Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872 as America's first national park and since then has been an ideal destination for travelers looking to get in touch with nature. The park extends through Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, and you'll find beautiful landscapes filled with mountains, rivers and lakes within its boundaries.
Take a walk among spouting geysers, bubbling mudpots and turquoise hot springs and observe Old Faithful shooting water over 120 feet in the air. Known for its unique, concentrated geothermal activity, Yellowstone features 60% of the world's geysers. As you wander amid the park's waterfalls and forests, be on the lookout for moose, bison, elk and grizzly bears. Outdoor recreation is boundless at this park and popular activities include fishing and boating on lakes, as well as biking and hiking Yellowstone's extensive trail system.
Escorted tours of Yellowstone include accommodations and transportation, most meals and guided sightseeing. Also available are independent vacations which include your accommodations and some transportation but don't have a set schedule or tour director. Trips that visit Yellowstone are often part of longer itineraries that travel to other national parks in the Western U.S.