Can You Reach Old Faithful in Winter? Yes!

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Old Faithful has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most spectacular sights in the United States. Its clockwork-like eruptions occur every 35 to 120 minutes. While that might seem like an uncertain amount of time to wait, it’s incredibly reliable on a geological timescale and makes for a guaranteed sighting that lasts up to five minutes.

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How to Choose the Best Guided Hiking Trip in Yellowstone

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If you’re looking for the best guided hiking trip, then you’ve come to the right place. Experience your next trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks with a Scenic Safaris guided hiking tour. Geysers, wildlife and amazing views await in this area of Jackson, Wyoming. Here’s an overview of our most popular guided trips depending on which sights you want to see. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong!

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Plan An Unforgettable Yellowstone Family Vacation

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Situated atop a volcanic hot spot, Yellowstone is the world’s first national park. Located mostly in Wyoming, the park is a popular vacation destination for families because there’s so much to see and do. From exploring natural geysers to taking a guided wildlife tour, there are endless opportunities for epic outdoor adventures. Thanks to the staff at Scenic Safaris, your family vacation is about to get wild. Here’s how to plan an unforgettable Yellowstone family vacation.

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Our Favorite Yellowstone Tours

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Whether it’s by foot, van, raft, or ATV, touring Yellowstone National Park is a once in a lifetime adventure. With beautiful natural features and stunning wildlife, the park typically draws over 4 million visitors a year. If you’re planning a trip to Yellowstone National Park, here are some of our favorite Yellowstone tours.

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​Yellowstone's Grand Canyon: Things to Know

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Yellowstone is known for many things; the paragon of all geysers “Old Faithful”, bison that still roam in herds, and unspoiled wildlife in pristine backcountry. If that’s all you associate with Yellowstone National Park, however, you’re missing something amazing. Among its lesser-known features is a Grand Canyon of stunning size and beauty.

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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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​Why National Parks Matter

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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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​Why You Should Visit Yellowstone in Winter

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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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​Yellowstone’s Geology Explained

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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

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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 FAQ: Top 10 Curiosities

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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?

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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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Summer Hikes In Yellowstone

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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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Interesting Facts About Old Faithful

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Old Faithful, the world’s most famous geyser, is a must-see for visitors to Yellowstone. Most people know that Old Faithful got its name based on its highly reliable eruptions. But chances are, that may be all you know about this iconic hydrothermal feature of America’s first national park. Here are a few more interesting facts about Old Faithful.
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