Yellowstone: The Birthplace of the NPS

Yellowstone National Park is a nearly 3,500-sq.-mile wilderness recreation area atop a volcanic hot spot. Mostly in Wyoming, the park spreads into parts of Montana and Idaho too. Yellowstone features dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers, including its most famous, Old Faithful. It's also home to hundreds of animal species, including bears, wolves, bison, elk and antelope.

I had the opportunity to explore this magical wonderland on a beautiful summer trip west, hitting the highlights of what this park has to offer. Comment Below with questions as you plan your visit.