Yellowstone Park Opens for the Season This Weekend!

Since it’s officially spring, facilities throughout Yellowstone National Park will start opening this weekend on a staggering schedule. Get planning– it’s time to visit Yellowstone National Park!

To ring in the season, we have released a new series of tours that guarantees an overnight stay inside Yellowstone Park at the famous Yellowstone Lakeside Hotel!

Cabin at Yellowstone Lakeside Hotel
Cabin at Yellowstone Lakeside Hotel

These tours will also get you the best views of sunset and sunrise right from your hotel room. These special tours range from 4-to 11-day tours and depart from Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. Some of them also include extra bonuses, so be sure to check them all out. Tour prices start at $368 per person and to help you save even more we have a ‘Buy 2 Get 3rd FREE’ discount! If you’re wondering exactly what in Yellowstone you will see, we have put together a list (and pictures) for you:

 

Old Faithful

This world-famous geyser is located in Yellowstone’s Upper Geyser Basin, and is one of the most famous natural features in the world. Named in 1870 for its remarkable consistency, Old Faithful erupts approximately every 91 minutes. This means you are sure to see the amazing geyser do its thing on your tour. The water erupting from this geyser reaches an average height of 130 feet in only 15 to 20 seconds. With how spectacular technology is these days, you can even watch Old Faithful erupt from the comfort of your home (or work… don’t worry, we won’t tell) with this live webcam.

 

Old Faithful
Old Faithful

 

Yellowstone Lake

Considered the largest freshwater lake at high elevation (above 7,000 feet) in North America, Yellowstone Lake sits at 7,732 feet in the air. The lake is approximately 20 miles long, 14 miles wide, and has an underwater canyon 390 feet deep. The volcanic lake’s temperatures can get up to 252 degrees Fahrenheit!

View of Yellowstone Lake from Yellowstone Lakeside Hotel

 

Mammoth Hot Springs

These hot springs were formed about 600,000 years ago when a large volcanic eruption occurred. As hot water comes up through the surface, it dissolves large portions of the rock. The white substance you see on the edges of the rocks is dissolved limestone. One of the best features of this area is that it is constantly changing; it will be different each time you visit!

Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs

 

Lower Yellowstone River Falls

At 308 feet high, the Lower Yellowstone River Falls is the largest waterfall in Yellowstone. It is nearly two times taller than New York’s Niagara Falls, and is the second most-photographed feature of Yellowstone (behind only Old Faithful).

Lower Yellowstone River Falls
Lower Yellowstone River Falls

 

 

If you are looking for additional options for Yellowstone tours, please be sure to check out TakeTours.com!