|Above, one of several geyser basins in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
145 years ago today, Yellowstone National Park was established.
In commemoration of that anniversary, Travel + Leisure has posted a "Yellowstone National Park Guide".
It starts with:
Yellowstone, located in the northwest corner of Wyoming and spilling into Idaho and Montana, stands out among the country’s national parks due to its high level of geothermal activity.
Although many have heard only of the legendary “Old Faithful” geyser, there is much, much more within Yellowstone National Park’s boundaries. Some 500 smaller geysers and thousands of hot springs, many of which are accessible to those unwilling or unable to hike into the backcountry, coupled with diverse wildlife and thousands of square miles of vast wilderness, make this park a must-see.
Surrounded by mountain towns immediately to the north, east, and west, and bordered by Grand Teton National Park to the south, there is plenty to do not only within, but also around the park. And those who visit the park will also experience a bit of history: Established on March 1, 1872 by President Ulysses S. Grant, Yellowstone was the first national park in the world.To read more, go here.