5 Secretly Great Places to Visit in Yellowstone

Category: Yellowstone Tips

With 3,472 square miles of land, 290 waterfalls and more than 10,000 active hydrothermal features, Yellowstone National Park is an amazing place to explore. It’s larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined – so big that most travelers are only able to see a fraction of the park, even if they hike all day and every day for a week!

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Where to Get the Best Winter Pics in Yellowstone

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The winter scenery inside Yellowstone National Park is unmatched. The landscape is blanketed in sparkling snow. Streams freeze over and delicate icicles form on the branches of leafless trees. Bison travel in packs and moose solo or in small groups, heading for areas of the park where food is more abundant. You’ll want your camera handy to capture these amazing sights. 

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​Spend the Holidays at Wyoming’s National Parks

Category: Jackson Hole

Winter is a magical time inside Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. Sparkling layers of snow are on the ground. Streams freeze over, forming natural bridges for the wildlife that isn’t moving south for the season. It’s quiet and serene, the frozen landscape looking like a scene from a holiday postcard.

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​QUIZ: What’s NOT Hibernating at Grand Teton?

Category: Wildlife Tours

The majestic landscape isn’t the only reason that nearly five million people visit Grand Teton National Park every year. Along with hiking, wildlife spotting is one of the most popular pastimes on park grounds.

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Yellowstone Winter Wildlife in Photos

Category: Yellowstone Tips

With sparse crowds and breathtaking snow-coated scenery, winter is a great time for photographers and adventurous travelers to visit Yellowstone and its signature feature, Old Faithful. Scenic Safaris offers several options for vacationers looking to trek Yellowstone during the snowy season. Hop on a snowmobile for a 12-hour guided tour focused on the geyser or take a leisurely (and heated!) ride by snow coach. Scenic Safaris also offers multi-day trips for those who want to take their time at Yellowstone and really see the sights. No matter which option you choose, here are some of the majestic creatures you’re likely to encounter on the journey. 

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​A Guide to Snow Travel in National Parks

Category: Snowmobiling

America’s National Parks saw record attendance in 2016, with around 330 million tourists checking out the sights. Most of them visited in spring, summer or fall, when the majority of parks see their best weather. Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park – both located near Jackson Hole, Wyoming – were among the most visited parks in the western states. 

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​5 Snowmobile Safety Tips for Your Next Winter Adventure

Category: Yellowstone Vacations

Winter is one of the best times to visit Wyoming’s National Parks. The crowds at Yellowstone and Grand Teton are thinner, the wildlife remains active and the scenery is straight out of a postcard photo. Visitors during this time often feel like they’re the only humans for miles – likely because they are.

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​Why National Parks Matter

Category: Yellowstone Activities

We’re in an age where people spend more time looking down at their smartphones than they do looking up at nature. So, do national parks still matter? The numbers don’t lie. According to National Park Service (NPS) statistics, a record 4.8 million people visited Grand Teton National Park last year, while Yellowstone also exceeded expectations with 4.2 million. These two popular parks weren’t alone in raising the bar.

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Guide to Jackson Hole: Season by Season

Category: Jackson Hole

Wyoming doesn’t exactly seem like a vacation paradise. There are no palm trees or ocean beaches, and the mountainous landscape is blanketed in snow for half the year. But this sleepy state draws more than ten million visitors each year, thanks to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton as well as popular ski resorts. Most of the tourism is centered around Jackson Hole; the valley between the Teton Mountain Range and Gros Ventre mountains.

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​Why You Should Visit Yellowstone in Winter

Category: Yellowstone Activities

Yellowstone National Park is one of the biggest attractions in the Midwest. Located mainly in Wyoming, with small sections jutting into Montana and Idaho, the 3,500-square foot National Park drew a record 4,257,177 visitors in 2016. Travelers from across the globe flock to the geological spot to view the famous geysers, as well as canyons, rivers and pine forests. It’s an amazingly diverse and unique landscape.

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​How to Stay Safe in Yellowstone National Park

Category: Yellowstone Tips

Yellowstone National Park is a self-contained wonderland. Located on 3,471 square miles of scenic forest land in Northern Wyoming, the park is home to more than 45 waterfalls and cascades, lush green forests, hot springs, and multiple geysers including the famous Old Faithful. There’s even a twenty-mile-long Grand Canyon with 1,200-foot-deep walls streaked in pink and yellow.

