If you are planning to visit Yellowstone National Park during a trip to the United States, in this article we suggest 5 experiences you absolutely must do during a visit to the park. In the wild heart of Yellowstone National Park are geysers and hot springs. These jets of water frame the April volcano, but at every bend, this land is hot, bubbling and thundering like an impetuous volcano.
The sweet scent of pine needles accompanies travelers through a magical and particularly intimate atmosphere. Seeing cattle grazing the grass in the middle of wild nature, you arrive at the campsites where the smoke of the bonfires is combined with that of the pine needles.
The undisputed kingdom of American animals
In this wild territory live the largest deer basin in the country. The oldest and largest herds of bison on the continent, as well as wolves, grizzlies, moose and antelos. In Yellowstone, an infinity of activities awaits sportsmen who can explore the park on foot, by mountain bike, by boat, by kayak or by skiing or snowcat.
Here are 5 unforgettable experiences we recommend you take in Yellowstone National Park
- Spotting Lamar Valley Wildlife: The Lamar Valley is known as the North American Serengeti for the highest concentration of large animals in Yellowstone. A dozen locations offer excellent opportunities to see bison and moose grazing, but through a spyglass you can also spot a lone grizzly looking for prey or a pack of wolves on the hunt. Find yourself at sunrise or sunset or with the company of a biologist and let yourself be surprised by the spectacle of nature.
- Visit Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin: The day must be clear and dry for the most famous geyser in the world to be seen. It erupts approximately every 90 minutes. Forget about an ad-free eruption. This is also the case with Old Faithful, with its giant tourist boardwalk, Old Faithful Inn, and Observation Hill. Among all these magnificent geysers, there are some that erupt only once a day and others that erupt constantly. Inquire at the visitor center to find out what the next imaginaries will be. If you want to see an out-of-the-ordinary event, head to the Beehive Geyser in the Grand Geyser area of Yellowstone National Park at sunset.
- Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: The park’s Grand Canyon, with its walls covered in incredible colors and the Lower Falls which has a drop of 94 meters, can be admired from various points: you can see what happens in the distance by observing the viewing platform at Lower Falls; or from the Artist Point having an overview; but if you want to feel the splashes wetting your face then we advise you to take the long-range route along the edge of the canyon, where you will not even be able to run alongside the cars.
- Grand Prismatic Spring: This natural phenomenon is the most fascinating that can be observed in Yellowstone: a huge spring of hot water. Its intense blue waters are spectacular, but the completely unique view from below is due among other things to the glaring rainbow of colors created by the presence of thermophilic microorganisms in search of environments with different temperatures that change color, creating orange, yellow and green. From above, this spring looks like a huge blue eye that sheds poignant multicolored tears. The best view is from the top of the steep peak behind the spring, accessible via Fairy Falls.
- The Bechler Basin Falls: The Bechler Basin, located on the remote southwestern corner of Yellowstone Park, reached by a single rugged and steep road, is the ideal destination for those who love the most beautiful waterfalls. Union Creek, Dunanda Creek, Colonnade Cascades and Cave are the best known of the falls, but there are many more besides them. Some are shallow or rushing; others can be reached in a day through long and difficult hikes. August and September are the best months to visit the Bechler Basin.