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.
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... View details ⇨
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.
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
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.