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Yellowstone National Park

Home to 60% of the world’s geysers and 50% of the world’s geothermal features, Yellowstone National Park is truly a hot spot for learning. With lava rocks under your feet and a Road Scholar expert naturalist by your side, explore America’s first National Park as you discover kaleidoscopic hot springs, bubbling mud pits, the famous Old Faithful and the Yellowstone Caldera—the largest supervolcano on the continent. Or venture out to the subalpine forests and canyons on a safari search for moose, elk, bison, grizzlies, wolves. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is packed with adventure in any season.

Want to learn more about travel to our National Parks? Check out these National Parks tips.

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Yellowstone National Park Tours

Yellowstone National Park is one of the most unique destinations in the world. Through Yellowstone National Park tours, you’ll be able to discover 60% of the world’s geysers and 50% of the world’s geothermal features, making this an adventure you won’t forget. 

At Road Scholar, we have a wide range of National Park trips in the Yellowstone region, so you can explore the largest supervolcano on the continent. From the Old Faithful Geyser to kaleidoscopic hot springs and bubbling mud pits, these are just some of the key features you can see in America’s first National Park. Learn more about our National Park vacation packages for Yellowstone below.

Highlights of Yellowstone National Park Tours

Yellowstone is known for its awe-inspiring beauty. From the world’s largest collection of geysers and unique wildlife like bison, elk, and grizzly bears, you’ll be able to learn and discover the rich biodiversity and cultures of this world-renowned park. If you’re taking a National Park vacation in Yellowstone, take a look at these highlights:

  • Old Faithful Geyser: The star attraction of Yellowstone is Old Faithful, named after it’s consistent regularity of eruptions that occur anywhere between 35 and 120 minutes throughout the day and can last upwards of five minutes, reaching heights between 90 and 184 feet.
  • Norris Geyser Basin: The Norris Geyser Basin is a collection of the oldest, hottest, and most active geysers in the park. Here, you can view the Steamboat Geyser, which is the largest geyser in the world, erupting irregularly and shooting water 300 feet into the air. You can also walk through the Back Basin, which is a boardwalk trail that brings visitors around a collection of geothermal features.
  • Mammoth Hot Springs: Near the North Entrance of the park, you’ll find Mammoth Hot Springs, which is a series of thermal springs with water temperatures ranging between 60 and 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Minerva Terrace is a series of multi-hued travertine steps formed by the springs.
  • The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: You can’t explore Yellowstone park without a stop by the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. At this attraction, you’ll witness the Yellowstone River plunge 109 feet at the Upper Falls and 308 feet at the Lower Falls.
  • Hayden Valley: If you’re looking to witness wildlife, one of your best bets is Hayden Valley. Here, you can watch roaming bison, elk, and even grizzly bears.
  • Yellowstone Lake: In the heart of Yellowstone, you’ll find Yellowstone Lake, which is rich in animal and plant life. Along the lake, you’ll find rest areas, such as Fishing Bridge and Bridge Bay, where you can camp or stay in a motel.

Tips for Visiting Yellowstone National Park

Visiting Yellowstone National Park is a great way to learn more about the diverse landscapes and wildlife that define America. If you’re headed to Wyoming, consider these National Park tips:

  • Bring all-weather gear to stay protected from the elements
  • View wildlife from a safe distance
  • Follow all directions posted on park signs and maps
  • Pack plenty of food and drinks for fuel
  • Take care of the park by picking up your trash

Book Your Yellowstone National Park Trip with Road Scholar

Road Scholar offers an extensive collection of Yellowstone National Park tours. From group National Park tours to The Best of Yellowstone, we have a wide range of learning adventures suitable for all ages and ability levels. With lava rocks under your feet and a Road Scholar expert naturalist by your side, you can venture out to the subalpine forests and canyons on a safari to discover wildlife, history, and more.