Yellowstone became the world’s first National Park in 1872.
It’s America’s oldest National Park
It’s the largest National Park in the lower 48 states
It’s home to half the world’s geysers
It’s designated World Heritage Site
It’s designated Biosphere Reserve Site
The Park occupies 2.2 million acres and measures 63 miles x 54 miles
It's larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined
It’s home to 311 species of bird and 50 species of mammals
It boasts more than 170 species of exotic plants (non native)
Home to one of the world’s largest calderas and petrified forests
1,000 + archaeological sites documented are in the park
It has 6 National Historic Landmarks
It’s affiliated to 21 Indian Tribes
It offers 1,529 miles of backcountry hiking trails
Yellowstone’s highest peak is Eagle Peak at 11, 358 ft
It has 290 waterfalls
Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park area is roughly half the size of New Zealand!
Quite staggering, isn’t it?
Where do you start in planning your holiday around this incredible park? Well, that’s what we’re here for….Call Bon Voyage to discuss the best places to stay (there’s some choice here), best time of year to visit (it’s not easily accessible year round) and how long you should spend here to experience all this wonderful region has to offer.