in, These steaming waters can reach temperatures near boiling. Just to the south is Old Faithful, one of the most visited geysers in the world.  

Aptly named, Old Faithful punctually spews boiling water and steam into the sky every 60 to 90 minutes. The explorers of yesteryear once used Old Faithful as their laundry, placing garments at the vent, which were blasted into the sky and thoroughly washed by the boiling water. This landscape is not only an impressive display of geothermal activity; it is also laced with lush forests, rivers, and lakes.  

Yellowstone Lake is the tranquil heart of the park, and outdoor enthusiasts congregate here for all sorts of recreational activities. Cast a line in the icy, high altitude waters, …. venture out in a kayak, .… or explore the lapping shores on foot The park is not only rich with legends and precious views; it is also teeming with wildlife.  

Yellowstone has long been a refuge for America’s native animals, and the park’s greatest success story is the restoration of the mighty bison. Today, Yellowstone is home to the planet’s largest remaining wild herd. In Hayden Valley, a close encounter with this sturdy beast is almost Guaranteed. So, remember to keep your eyes on the road!  

One of the most dramatic sights in the park is the Yellowstone River. Fed by Yellowstone Lake, the river winds its way north before plummeting 300 feet off Lower Falls and into the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Leave your car and embark on the short hike to Artist Point, one of the best places to sit and marvel at the immensity of this natural wonder. 

 Natural beauty can lift the spirit like nothing else, and there are countless places in Yellowstone which seem to be designed for travelers to simply sit back and admire. Unfold a picnic chair at Pebble 

 Creek and let the sound of its rushing waters clear your mind and soothe your soul. Still in the park’s north, dense trees open out into rolling prairies in Lamar Valley. Its lush fields are watered by babbling brooks and framed by a backdrop of snowcapped peaks. 

 Bring your binoculars to catch a closer glimpse of more wild bison, along with Yellowstone’s other native animals. When evening sets in, set up your tent at one of the many campsites or head out of the park’s north entrance to Gardiner. 

 This gateway town is the perfect haven for weary travelers. Warm yourself with a hearty meal at one of the many saloons before continuing your epic Yellowstone adventure. In Yellowstone, a step in any direction is like a journey to another continent, And sometimes… another planet. 

 Just south of Gardiner is Mammoth Hot Springs. The springs carry minerals which solidify into ever-changing limestone terraces. The ethereal formations are breathtaking reminder that even in the natural world, change is the great constant of life. 

 Make your way south to Norris, an area surrounded by hundreds of geothermal wonders. Listen to clay bubbling and boiling from the depths of the earth at Artists’ Paintpots. 

 Wander boardwalks set just inches from the trembling surface of Norris Geyser Basin and hold your breath as you advance through billowing clouds of vapor rising from beneath the planet’s crust. 

 Yellowstone National Park has long been a land of epic horizons, legendary stories and endless renewal. As the grandfather of all national parks, its legacy has inspired wildlife preservation across the globe. Today, a trip into the heart of Yellowstone is like a journey back in time. 

 A journey to the great landscape of America before Europeans arrived. 

 It’s a journey to creation itself.  

Yellowstone National Park showcases the splendor of North American wilderness from its mountains to its valleys and its streams in between. You won’t want to miss this! 

Yellowstone has long remained in the American imagination as a land little touched by humanity. From the steaming power of erupting geysers, to the thundering might of the Yellowstone River, this magnificent landscape is testament to the power and beauty of Mother Nature. 

When European explorers first ventured into these enchanting lands, they returned with stories which most people dismissed as hallucinations. Since then, it has become one of America’s ultimate #adventure #vacation destinations and provides a home for the largest remaining herd of wild bison on the planet. Welcome to Yellowstone, the grandfather of all national parks. 

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  1. yellostone is very very beautiful place on the world i dont have to describe this beautiful city here is beautiful everything sach as
    forest rivers beach and animals another beautiful that. so this is very very beautiful place on the world

  2. Mishiko Dvalishvili
    February 18, 2019

    It's very good and beautiful. I can not explan this its very good. I have not got any word that why explan this. This water is good. Here is cute bear. Its very goooodddddddddd😀😁

  3. raindi geims andguladze
    February 18, 2019

    its a very good place i like a mountains
    i like mountains and you
    i like a tree and flowers and waterfall
    its a very good park

  4. Trust Joe
    February 18, 2019

    Can you guys plz do Minneapolis or Minnesota

  5. Crowned Lemur
    February 24, 2019

    Yellowstone is not USA it's animalia a country I declared. Along with every national Park and my House

  6. Crowned Lemur
    February 24, 2019

    1 day form Detroit to Yellowstone

  7. Stickin moves'
    February 28, 2019


  8. starbase121
    March 2, 2019

    A shame yellowstone hasn't blown yet!

