Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Yellowstone, the oldest National Park in the United States, lies on a basalt plateau (average altitude 6600-8200 ft in the north-western corner of Wyoming, extending a little way into the neighbouring states of Idaho and Montana. The Park is one of the most visited in the United States, and for good reason: where else, after all, is it possible to experience, at such close quarters, phenomena manifesting the powerful forces at work in the earth's interior - geysers, thermal springs, fumaroles and mud volcanoes - while at the same time enjoying scenery of such grandeur and the equally fascinating wildlife.
The Biscuit Basin is actually part of the Upper Geyser Basin geothermic area. They are mostly small pools of water coupled with a several geysers. The formations for which the area was named have long since disappeared due to the 1959 earthquake. Several of the features have unique names like Sapphire Pool, Silver Globe Spring, and Black Pearl Geyser.
John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway
Snaking through both Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, the John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway is one of the most scenic drives in the United States. The parkway was named in Rockefeller's honor for all his hard work in establishing Grand Teton National Park.
Yellowstone - Black Sand Basin
Yellowstone - Fountain Paint Pot
The Fountain Paint Pots in Yellowstone National Park consist of hot springs that bubble up through the mud creating interesting sounds and smells. The Fountain Paint Pots are located on the Fountain Paint Pot trail that also passes by several other interesting geothermal formations.
Yellowstone - Grand Canyon
Yellowstone - Lake Village
Lake Village is an accommodation center in Yellowstone National Park. It is home to the park's oldest hotel built in 1891. There is also a visitor's center located at Lake Village, called the Fishing Bridge Visitor's center. Boat cruises on Yellowstone Lake leave from Lake Village.
Yellowstone - Mount Washburn
Mount Washburn is a spectacular peak in Yellowstone National Park. It rises to an impressive 10,243 feet and is part of the Washburn range. Various hikes lead up its flanks including the Mount Washburn Trail that is considered the best hike in the park.
Yellowstone - Roosevelt Lodge
The Roosevelt Lodge is located southeast of Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. The lodge is not fancy or even particularly comfortable. It consists of a main lodge and outlying rustic cabins that represent some of the cheapest accommodations in the park.
Tower-Roosevelt, Yellowstone, Wyoming
On the northern edge of the National Park is the little holiday resort of Tower-Roosevelt (alt. 6270 ft), With Roosevelt Lodge. Notable features are the Tower Fall (130 ft high) and the Petrified Tree. To the south-east is the Specimen Ridge, with the remains of a number of fossil forests superimposed on one another.
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