Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone, National Park, Wyoming

So far as visitable places within the United States are concerned, Yellowstone National Park is among the nicest. Originally covered in ice until a enormous glacier slid south uncovering the northern Rocky Mountains, it for the last thousand years developed and maintained great scenery and countless tourist activities. Yellowstone National Park now attracts millions to its beauty and wonder annually. Sense it’s inception in 1872 by President Ulysses S. Grant, the park has seen bad and good times, and provides many geological secrets for children and adults to explore.

A few of the parks attractiveness is attributed to the beautiful colors of pools and geysers scattered throughout the park. Most notably is’Old Faithful’, a geyser nicknamed for its constant frequency of eruption. The colours in the pools and the geyser eruptions are the result of a super volcano that lies beneath the seemingly safe, miles thick, granite mountain range. Due to changes in the geological pressure, the large lake in located in the southeast corner of Yellowstone has risen almost ten feet to a side. This is the most notable visible shift of these pressures to the general public.

The spring and geyser pools scattered throughout Yellowstone are colored brightly and attract many photographers and spectators from around the world. The colors in these pools are made by volatile chemicals (mostly forms of sulfur) that leach fourth from the volcanic activity below. Not only are these pools some of the latest natural spring pools in the world, but a number of the most dangerous to humans and wildlife as well.

Many families visit the park in hopes to glimpse the bison, bears, cougars and wolves that call the park home.

To increase the amount of wolves from endangered back to a sustainable level, Yellowstone National Park began a wolf recovery project in 1995 with the help of the National Park Service Dept. of the Interior and the United States Fish and Wildlife service. Sense the project beginning the wolf population has grown more than 600%.

Although the imagery might be appealing as well as the wildlife abundant, there are some very real dangers in visiting the park. Like every national park there are rangers and park service employees as well as clear paths and designated tourist travel destinations inside to help ensure public safetynevertheless, as a result of parks immense size and some parts inaccessibility, one can be severely injured when seeing this outside tourist attraction. As with any wildlife situation, feeding or approaching the animals is prohibited for your safety. The team at Yellowstone are attentive and focused on public and park safety. Remember when visiting any national park to take special care and care of children and to be cautious of your environment.

Yellowstone, although only visitable for eight months out of the year due to winter closures, is one of the best outdoor family destinations in the world. With days of clear cut hiking, river rafting, horse financing, and acres of scenery, Yellowstone is the best destination for all members of their family.