Yellowstone bukan hanya taman nasional pertama di Amerika Serikat. Ini juga merupakan taman nasional pertama di dunia. Yellowstone juga merupakan salah satu taman nasional paling unik di dunia. Karena terletak di atas gunung berapi super, daerah ini benar-benar menjadi sarang panas bumi. Ini juga rumah bagi hewan liar lebih dari sekedar tempat di Amerika Serikat. Taman ini, pada kenyataannya, salah satu dari beberapa tempat di mana makhluk langka, seperti serigala abu-abu dan beruang grizzly, terlihat pada basis yang cukup teratur. Gambaran tentang tempat wisata terbaik di Taman Nasional Yellowstone:
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West Thumb Geyser Basin
The West Thumb Geyser Basin is located on the shores of Yellowstone Lake. Although this is one of the smallest geyser basins in Yellowstone, it does contain a well-known geothermal feature, the Fishing Cone Geyser. Before 1911, anglers who were fishing in Yellowstone Lake near this geyser would sometimes plunk their catch still on the hook into the cone’s boiling water, effectively cooking it alive. That practice was outlawed in 1911. The West Thumb Basin is also home to several other geysers, bubbling mud pots, and hot springs, including the park’s deepest pool, the Abyss Pool. West Thumb Bay, where this basin is located, gets its name because Yellowstone Lake was described by an early expedition party as looking like a hand. And this western bay was said to look like the thumb of that hand.
This is a very large lake — in fact the largest freshwater lake above 7,000 feet (2,100 meters) in North America. It is also a very unusual lake. Underneath its surface lie geysers, hot springs and canyons that are up to 390 feet (120 meters) deep. There is also a spot in Yellowstone Lake’s Mary Bay where water temperatures of 252 degrees F have been recorded. From the surface, though, this body of water looks — for the most part — just like any other lake in the United States. And both fishing — permit required — and boating are allowed on Yellowstone Lake, which contains several different species of fish, including cutthroat trout and longnose suckers. Visitors who want to stay near this lake should book their accommodations at either the Lake Yellowstone Hotel, which was originally built in 1891, or the Lake Lodge Cabins.
This mountain peak was named for Henry D. Washburn who led the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition that explored Yellowstone Park in 1870. Mount Washburn is one of the most popular places to hike in Yellowstone. There are two trails that ascend the mountain — one that starts at the Dunraven Pass Trailhead and another that begins at the Chittenden Road parking lot. Both offer breathtaking views of the surrounding area, but because of their popularity, they can be crowded during the peak tourism season. Although these trails are considered fairly easy, the high elevation does affect some hikers. Wild animals, including mountain goats and bears, can sometimes be seen from these trails.