Yellowstone is the oldest of the National Parks in the U.S. It was made so when established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872. It is primarily in the state of Montana but also extends into both Idaho and Wyoming.
What impressed me initially was the great highway going through the park. I had the mental image that the road through the park was old, slow and winding. I was pleasantly surprised it is in great shape and fairly wide in spots. In addition to a number of pullouts and observation points, the road is wide enough in many places to pull over while other traffic passes.
The flagship of the nation's oldest park is Old Faithful and we made our way to it for a look at the spectacle. There is a great Visitor's Center there with plenty of parking, and we stopped and took a look around. Then we went outside to view the Geyser. We had about 20 minutes before the next eruption. We waited and waited and then…
It was an overcast day but it was still beautiful. From the West Entrance we stopped at a number of observations points to take some pictures along the Madison River.
There are more pictures from our time at Yellowstone. We will save that for another post. We are thoroughly enjoying our time here.
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