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Travel Deals: Big Sky, Montana

March 17, 2010, 8:49 am
The signs of spring are finally starting to show after one of the longest, most difficult winters in recent memory. At one point, there was snow on the ground in 49 of the 50 states, a feat that hasn’t happened in more than three decades. As the coats come ...

Mr. President Goes to Yellowstone

March 11, 2010, 8:19 am
The White House has released never-before-seen footage of President Obama and his family's visit to Yellowstone National Park in the summer of 2009, following a long tradition of American Presidents in the National Parks. Watch an extended 12 min. version of this video ...

The Babies are Coming! Springtime Brings Life to Yellowstone

March 3, 2010, 1:50 pm
You know spring has finally arrived in Yellowstone National Park when the babies make their debut. Furry, fuzzy, frisky and adorable, bear cubs, bison and elk calves and wolf pups begin appearing on the Yellowstone landscape as early as March, and their youthful activities delight spring and summer visitors ...

Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone's Bears Are Waking Up

March 1, 2010, 7:31 am
Bears have started to emerge from their dens in Yellowstone National Park.  Grizzly bear tracks were spotted in the Blacktail Deer Plateau area east of Mammoth Hot Springs on Friday, February 19.   Soon after emerging from their dens, bears begin looking for food.  Bears are attracted to elk and bison ...

Top 10 Winter Activities in our National Parks

February 9, 2010, 12:06 pm
While the spring and summer are both great times to visit your favorite national park, why not try taking advantage of all of the winter activities the park has to offer? The crowds are gone and the lots are empty, and you’ll find the perfect spot for peace, quiet ...

Yellowstone, Tetons a photographer's paradise

February 1, 2010, 9:20 am
It was a particularly cold morning as I walked along the mist-covered banks of the Yellowstone River. The sun was barely visible on the horizon but its rays were already penetrating a line of fog-shrouded trees by a small meadow. Across the river stood an old bull bison, coated ...

901 earthquakes shake up Yellowstone National Park

January 22, 2010, 7:25 am
Nine hundred plus earthquakes and counting: that's the word from the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. Since Sunday, there have been 901 measured earthquakes underneath Yellowstone National Park. The largest has been of magnitude 3.8. The swarm is now comparable to an earthquake swarm located in the Yellowstone Lake area a year ...

Winter Wildlife Watching at Yellowstone

January 20, 2010, 6:40 am
Yellowstone National Park’s Northern Range covers some 540 square miles and is renowned for its diversity of wildlife and opportunities to observe animals in the wild. At the heart of the Northern Range is the Lamar Valley where two of the 20thCentury’s top wildlife conservation success stories began. Following are ...

Yellowstone National Park's "green" gift shop

January 18, 2010, 8:02 am
The store at Mammoth Hot Springs hotel was remodeled with reclaimed wood, lighting is energy-efficient and several products are of a sustainable nature. There are scoreboards displayed to let visitors better understand our impact on the environment. "If they know that recycling an aluminum can at home actually has an ...

Taking Your Pets on the Road: Ten Pet-Friendly Accommodations

January 4, 2010, 11:46 am
More than 75 percent of Americans would take their pet on every vacation -- if only they could -- a recent survey by the American Automobile Association and Best Western International found. Not only that, almost 30 percent of traveling pet-owners said they would choose their pets over their ...

Get a Glimpse of Geysers in Iceland

December 17, 2009, 12:21 pm
Long before the Washburn Expedition “discovered” the geothermal wonders of Yellowstone—Old Faithful, Beehive Geyser, Riverside Geyser—Europeans marveled at the thermal wonders of Iceland. The most impressive of these features was the Great Geysir, from which all the world's geysers now take their names. First witnessed at the end of ...

Don’t Miss Winter Wildlife in Yellowstone

December 17, 2009, 9:50 am
Winter in Yellowstone is a great time for extraordinary wildlife viewing opportunities and a change to experience the park without the summer crowds.   December is the breeding season (rut) for bighorn sheep in the park. During the mating season or "rut," the rams butt heads as they spar for dominance ...

Wyoming wolf numbers rise outside Yellowstone; Population decline in the park was anticipated, biologist says

December 16, 2009, 9:47 am
Wyoming’s wolf population is thriving and growing in most of the state, despite continuing declines among Yellowstone National Park wolves, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist says. Wyoming’s wolf population – animals in the Equality State whose home ranges are outside Yellowstone – grew from 178 animals, 30 packs ...

Yellowstone opens for winter on Tuesday

December 15, 2009, 8:02 am
Yellowstone National Park's winter season begins this week. The nation's oldest national park opens for commercially guided snowmobile and snowcoach trips on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Al Nash is spokesman for Yellowstone. He says it's common for snow levels to be low early in the winter season. In some years he says ...

Yellowstone National Park officials to open the gates for snowmobiles

December 15, 2009, 7:45 am
  Snow from a storm this past weekend will allow Yellowstone National Park officials to open the gates for snowmobiles tomorrow. On Friday, officials said thin snow cover over much of the park could have delayed snowmobile and snow coach travel in the park, though visitors would have still be able ...