Yellowstone National Park
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Established in 1872 as America’s first national park, Yellowstone is situated upon a volcanic caldera that created its famous steaming geysers, bubbling mud pools, and crystal-clear hot springs.
The drive to Yellowstone is a winding, scenic adventure that takes you 300 miles southeast of Missoula. Upon your arrival you’re greeted with spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, and geological wonders that sit on the floor of an ancient supervolcano.
When visiting Yellowstone, you simply can’t miss seeing the most famous geyser of them all, Old Faithful. Erupting roughly every hour and a half, Old Faithful spews boiling water as high as 180 feet into the air. It’s a sight not to be missed!
Yellowstone Park is far more than geysers and mud pots, though. It boasts exquisite scenery and a wealth of recreational opportunities. Whether your passion is snowmobiling and snowshoeing in the winter, or rafting, hiking, and fishing in the summer, Yellowstone Park offers something for everyone.
Need a place to stay? You’ll find a wide array of lodging options in West Yellowstone at the west entry to the Park. Or for a historic treat, make reservations for a stay at the Old Faithful Inn, an exquisite log masterpiece built in the winter of 1903-1904. It’s one of only a handful of log hotels in existence today.
Be sure to check out their opening and closing date schedule before you launch into your Yellowstone National Park adventure.