In the winter of 1807, John Colter (a former member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition) discovered the land now known as Yellowstone National Park. His reports of its gushing geysers, bizarre colorful springs and ethereal steaming pools of water were mocked, and the region was jokingly referred to as, “Colter’s Hell.” It was only later that Yellowstone’s beauty and allure was truly appreciated by other European explorers, traders and settlers – a slice of land so unique, it’s almost extraterrestrial.
Named America’s first official national park in 1872, Yellowstone has fascinated adventure-seekers for centuries. With so much to see and do, it’s no wonder millions of people continue to visit every year. As the expert in educational tours for seniors in Yellowstone, we’ve compiled a list of experiences you won’t want to miss – from embarking on a wildlife safari to hiking through Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon.