Top 5 Must Sees in Yellowstone

by - 8/22/2015


My husband and I visited Yellowstone National Park in the summer of 2013. We were lucky enough to have time to enjoy 2 days in the park plus 2 days for travelling. Definitely a must for anyone who has the chance to visit this spectacular National Park! Scroll to the end of the page for our Yellowstone vlog!


The Fountain Paint Pots are located within the Lower Geyser Basin, the largest geyser basin in the area. It is an easy boardwalk trail and can be completed within 45 minutes. There are various hot springs, mud pots, and geysers along the trail including the Bacteria Mats, Silex Spring, Fountain Paint Pot, Jet Geyser, Fountain Geyser, and Jelly Geyser.


Jelly Geyser


Fountain Geyser

Silex Sping

Fountain Geyser



The Midway Geyser Basin is much smaller then the Lower and Upper Basins, however, it contains two of the largest hot springs in the world. An icon of Yellowstone, Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest in Yellowstone and the third largest in the world. Excelsior Geyser, now consider a spring and once the worlds largest geyser, had it's last major eruption in the 1880s. 

Excelsior Geyser



Excelsior Geyser

Grand Prismatic Spring

Excelsior Geyser


Grand Prismatic Spring

Excelsior Geyser



Old Faithful is the most famous attraction in Yellowstone. The geyser erupts every 35 to 120 minutes. Its maximum height ranges from 90 to 184 feet. There are numerous benches situated around the geyser and you can enjoy a meal or an ice cream at the hotel. Check out Old Faithful erupting live here!



Yellowstone Lake is the largest body of water in Yellowstone National Park and is the largest alpine lake in America. West Thumb Geyser Basin is also along the shore of the lake. We were able to rent a speed boat for $50/hr and had a nice cruise around the tranquil lake.






Both the Lower and Upper Falls are majestic waterfalls located in the Grand Canyon area. Lower Falls is the parks tallest at 308ft, while the Upper Falls stand at 109ft. Both falls can be viewed at numerous points on both sides of the canyon.

Brink of Upper Falls

Brink of Upper Falls

Upper Falls

Artist Point

Artist Point

Lower Falls

We were lucky enough to see herds of Bison and numerous bears! Remember to stay in your cars when encountering wildlife, or you could be attacked like this unfortunate lady!






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6 comments

  1. The photos are amazing. I'll definitely add visiting this park to my bucket list :)
    Norina xx
    http://norinamm.blogspot.de/

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    1. Thank you! It's definitely a must see place! :)

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  2. Thanks for a follow on Bloglovin', girl :) So glad I came to follow you - loving your blog & all the travel experiences! Yellowstone is defo on my bucket list :)
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. So many exotic looking spots in one place! Wish I could go there one day (The list keeps growing XD)

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    1. I know right? My list grows every day :)

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