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Front-Country Must See's for Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone is a stunning national park located primarily in Wyoming, our home state. It was established as the first national park in the United States in 1872. Yellowstone National Park is over 2 million acres in size, so there is plenty to see. You should take advantage of being a tourist for a day or two and take in all the 'crowd' sites of this amazing park. During peak season even the backcountry is crowded in the Park, but we will discuss backcountry options another day.

One of the top attractions in Yellowstone is the famous Old Faithful geyser. It's known for its regular eruptions, which occur approximately every 90 minutes. Watching the powerful eruption of hot water and steam is truly a mesmerizing experience.

Another must-see in Yellowstone is the Grand Prismatic Spring. It's the largest hot spring in the park and one of the most colorful natural wonders you'll ever see. The vibrant hues of blue, green, and orange are caused by different types of bacteria and algae living in the water.

If you're interested in wildlife, be sure to visit Lamar Valley. It's often referred to as the "Serengeti of North America" due to its abundant wildlife population. You can spot animals like bison, elk, wolves, and even grizzly bears in this picturesque valley.

Yellowstone is also home to the iconic Yellowstone Lake, which is the largest high-elevation lake in North America. It offers breathtaking views and opportunities for fishing, boating, and hiking along its shores.

Lastly, don't miss out on the stunning Yellowstone Falls. This is my favorite front country attraction in the Park. Located in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, these waterfalls are a sight to behold. You can admire them from various viewpoints or even hike down to the base for a closer look.

If you get the chance to go to Yellowstone, take some time and soak it in. See the sites, deal with the crowds, you won't regret it.

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