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Yellowstone National Park Holidays

Nature's spectacular show in America's first National Park

Marvel at erupting natural Geysers, see giant hot springs and witness wild animals in their natural habitat at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming’s most popular attraction.

The first National Park in the world, Yellowstone was established in 1872 and covers an area of approximately 3,500 square miles across the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. The park comprises of lakes, canyons and mountain ranges and is home to an amazing variety of flora and fauna including wild bears, wolves, bison and elk. Yellowstone National Park is home to more than 320 species of bird and one of Mother Nature’s best for witnessing wild animals in their natural habitat.

Gaze at waterfalls and stunning canyon views in Canyon Village, explore the shores and waters of Yellowstone Lake and go back in time to experience the 'Old West' in the Tower Roosevelt area. As well as Old Faithful, Yellowstone hosts nearly half of the world's geothermal features due in no small part to the Yellowstone Caldera, one of the largest super volcanoes on the continent. Marvel at a volcanoes hidden power rising up through the earth as colourful hot springs, bubbling mud-pots and spurting geysers. Watch boiling hot springs on the shore of Yellowstone Lake at Grant Village and West Thumb and visit the most photographed thermal feature; Grand Prismatic Spring for its bright bands of orange, yellow and green rings surrounding the deep blue waters of the spring.

Hundreds of thousands of people visit Yellowstone National Park during the summer months, June through August so often drive times can be longer than expected; plan your journey and give yourself plenty of time to capture those incredible moments on camera. 

We’d also recommend pairing your visit to the park with an epic drive through the Rocky Mountain Region; combine huge mountain ranges, wide open spaces and wildlife on a road trip like no other.

Destination Highlights
  • Watch Old Faithful erupt
  • See impressive wildlife
  • Marvel at geothermal activity
  • Join a ranger programme

Top Tips from our Experts

Isla

Destination Executive

"Yellowstone is great for animal encounters; you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of moose, wolves, eagles, beavers and even bears. There is of course the enormous bison that you will see more frequently around the park - just make sure you have your camera at the ready."

Types of Yellowstone National Park holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Yellowstone National Park covers an area of approximately 3,472 square miles, or 8,991 square kilometres, according to the National Park Service. 

Be sure to watch Old Faithful geyser erupt, snap a picture of the beautiful Lower Falls at Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon, and watch for bison, elk, and grizzly bears in Hayden Valley. Yellowstone National Park is huge, so it’s best to spend a couple of days here to see everything.

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