Lying across the cities of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho,
Yellowstone National Park is the oldest national park in
the United States. The park sits on one of the most geologically
active lands on earth which produces the park's numerous
fascinating geothermal features such as geysers, hot springs,
fumaroles and mudpots.
There are a number of geyser basins found in the park.
A few of the major basins include the Lower Geyser Basin,
Upper Geyser Basin and Norris Geyser Basin. The main attractions
here are the various geysers, the most famous of which is
Old Faithful in Upper Geyser Basin. Also in Upper Geyser
Basin is the most spectacular geyser in the park, the Grand
Fountain Paint Pot
All four types of thermal features can be seen from the
short boardwalk along the Fountain Paint Pot Trail and thus
is a 'must visit' point for those folks in a rush. Also
can be seen here are bacteria mats that are created by the
water overflowing from Silex Spring.
Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs made up of two parts, namely the Lower
Terraces, and the Upper Terrace. It is different from the
other springs in the park as the water here flows over a
series of pools that forms the terrace. The terraces, which
are mostly white in colour, are made up of limestone.
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is easily the one of
the most beautiful areas in the park. Many waterfalls can
be found throughout the park and the most popular of which
is Lower Falls. Numerous canyon trails offers some spectacular
view of the canyon and the fall.