Lake Yellowstone Hotel: Architectural History in Yellowstone National Park

Category: Yellowstone Vacations

For 125 years, the Lake Yellowstone Hotel has been providing luxury accommodations in Yellowstone for families and friends. The first hotel in Yellowstone, the Lake Hotel has been a member of the Historic Hotels of America since 2012 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2015. Although we at Scenic Safaris usually focus on the nature and wildlife of Yellowstone, the Lake Hotel is an amazing man-made wonder amidst the natural beauty and definitely worth checking out. From the iconic Ionic columns to design details in the guest rooms, the Yellowstone Lake Hotel is a beautiful piece of architectural history.
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Obsidian Cliff: Yellowstone What to See

Category: Yellowstone Activities

If it's your first trip to Yellowstone National Park, make sure you take time to see the magnificent, natural attraction Obsidian Cliff. Of the best sights to see in Yellowstone this amazing sight will only take a small chunk of time out of your busy sightseeing day. 
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Bison Facts: Get to Know Yellowstone's Shaggy Behemoth

Category: Wildlife Tours

When people come to Yellowstone National Park and ask for Yellowstone facts, they almost always want to know about the bison. The largest land mammal in the North America has become so well linked to Yellowstone. These once abundant animals are some of the most popular wildlife at Yellowstone for good reason. From their size to their speed, everything about bison is extraordinary and their survival as a species is inextricably tied to Yellowstone.
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Yellowstone Adventures: Eagle Peak (Yellowstone's highest point)

Category: Yellowstone Activities

Six miles east of Yellowstone Lake’s southeastern edge, Eagle Peak rises on the horizon to a prominent point. Reaching an elevation of 11,367 feet, Eagle Peak is the highest point in Yellowstone National Park. This distinctive landmark in the Yellowstone Lake skyline was formed from a combination of violent, volcanic activity and slow erosion.

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Meet the Gray Wolf: A Yellowstone Wildlife Success Story

Category: Wildlife Tours

Believe it or not, it was once open season for gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park. When the park was first formed in 1872, the gray wolf was considered an undesirable predator, and it was actually the government who all but eradicated them. Wolf-killing went on in the park right up until 1926, when conservationists became aware of the damage of eliminating an entire species. According to records reported by Adolph Murie, a noted biologist of the time, over 100 gray wolves were killed by Yellowstone park rangers between 1916 and 1924.

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Best Yellowstone Park Activities for First-Time Visitors

Category: Yellowstone Activities

If it's your first visit to Yellowstone National Park, you may to be tempted to try and see everything this wilderness area has to offer in just a few days’ time, but in reality that simply isn't possible. Yellowstone stretches on for nearly 3,500 square miles, and you couldn't see everything it has to offer if you spent a lifetime inside the park, let alone a single weekend.

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Must-See Yellowstone Attractions: Riverside Geyser

Category: Yellowstone Activities

Located in the Upper Geyser Basin, alongside the Firehole River, you'll find the Riverside Geyser. This natural attraction is a favorite among the Yellowstone geysers as it shoots superheated water in an arc that can reach as far as 75 feet. On a good day, when the conditions are right, the Riverside Geyser stretches from one side of the river to the other, forming a colorful rainbow that's a rare sight to see. 

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Explore Yellowstone Safely With A Guided Tour

Category: Yellowstone Tips

Yellowstone National Park is a protected wilderness and is managed in a way that preserves the natural resources, forests, wildlife, and habitats that exist there. When you book a Scenic Safaris' tour to explore Yellowstone, you'll be led by a knowledgeable guide who is dedicated to making sure you see all the best sights safely. But it's still good to have some idea of what to expect before you visit this wild area that still belongs to nature. 

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Jackson Hole ATV Rental This Summer

Category: Wildlife Tours

Jackson Hole may be best known for its winter skiing, but locals know that there’s something pretty amazing about the beauty of a mountain summer. The mild temperatures, combined with abundant plant and wildlife make the summer months the ideal time to explore Yellowstone via ATV. Here are just a few of the reasons you should wander through Yellowstone with a Jackson Hole ATV Rental this summer.

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What To Look For When Hiking In Yellowstone Park

Category: Yellowstone Vacations

If you're planning to go hiking in Yellowstone Park, you may already have your itinerary set. As with many visitors, we expect that you’ve included a visit to Old Faithful. Seeing a few elk and bison probably ranks high on your list too.

But there are other epic moments awaiting you inside this scenic wilderness -- ones that are lesser known yet just as thrilling. A few of them are only found in this 34,000-plus square acres that help to make up one of the last temperate eco-systems on Earth. 

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Plan A Yellowstone Trip With A Guided Tour

Category: Yellowstone Vacations

Ready to plan a Yellowstone Trip? Then you probably have a lot of questions about the best way to see and do as much as possible. With the park’s vast acreage—more than 34,000 square miles—it can be difficult to figure out how to fit in all the highlights during your stay.

But, when you book a guided tour with Scenic Safaris, you don’t have to worry about a thing. We offer a comprehensive overview of the best of what Yellowstone National Park has to offer.

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See Yellowstone Through The Seasons

Category: Yellowstone Vacations

Yellowstone National Park is year-round. Whether you come to the park in spring, summer, fall, or winter, at Scenic Safaris we can guarantee there will always be fun things to do and spectacular things to see. 

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Guided Yellowstone Tour For Your Family

Category: Wildlife Tours

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you have little ones, teenagers, or grown up children, your family can enjoy the vacation of a lifetime on a Guided Yellowstone Tour.

Imagine exploring and taking in all the wonder of this vast, unspoiled wilderness. With so much to see and do, you do not want to miss out on a single thing. When you book a Scenic Safaris Guided Yellowstone Tour, we will show you the highlights of this amazing national park, as well as some sights that you may not have discovered on your own.

