Start the day off by catching the sunrise at West Thumb Geyser Basin. Watch as the sun reflects on Yellowstone lake. Then a drive a further 40 minutes down the road towards Yellowstone’s Mud Volcano. The 3/4 of a mile trail offers views of the Mud Caldron, the Sizzling Basin and the Dragons Mouth Spring.Apr…
between 4 to 7 hours During the summer season, cars are the best option for taking a trip around Yellowstone unless you are riding with a bus tour or concessionaire that provides transportation. The Grand Loop takes between 4 to 7 hours to drive in full.
Because Yellowstone has five different entrances into the park, it’s easy to stay close to the park without actually being in the park. I recommend staying outside of Yellowstone if you want nicer amenities, cheaper prices, or more dining and activity options.
The biggest park in the lower 48 states. For the wildlife or the geothermal features alone, Yellowstone would outclass Yosemite, but the park also boasts a full slate of outdoor activities — more than a thousand miles of hiking trails, 2,000 campsites, and year-round lodging — to rival anything Yosemite has to offer.Aug 26, 2014