With over 3400 square miles of land, Yellowstone is full of some of the most stunning views in the country. From waterfalls and canyons to vast open plains and sparkling lakes, Yellowstone is a nature photographer's paradise. See some of Yellowstone's best views below.
1. Old Faithful
No trip to Yellowstone is complete without a trip to Old Faithful. We arrived shortly after it erupted, so we had a bit of a wait till the next eruption, but the wait was absolutely worth it. We were expecting it to erupt for 20 seconds or so, but it was much longer than we had thought.
* If you would like to watch the video of the full eruption, click the photo at the end of this post.
2. Sylvan Lake
From the West Entrance (headed in from Cody, Wyoming), you'll soon arrive at Sylvan Lake, a small, serene lake, complete with pine trees and mountains in the background.
3. Yellowstone Lake
The 87,000 acre Yellowstone Lake lies toward the center of Yellowstone National Park and offers stunning views from all vantage points.
4. Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
One of the most popular places in Yellowstone is the Grand Canyon, and rightfully so. The view is amazing, complete with a waterfall. The colors look like a painting.
Tip: Besides Old Faithful, we battled the crowds more here than anywhere else. Be prepared.
5. Virginia Cascade
Several of the sites at Yellowstone are "drive through" types of sites, including the Virginia Cascade. This was the first of these drives we took, and after this, we vowed to do every single one we found.
Tip: Please note that many of these drives are not available for campers / RVs.
6. Gibbon Falls
One of many waterfalls within the park, Gibbon Falls is located between Norris and Madison, on the Western side of Yellowstone National Park.
7. Firehole Lake Drive
Yellowstone is home to more geothermal areas than anywhere else in the world. One of our favorites was the Firehole Lake Drive area, which features several pools and cascades. Walk the boardwalks and enjoy a free facial!
8. Artist Paintpots
One of the most spectacular views we found was at the top of the hill at the artist paintpots. With mountains in the background and gorgeous thermal pools in pinks and blues below, this was one of our favorite places in the park.
Don't miss these views during your visit to Yellowstone National Park!
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