Located in the protected western end of Yellowstone Lake, the West Thumb Geyser Basin is the largest geothermal area located on the lake. As you likely know, Yellowstone National Park is full of amazing places to visit, and all of them are different. While not nearly as popular as areas like the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone or Old Faithful, the West Thumb Geyser Basin has unbelievable color and a variety of features that are packed into a relatively small space.
There is no question that trying to figure out the best hikes in Yellowstone National Park for you and your family can get quite a challenge. Yellowstone National Park has over 900 miles of hiking trails, and since most of us don’t quite have the time to hike the entire trail system during our stay (let alone our lives!), narrowing down to the best hikes in Yellowstone for your particular capabilities and allotted time is something we all must do. We have worked hard to do the research to help cut down on the guesswork when figuring out which hikes...
Uncle Tom’s Trail in Yellowstone National Park is a unique experience and a trail rich in history. “Uncle Tom” Richardson, an adventurer from Bozeman, Montana, constructed the original trail deep into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in the late 1800s. Tourists gained access to the base of the falls by scaling down steep canyon walls. A series of ropes and rope ladders aided in the dangerous descent.
The Mud Volcano Trail in Yellowstone National Park is one of many boardwalk trails in Yellowstone that wind their way through a myriad of geological features. What makes the Mud Volcano Trail unique and worth a stop is the variety of sights available on such a short walk.
Yellowstone National Parkwas the first national park, so it is no surprise that it continually ranks as one of the 10 most popular national parks in the United States. The most popular areas of the park are busy and parking lots seem inadequate to accommodate the massive crowds during the summer months. However, Yellowstone still deserves a place on everyone’s bucket list.