Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Overview / Map of Yellowstone

Geology of Yellowstone

Hydrothermal activity results when surface water seeps down to meet the heat of the earth's molten rock. Because molten rock may be as close as three to eight miles below the surface in Yellowstone, the park has the largest and most varied collection of hydrothermal features on Earth. The ...

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Welcome to Yellowstone

Yellowstone is the world's first national park and one of the largest in the contiguous United States. Sprawling across volcanic plateaus in the northwest corner of Wyoming, Yellowstone contains more than 2 million acres of steaming geysers, crystalline lakes, thundering waterfalls and panoramic vistas. Home to a remarkable diversity of ...

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Drive to Yellowstone

Driving to Yellowstone Cody, Wyoming -- 52 miles East Jackson, Wyoming -- 57 miles South Bozeman, Montana -- 77 miles North Billings, Montana -- 129 miles Northeast Salt Lake City, Utah -- 320 miles West Cheyenne, Wyoming -- 430 miles South Rapid City, South Dakota -- 443 miles East Denver, Colorado -- 530 miles South Seattle, Washington -- ...

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Historic Yellowstone Buses

Yellowstone's low-slung, 13-passenger historic touring vehicles have been refurbished and brought to today's commercial, safety and emissions standards. Combining assembly-line and manual custom processes, technicians modified the Ford E-450 chassis with frame rails to allow the bus bodies to match up with the chassis. The new chassis are equipped ...

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Highlights of Yellowstone

Established: In 1872, legislation was passed making Yellowstone the world's first national park. Land Area: 2.2 million acres of forests (80 percent), grassland (15 percent) and water (five percent). Although 96 percent of Yellowstone is claimed by Wyoming, small portions of the park also lie in Montana (three percent) and ...

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Five Countries

For convenience purposes, Xanterra Parks & Resorts® divides the park into different regions, or "countries." Locations of park features and facilities in the countries are indicated by these colors throughout this guide. Mammoth Country extends outward from Mammoth Hot Springs. This fascinating thermal area is home to elk, bison, and ...

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Visitor Services

All park facilities are open from mid-June to late August. Before and after those dates, services are limited at some locations. Check the park newspaper or nps.gov/yell for current dates and hours of operation. Banking Services Automated teller machines are located at Old Faithful Inn, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Lake Yellowstone ...

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In A Nutshell

Getting to Yellowstone Park Entrances: Yellowstone is accessible from five major entrances during the summer: North (U.S. 89) from Gardiner, Montana; West (U.S. 20) from West Yellowstone, Montana; South (U.S. 89) from Jackson, Wyoming; East (U.S. 20-16-14) from Cody, Wyoming; and Northeast (U.S. 212) from Silver Gate and Cooke City, ...

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