Yellowstone National Park
Season: Spring - Fall
"I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us."
– Theodore Roosevelt
The first National Park
Yellowstone was the first national park in the U.S. and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world. It is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful geyser. Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468.4 square miles comprising lakes, canyons, rivers, and mountain ranges. Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-elevation lakes in North America and is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest super volcano on the continent. Half of the world's geysers and hydrothermal features are located in Yellowstone, fueled by this ongoing volcanism. The park is the centerpiece of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest remaining intact ecosystem in the Earth's northern temperate zone.
1-5 Day Itinerary
With so much to see, you gotta make a plan
With so many things to see and do, and considering the large size and scale of this expansive wilderness, you really need to make a plan. While fishing day trips are simple to accomplish, visiting the Park's many attractions takes a lot of time and considering the times of year and the traffic that can pile up, we recommend taking a look at the article found in the link below. It does a great job of laying out suggested itineraries for your consideration.
79 Miles from our farm.
Our farm is a short 79 mile drive to the west entrance of the park and the town of West Yellowstone. This is the entrance you will want to use if you are heading up the Gallatin to fish or if you are heading towards some of the more popular attractions like Old Faithful or the Grand Prismatic. West Yellowstone has many options for grabbing food, drinks, gas and other provisions for your adventure.
89 Miles from our farm.
We are only an 89 mile drive to the North entrace to the park found in the town of Gardiner. This entrance takes you by the historic Yellowstone Roosevelt Arch where Roosevelt laid down its cornerstone in 1903. Just beyond that you will pass by the boiling river on your way to the Mamoth Hot Springs and on to wherever you want to go from there, from the famous Lamar Valley to Yellowstone Lake or beyond. Photo: Yellowstone National Park