Visit America's first national park.
Yellowstone National Park features 3,500 square miles of wilderness located on a volcanic hot spot. The park spreads into parts of Montana and Idaho, but it is mostly located in northwestern Wyoming. Yellowstone is one of the most recognizable and iconic national parks. It features dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs, and gushing geysers like Old Faithful. Hundreds of wildlife animals live here, including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, elk, lynx, and antelope.
On March 1, 1872, Yellowstone became the first national park. Everyone who comes will see unique hydrothermal and geologic wonders. There are plenty of opportunities for wildlife viewing, fishing, camping, horseback riding, and hiking here. Swimming is limited and should be done with caution. Avoid drinking the river water and never soak in the park's hot springs. Anglers can expect to catch cutthroat trout, mountain whitefish, and other species in the rivers. If you want to see Yellowstone in the winter, consider taking a guided snowmobile tour or go cross-country skiing. Enjoy making memories at Yellowstone, one of the most beloved national parks.