Yellowstone National Park, located in the northwest corner of Wyoming, has an extremely rich history and an abundance of things to see and do. The park, which is over 100 years old and boasts 3,400 square miles of beautiful terrain, offers family activities like camping, bicycling, horseback and llama riding, and excellent fishing. In addition to these and many other attractions, Old Faithful, the world's most recognized geyser, can be seen blowing off steam in Yellowstone.
There are over 1,100 miles of hiking trails in Yellowstone, as well. While they offer a close-up, down-and-dirty view of the most beautiful places in the park, be aware that this is a national wildlife area and dangers are present. Bears frequent all areas of the park, and weather conditions may change rapidly.,The officials at Yellowstone recommend that day hikers have hiking experience and be prepared for any situation. Trail conditions and access may change daily, so stop in at a ranger tation to see which ones are currently open to foot traffic. It is also recommended that you take first-aid kits, sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
Article Written By Derek Odom
Derek Odom has been an avid off-road trail enthusiast for over 10 years. Coupled with his love for four-wheel drive trails and safety is a love for camping and the outdoors. Through the years, he has acquired great knowledge of outdoor activities and enjoys sharing that information with interested readers.