  9. Eric Glueckert
    March 5, 2019

    Now if only you could do Glacier National Park, referred to as the Crown of the Continent.

  10. Guided Meditation
    March 13, 2019

    Before you go to Yellowstone make sure you buy Volcano and life insurance for your family.

  11. NeoVetrov
    March 20, 2019

    nothing special, bleak nature)

  12. Video Stealing099
    March 20, 2019

    When a Yellowstone is starting to erupt before Christmas
    They should shut down the park

    When he say dont panic, U evacuate

  13. Ghost
    March 24, 2019

    1:41 i thought it was 600,000 thousand years ago

  14. The Alderado Show
    March 24, 2019

    Getting addicted to these videos 😊
    Inspiring me to make more of my own.

  15. boba tea
    March 25, 2019

    Yeeeah I won’t be going there anytime soon to see that eruption

  16. Tula Mabo
    March 30, 2019

    What a wonderful place and sweet narrator voice

  17. Lol Asdov
    April 1, 2019

    DID WE FORGOT? monkaEyes

  18. Shabunda
    April 7, 2019


  19. De U
    April 8, 2019

    This is really beautiful

    April 16, 2019

    Omg I love your Channel! Fun Fact my dad works for you company!!!!!!!!!

  21. Gia Pacella
    April 19, 2019

    #ThisIsMyCrew 🇺🇸🌏😊

  22. mynick2006
    April 19, 2019

    My best experience

  23. شكيل البلوشي
    April 23, 2019

    This place is mentioned in quran in surah al khaf.

  24. Alejandro Viteri
    April 24, 2019

    I worked there on year 2008 and 2009… realy the best experience of my life.

    April 27, 2019


  26. claude stevens
    April 30, 2019

    wow,very nice looking place

  27. claude stevens
    April 30, 2019

    wow,very nice looking place

  28. Jared Ortiz
    May 4, 2019

    The music sounds like Super Smash Bros…

    …or perhaps it is

  29. Eli Carrasco
    May 16, 2019

    maybe IT IS A Science thing we all love! to:narrator

  30. Eli Carrasco
    May 16, 2019

    TO: the people who made this video,
    this video,really really teaches me something. TYSM

  31. harold Cook
    May 24, 2019


  32. MidgetYT
    June 5, 2019

    from UK and trust me you'll find nothing like this here 🙂

  33. Ali Safar
    June 6, 2019

    I’m confused between Yellowstone & Banff National Park. From what I’ve seen Banff is much better

  34. Fauna?

  35. NoOverhead
    June 10, 2019

    Excellent video! Can't wait to explore there this summer. Also, who the hell would thumbs down this video??!?

  36. Exploring Canada
    June 14, 2019

    Fantastic 😲 End of this month we are going, can't wait to go there and see in my own eyes.

  37. Abita Susanty
    June 15, 2019

    I like it, beautiful…..😍

  38. Monica Moreno
    June 17, 2019

    Os Parques em Utah são lindíssimos mesmo. Yellowstone não tive coragem de ir. Ouvi dizer que tem muitas cobras e ursos!
    Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, Arches entre outros. São de uma beleza sem igual! 😍😍😍

  39. Last Man Standing
    June 28, 2019

    Well done Expedia.

  40. Maria Avila
    June 30, 2019


  41. I'm a proud American who have experienced the Yellowstone National Park. It's simply breathtaking!

  42. Lijah Sikhrakar
    July 11, 2019

    the only reason i wanna go to Yellowstone is just for the wolves.

  43. BloodThirsty
    July 14, 2019

    Quick question though, how common are bear attacks? 😂😭Because I'm pretty sure it is ILLEGAL to have any weapons (bear spray)

  44. M. N
    July 25, 2019

    Oh myyyyyyyyyyyyyy I got clips from Yellow stone before and decided to get there some how. and this clip is wonderful.

  45. Kamaraju Vishnu
    July 29, 2019

    Expedia makes the best travel videos hands down

  46. Vanessa Hernandez
    August 1, 2019

    Have visited this place three times (my profile picture was taken in Lamar Valley). I've not had enough! Likely visiting again next summer. True beauty that penetrates your soul. 🤩😊

  47. Clémence Morelle
    August 1, 2019

    Ce parc est mon quali guides

  48. Richard Henzel
    August 4, 2019

    Great to see your guide–beautiful photography! For any first-timers (or long-timers!) wanting a little more information from an expert on camping and hiking in Yellowstone–one that you can listen to in the car on the way there, check out Explore Yellowstone on audiobook!

  49. I’m going on Sunday and it will be a 16 hour drive for me

  50. Karl Jo
    August 10, 2019

    Love these videos, they are even more beautiful than the real thing.


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