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Yellowstone National Park packs more natural wonder within its boundaries—more waterfalls and geysers, more grizzlies and bison, more mountains and canyons—than most visitors can witness. Hot tip: Walk a half-mile off the well-traveled highway and get the park to yourself.
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NE Entrance Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA
Just 25 years ago, there were no wolves in Yellowstone. In the decades after the park’s founding, canis lupis were considered “vermin” and were hunted to extinction by the 1940s. Today, though, Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley is...
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308 W Park St, Gardiner, MT 59030, USA
Whether you have one day or three weeks and whether you’re interested in wolf-watching, geology, photography, wildflowers, or animal tracking, consider reaching out to the Yellowstone Forever Institute (YFI). Formed in 2016 when the...
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Mt Washburn, Wyoming 82190, USA
Hike three miles and 1,393 feet up an old stagecoach/wagon road from the top of Dunraven Pass to the 10,243-foot summit of Mount Washburn. Along the way, you’ll see wildflowers—more than 50 species bloom on the mountain—marmots,...
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Wyoming 82190, USA
See proof that the idea behind national parks—preserving spectacular landscapes—has been successful at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. In 1871, William Henry Jackson took more than 100 photos with an 8x10 plate camera. (His photos...
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Upper Geyser Basin, Wyoming 82190, USA
Half of the world’s geysers are in Yellowstone. There’s Old Faithful, the most famous geyser in the world, but you’ll also find more than 500 others. Check out Old Faithful—and pop into the visitor center for a...
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Cooke City-Silver Gate, MT, USA
Man can’t compete with Mother Nature in awesomeness, but the Beartooth Highway, which winds between Cooke City and Red Lodge, Montana, is proof that we certainly try. Almost half the improbable 64-mile route runs across...
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Cave Falls, Wyoming 83414, USA
There are about 290 waterfalls in Yellowstone. The tallest, the Lower Falls in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, is about twice the height of Niagara Falls, or 308 feet tall. Among the shortest is Cave Falls, at about 20 feet tall. What it...
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602 N 4700 E, Ashton, ID 83420, USA
Since the first abandoned rail corridors were turned into trails in the 1960s, more than 15,000 miles of rail trails have been constructed in the U.S. The 30 miles of rail trail between Tetonia and Ashton, Idaho, on the western side of the Tetons...
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205 Buffalo Horn Creek Rd, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730, USA
Most guest ranches have minimum stays of three, four, or seven nights and permit only guests to participate in ranch activities like fishing, horseback riding, and meals. Not so at 320 Guest Ranch, in the Gallatin Canyon...
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United States
Only about 100,000 people visit Yellowstone during winter. Overnight stays are limited to some seasonal lodging options at Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful. But there’s another choice for a special kind of traveler:...
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163 Chico Rd, Pray, MT 59065, USA
With only a couple of exceptions, you can’t soak in Yellowstone’s thermal features (this is for numerous reasons, not the least of which is that most are so scalding hot they’d burn the flesh off you). North of Gardiner, Montana,...
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Only recently have noncommercial snowmobile outings been reintroduced into Yellowstone. Obtaining a permit is incredibly difficult: Only one group of five or fewer snowmobiles is allowed to enter from each of the...