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January 30, 2020

Coyotes are found in many, if not most, of America's national parks. When programs to eradicate large predators thrived in the early-1900s, coyotes proved wily and were rarely eradicated, unlike larger predators like grizzly bears and wolves. Today, they live across mo...

January 10, 2020

It should go without saying that you should follow all posted rules while in the National Parks, but apparently, it does not go without saying. In September, two men walked onto the cone of Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park. Not only is this dangerous, it can d...

December 13, 2018

A few months ago, we posted on Steamboat Geyser at Yellowstone National Park. Steamboat Geyser, the world's tallest active geyser, is not a geyser that erupts with any regularity. It can go decades without erupting. Earlier this year, however, Steamboat began erupting....

September 7, 2018

Yellowstone National Park is a home to the Uinta Ground Squirrel, a small rodent resembling a prairie dog. If you are visiting Yellowstone, look for them at Mammoth Hot Springs, where you are likely to see them during early summer. Although small in size, the Uinta Gro...

June 21, 2018

Yellowstone National Park’s hot springs are among its most dangerous natural features. Because of this, the park has many signs warning visitors to stay on the marked paths around its hot springs. For people who have visited hot springs elsewhere, particularly those wh...

May 10, 2018

Although the geysers and hydrothermal features are the biggest draw at Yellowstone National Park, its wildlife is another reason America's first national park has become one of the most popular of our

national parks. The park's grizzly bears have fascinated visitors sin...

May 3, 2018

The most famous of Yellowstone National Park’s geysers is Old Faithful. However, Old Faithful is not Yellowstone’s tallest geyser. That honor belongs to Steamboat Geyser, which erupts up to 300 feet in the air during its major eruptions. In contrast, Old Faithful only...

April 19, 2018

Get out of the developed areas of Yellowstone and experience the adventure of visiting one of the park's backcountry geyser basins.

April 16, 2018

We are so excited to announce that the latest edition of 101 Travel Bits, 101 Travel Bits: Yellowstone National Park, is now available!

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