Yellowstone is one of the best places in the world to watch some of the most magical big game animals roam in freedom. That’s why Yellowstone is such a popular destination for travelers – not only does it have the geysers, but it has the wildlife, too. What are these majestic beasts you can beholdContinue reading “Watching Wildlife at Yellowstone National Park”
There are a huge number of day hikes available in the park, and since many visitors travel only to the most popular geyser basins these trails can provide an opportunity to see the park in a more natural setting.
By Plane The principal airport serving Yellowstone is Jackson Hole Airport (JAC IATA), in Grand Teton National Park, near Jackson, and the largest airport in Wyoming. United and Delta serve Jackson Hole year-round, from Denver and Salt Lake City respectively. These airlines plus American and Frontier provide seasonal flights from those cities and eight othersContinue reading “Fly, Drive, or Trek to Yellowstone National Park”
Yellowstone has some hazards related to volcanic activity. There are also hazards from dangerous animals. Wildlife Though many of the animals in the park are used to seeing humans, the wildlife is nonetheless wild and should not be fed or disturbed. According to park authorities, stay at least 100 yards/meters away from bears and wolves and 25 yards/metersContinue reading “Stay Safe at Yellowstone National Park”
The greatest danger to most park visitors is due to altitude. The entire park is above 7,500 feet and ranges as high as 14,259 feet, so it is important to take time to acclimate before undertaking strenuous activities. Even driving at high elevation can affect sensitive individuals. Altitude sickness symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue,Continue reading “Staying Safe at Rocky Mountain National Park”