Yellowstone: Explore the USA's oldest national park (video)

The world's oldest national park is best known for its explosive geysers

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. LAMAR VALLEY. MOUNTAIN RANGE AND FOREST

Tour Iconic Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is the world's oldest national park, with thousands of miles of trails for hikers and explores.

The park's unique geology means it's home to more than 10,000 thermal features and more than 300 geysers (including its most famous, Old Faithful, which shoots water 300ft into the air) as well as one of the world's largest petrified forests. There are also nearly 300 waterfalls, with the 308ft Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River as its showpiece.

One of the park's main attractions include the wildlife, which includes bison, moose, elk and pronghurn, two species of bear as well as gray wolf, and millions visit the park every year

Spreading from the north west corner of Wyoming into parts of Montana and Idaho, Yellowstone draws millions of visitors every year and the video above gives just a taste of what to expect.

2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest latest entries

2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest latest entries


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