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Best Yellowstone Tours For Any Season

Category: Yellowstone Activities

There's more than one way to explore Yellowstone National Park. In fact, the best Yellowstone tours are the most comfortable. When you elect to explore this vast wilderness with Scenic Safaris, we'll make sure your sightseeing expedition includes all the comforts of home as well as the most up-front and personal opportunities to capture that once-in-a-lifetime photo.

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Grand Teton Tours | Geological History

Category: Wildlife Tours

Stretching for more than 3,000 miles across the Western United States and into Canada stands the majestic Rocky Mountain Range. Over 55 million years old, this massive divide began its reach upward to heights of over 14,000 feet. Making up this amazing wonder are a series of smaller mountain ranges that include the Beartooth, Absaroka, and Tetons; of them all the Tetons are the youngest. Only 9 to 12 million years old, this spectacular mountain range that lies just south of Yellowstone National Park features the Grand Teton Mountain, all 13,770 feet of it. When you come along on one of Scenic Safaris’ spectacular Grand Teton tours, you will discover the beauty, wonder, and mystique of this picturesque Western wilderness.

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Yellowstone Grand Canyon Hikes | Fun Facts

Category: Yellowstone Activities

Yellowstone National Park has always been a popular destination for families with children. Since its inception in 1872, the geysers, hot springs, wildlife, vistas, and wildness of the area have offered beauty and recreation to millions of visitors each year. One of the biggest attractions of them all is Yellowstone's very own Grand Canyon. If you've never experienced this modern miracle of nature, it is definitely something to see.

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Yellowstone Tours | Best Kept Secrets

Category: Yellowstone Vacations

Why rely on guided Yellowstone tours through that spectacular wild place we call Yellowstone National Park? Because this picturesque wilderness stretches for more than 3,400 square miles, features 40 major waterfalls, and is home to over 10,000 thermal features. And while you could find and explore all of Yellowstone's best-kept secrets on your own, it might take a lifetime or longer.

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Brooks Lake Lodge & Scenic Safaris

Category: Yellowstone Activities

Today, Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa, in the heart of the historic Shoshone National Forest, is a luxury western resort for visitors en route to Yellowstone National Park and points west. It’s a great place to stay if you’re coming to Yellowstone for a Scenic Safaris adventure.

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Grand Teton Hikes | Beauty & History

Category: Yellowstone Activities

Our Grand Teton hikes take you right into the thick of the vast wilderness area that was given its name by French trappers who, it’s rumored, originally christened the mountain range Les Trois Teton.

Reports vary, however, depending upon whom you ask; some say the Shoshone Indians were first with a name for this area of the Rocky Mountains, calling it Teewinot, which means "Many Pinnacles." Others will tell you it was named after the Teton Sioux Indians. Regardless of which story you choose to believe, you're still going to love exploring this area with a seasoned guide who's well versed in all the lore. Some areas of the Tetons today are just as fascinating and primitive as they were in the 1800s, and our Scenic Safaris' Grand Teton Hikes offer you the opportunity to take that perfect step back in time.

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Old Faithful Tours | Mudspots, Hot Springs & Geysers

Category: Wildlife Tours

When you book one of Scenic Safaris' Old Faithful tours, inside America's famed Yellowstone National Park, you'll see, feel, smell and maybe even taste the adventure of a lifetime.

Yellowstone Park features an exotic assortment of hydrothermal features to rival any other area of the world. Hydrothermal refers to heated water, and if you've ever longed to be on-site when Old Faithful blows her top, Old Faithful tours are the way to do it.

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Grand Canyon Tours...in Yellowstone!

Category: Yellowstone Activities

Breathtaking, awe-inspiring, inspirational: Scenic Safaris' Grand Canyon tours provide you with an unparalleled experience in one of America's most amazing locales. But, this Grand Canyon may not be the one you’re thinking of, our Grand Canyon is located in the heart of Yellowstone National Park, and it has a natural beauty all its own.

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Granite Hot Springs Awaits You

Category: Yellowstone Activities

A half-hour southeast of Jackson, Wyoming lies the natural phenomenon known as Granite Hot Springs. In 1933, this naturally occurring spring was enhanced by the Civilian Conservation Corps when a pool was built to catch and contain the naturally heated water. Since then, this popular swimming hole has been the go-to place for adventurers to relax after a long, hard day of hiking through Yellowstone's tough terrain.
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Yellowstone Fly Fishing | Best Flies

Category: Fishing in Yellowstone

When it's time to unplug from the stress of daily living, head to Yellowstone National Park and spend a relaxing day on the famous Snake River. A fly rod in hand and a host of flies by your side will help you net some of the biggest and best cutthroat trout in the area. A Yellowstone fly fishing adventure with Scenic Safaris is the perfect way to relax and unwind.
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What to Wear When Backpacking in Yellowstone

Category: Yellowstone Activities

Dressing for success takes on a whole new meaning when your day includes backpacking in Yellowstone. The backcountry wilderness of this national park includes some of the most scenic, wild areas of America, but if you're not dressed appropriately, your enjoyment could be short lived. Learn how best to dress for a day spent on a Scenic Safaris hike into the picturesque wilds of Yellowstone.
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Tasty Trout Recipes for the Yellowstone Angler

Category: Fishing in Yellowstone

The key to grilling an attractive trout is to place it over direct heat for roughly four minutes before moving it to the side of the grill to finish cooking over indirect heat for another 12 to 14 minutes. This gives your trout those lovely grill marks and soft, flaky flesh that are the marks of a professionally prepared fish.
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