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​Yellowstone’s Geology Explained

Category: Yellowstone Activities

In 2014, the Seven Natural Wonders Organization selected Yellowstone National Park as one of North America’s most amazing features. It was an easy decision – of the scientists and leaders polled, Yellowstone received the most nominations and number one votes. “It is well known across the world that Yellowstone is a unique and amazing place,” Yellowstone Spokesman Al Nash said following the announcement.

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​Amazing Stories from a Tour Guide at Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Category: Yellowstone Activities

At Scenic Safaris, we’re privy to one of the biggest secrets in travel: You don’t have to cross the ocean to see impressive wildlife and one-of-a-kind scenery. America’s National Parks are home to abundant – and sometimes exotic – wildlife, from moose and elk to bears, coyotes and protected bird species like the peregrine falcons found at Yellowstone.

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​Yellowstone’s Grizzlies and Other Wildlife

Category: Wildlife Tours

The grizzly bears of Yellowstone National Park are finally out of danger – at least, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. After more than four decades of protection as an endangered species, the park’s most famous residents are set to be de-listed by the end of the summer.

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​5 Places for Spectacular Sunsets in Grand Teton

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Wyoming is home to some of the best mountain sunsets in the west. From Yellowstone to Jenny Lake and Aspen Mountain, rocky landscapes combine with cloudy skies painted in sherbet hues to create breathtaking photo-ops. Sunset viewing can be trickier at Grand Teton National Park. The mountain range runs north to south here, which means the Tetons block the sun as it dips close to the horizon.

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​Wildlife in Grand Teton: A Printable Checklist

Category: Wildlife Tours

More than 4 million people travel to Grand Teton National Park each year. With more than 310,000 acres of pristine wilderness and a mountain summit towering 13,770 feet above sea level, the park is a haven for wildlife as well as hikers, rafters and mountaineers. The more secluded paths around Kelly Loop and Antelope Flats, in the eastern section of the park, are home to larger mammals including deer and bison.

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Yellowstone FAQ: Top 10 Curiosities

Category: Yellowstone Activities

You’ve probably seen images of Yellowstone’s famous geysers blasting toward the sky. Perched atop a dormant super volcano, this 2.2-million-acre wonderland was America’s first national park. It’s home to Old Faithful, the video-worthy cone geyser that’s erupted every 45 minutes to two hours since 2000 (watch the live webcam here), as well as colorful hot springs and a 136-square-mile lake.

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​What Makes Old Faithful So Faithful?

Category: Yellowstone Activities

Most geysers are not predictable. But, of course, we all know that the granddaddy of all geysers is one we have been counting on for years. The ability to determine the eruptions of Old Faithful with impressive accuracy is what earned the world’s most famous geyser its name. Many people mistakenly believe that Old Faithful erupts on or near the same time each day. While that may happen, the times of the previous day’s eruptions don’t actually play a role in the predictions the Yellowstone Park Rangers post each morning.
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Be Prepared For ATV Excitement With Scenic Safaris

Category: Yellowstone Tips

There are many calm, slow-paced ways to explore the surrounding Bridger National Forest. But an ATV Tour with Scenic Safaris is not one of them. Designed to traverse rough landscapes and capable of reaching freeway speeds, the performance all-terrain vehicles we use at Scenic Safaris are the ideal machines for visitors who like their sightseeing with the thrill of speed and adventure.
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Look To The Skies | The Birds of Yellowstone

Category: Wildlife Tours

Yellowstone National Park is known for its amazing wildlife viewing opportunities year-round. Yet when most people think about the wildlife in Yellowstone, they picture bison, bears, elk, moose, or even wolves. At Scenic Safaris, we like to remind folks that not all of the amazing wildlife at Yellowstone can be found on the ground. Over 300 species of birds have been observed within park boundaries since it was established in March 1872. Here are a few to watch for on your next visit...
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Celebrating The Four Seasons of Old Faithful

Category: Yellowstone Vacations

With over a million recorded eruptions, Old Faithful may be the most studied geyser in the world. It is certainly the most famous. Although the majority of visitors come to Yellowstone in the summer, Old Faithful offers spectacular viewing all year long. We’ve compiled a few Old Faithful seasonal highlights to show you what we mean.
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Summer Hikes In Yellowstone

Category: Yellowstone Activities

Days are getting longer and the temperatures are getting warmer. Summer is definitely on its way! Here at Scenic Safaris, we love the beauty of Yellowstone all year long, but there is no denying that summer is peak season for a reason at America’s first national park. While there are a lot of ways to see Yellowstone, nothing brings you up close and personal with the park’s diverse natural beauty like hiking. We are proud to offer two different guided summer hikes highlighting some of the best scenery and wildlife viewing in the park.
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