​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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Exploring Yellowstone With The Best Guides

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Whether it’s your first trip to Yellowstone or your 101st, America’s first national park always has something new for you to discover. While you can see things on your own, exploring Yellowstone with the help of a professional guide helps to ensure that you not only experience the attractions you came to see, but also some that you may not have even known existed.
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​Yellowstone Snowmobiling Your Way

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Every winter, the roads in Yellowstone National Park are closed to cars, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy and explore all that this magnificent park has to offer. The deep snow that makes car travel impossible creates some of the best snowmobiling trails in the country.
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Snowmobile Adventures For Every Reason

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Looking for an adrenaline-filled winter adventure? A guided snowmobile tour with Scenic Safaris may be just the answer for your need for speed. Imagine feeling the wind whipping passed as you race across groomed trails or deep powder in the backcountry. With our multi-day snowmobile packages, we have a variety of options that will certainly deliver the excitement you’re looking for this winter.
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Plan Your Summer Kayaking Trip

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Does the frozen landscape of winter have you dreaming of paddling in a kayak on lazy, summer days? Despite the current cold temperatures, warm weather will be here before you know it. Which is why now is the perfect time to plan ahead for your summer kayaking trip. At Scenic Safaris, we offer a unique Yellowstone kayak package you’ll definitely want to check out.
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Highlights Of Our Old Faithful Tour

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Every year, more than four million people come to Yellowstone National Park. Many of them come specifically to see Yellowstone’s most well-known geothermal feature: Old Faithful.

At Scenic Safaris, we offer year-round guided tours throughout Yellowstone National Park. Here are just a few of the favorite sites you'll see on our Old Faithful Snow Coach Tour.

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Family Fun on Snowmobile Trails

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Snowmobile trails are a fantastic way to explore the great outdoors together as a family during the winter. If you are not from an area that receives significant snowfall, you may not have previously considered snowmobiling, which is a family-friendly activity. Many locals in the Jackson and Teton Valley region have fond memories of family snowmobile excursions.
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Experience Old Faithful in Winter | Mountain Adventure Tours

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There are a variety of mountain adventure tours for you to choose from here at Scenic Safaris! One of our favorites, the Old Faithful Winter Tour, is an excursion that appeals to the young and old, regardless of snowmobile experience level. This famous geyser brings people from across the globe to Yellowstone year-round but we want to give you a unique tour of it ourselves.
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Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris

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Explore the winter wonderland of Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons on one of our Jackson Hole Wildlife safaris. Winter is a great time for wildlife viewing in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. During the winter months, many of the large game animals within Yellowstone come down to lower elevations in search of food and water. Our Scenic Safaris specialty tours are planned around the migration of local wildlife, as well as group interest.

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Yellowstone by Snowcoach: Amazing Winter Waterfalls

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There's more than one way to have a winter adventure in Yellowstone National Park, and if you're not up for piloting one of our rented snowmobiles, you might love embarking on one of Scenic Safaris' luxurious snowcoach tours. A Yellowstone snowcoach features either our Bigfoot vehicle or our Mattracks van. Either one makes for a comfortable ride right into the thick of some of Yellowstone's most famous features, including its waterfalls.
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Best Yellowstone Tours for Fall

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The fall season at Yellowstone is one of the park’s best kept secrets. While summer welcomes the highest number of visitors every year, autumn rewards those willing to visit outside of peak season. Thanks to wildlife migrations and fewer visitors, some of the best Yellowstone tours are available during the fall season. Here are a few tips and tricks for people planning a trip to Yellowstone this fall.

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Wyoming 4x4 Adventures

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Scenic Safaris offers the ultimate Yellowstone Park adventure. See the mountainous areas that surround this force of nature from the comfort of a late- model ATV or off-road vehicle. A Wyoming 4x4 expedition that features an experienced guide is an adventure you'll never forget. Fabulous flora, entertaining wildlife, and the quiet serenity of one of America's last unspoiled places are all combined to make this year's vacation a spectacular trip into a unique world.
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Yellowstone Adventures: Eagle Peak (Yellowstone's highest point)

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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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Best Yellowstone Park Activities for First-Time Visitors

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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

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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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