The joy and amazement of watching a geyser erupt. That first breathtaking look down into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Standing in front of the unimaginable colors of Grand Prismatic Spring. A memorable sighting of a grizzly or black bear.

What was your first Yellowstone WOW moment?
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Mike Blankenship
Kathy Kiser Wilkinson
Les Graff
Pro tips for watching bears responsibly! #YellowstonePledge
Justin Szydlowski
Ana Graham
Cindy Joslin Galpin
Sunday sunrise snapshot: ahead of a bluebird day, a morning mist settles over Swan Lake and some grazing bison.
Sunday sunrise snapshot ahead of a bluebird day a morning mist settles
Mike Krehbiel
Dorothy A Krakauer
Karen Hendershot
Standing in Wyoming and looking north into Montana, you can start to see those big skies people are always talking about.
Standing in Wyoming and looking north into Montana you can start to
Jean Kanne Keller
Jeff Womack
Lucio Pelucchi
Wanted: additional public input on potential effects of a project involving the historic Mt. Washburn Fire Lookout. Full story at [ Go.nps.gov Link ].
Wanted additional public input on potential effects of a project involving the
Greg Campbell
Matthew Whitney Miller
Gloria Weihe Anderson
A recent highlight from the Beaver Ponds Loop: the peak display of a male dusky grouse courting a female with hoots, struts and a fanned tail.
A recent highlight from the Beaver Ponds Loop the peak display of
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Jennifer Fried Dedman
Faith Jones
Our crews have been hard at work clearing snow throughout the park this morning, and many roads have reopened. Check go.nps.gov/YellRoads for current status.
Our crews have been hard at work clearing snow throughout the park
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Eva Holt Goodin
Eva Holt Goodin
U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 am tomorrow. Many park roads remain closed. Check [ Go.nps.gov Link ] for status.
US National Weather Service NWS winter storm warning remains in effect until
Eva Holt Goodin
Renee Meyer
Gregory Robertson
From our crews on top of the Beartooth Pass last week: A groomer initially levels the surface before plows begin operations in the higher elevations on the Beartooth Highway.
From our crews on top of the Beartooth Pass last week A
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Jesse Schulman
Andrew Wells
Snow falling throughout the park today, prompting the closure of many roads. Check out go.nps.gov/YellRoads for up-to-date information.
Snow falling throughout the park today prompting the closure of many roads
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Stephanie Cheney Hogan
Emily Marie Arner
John Williams
Sharon Faunce
Steven Burkhardt
This sunrise view of the river is only a short walk from the Madison Campground. Do you have a favorite campground in the park?

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This sunrise view of the river is only a short walk from
Susie Sturman
Sarah Kitzan Zamecki
Brad Wender
Whitebark pine trees grow at high elevation in the northern Rocky Mountains. This hardy tree can establish in extreme environmental conditions where other trees cannot survive. In Yellowstone, they provide critical habitat for wildlife, reduce erosion, and serve as nurse tree for other subalpine plant and tree species. They are also an important food source for wildlife such as Clark’s...
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Whitebark pine trees grow at high elevation in the northern Rocky Mountains

Whitebark pine mortality related to white pine blister rust, mountain pine beetle outbreak, and water availability

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Michael H Legg
Edna Gamble
Gary M. Johnson
Yellowstone has over 900 miles of trails to view amazing landscapes, watch wildlife, and find solitude.

This winter's abundance of snow means later trail openings, and muddy trail conditions are a real possibility. Be sure to factor this into your spring and early summer trip planning and consider hikes at lower elevation areas in areas like Gardiner and Mammoth.

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Yellowstone has over 900 miles of trails to view amazing landscapes watch

Day Hiking - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

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Steven Petersen
Patsy Thimmig
Mary Bucy
A newborn bison calf takes its first steps on #MothersDay in Lamar Valley.
A newborn bison calf takes its first steps on MothersDay in Lamar Valley
Pam Christianson
Nancy L. Knape
Matt Isbell
Winding through a dangerous, even deadly environment of boiling hot springs, Yellowstone's boardwalks lead you safely to amazing places, including this view of sunset in the Upper Geyser Basin. #YellowstonePledge
Winding through a dangerous even deadly environment of boiling hot springs Yellowstones
Jerry Meeples
Chris Hall
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Lots of people like to camp in Yellowstone, but, this week in 1891, the Army decided they'd had enough of it. On May 11, 1891, Camp Sheridan became Fort Yellowstone.
Lots of people like to camp in Yellowstone but this week in
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John H. Moore
Unscheduled road closure: a section of the Grand Loop Road has been closed south of Canyon due to a water line break. Travel is not possible between Canyon & Lake at this time, and we don't know how long repairs will take. Keep an eye on go.nps.gov/YellRoads for the latest information.
Unscheduled road closure a section of the Grand Loop Road has been
Melanie Jones
Rick Wilhelmsen
Tiffany Espino
The South Entrance and the road to Tower Fall opened this morning! Dunraven Pass remains closed until May 26. More at [ Go.nps.gov Link ].
The South Entrance and the road to Tower Fall opened this morning
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Erickson Herrera
Sunrise at Canary Spring
Lynn Davis
Elizabeth Jesmer
Monica Fogelqvist