Yellowstone National Park WEATHER

Yellowstone

Yellow stone may be a vital place within the U.S. it's principally located in northwestern Wyoming and partly in southern Montana and eastern Idaho and includes the best concentration of hydrothermal features within the world. The park was established by the U.S. Congress on March 1, 1872, because the country's first park                                         

How was it made?

Geyser

The Yellowstone caldera was created by gigantic discharge approximately 631,000 years ago. Later lava flows filled in much of the caldera, now it's 30 x 45 miles. Its rim can best be seen from the Washburn Hot Springs overlook, south of Dunraven Pass.

Fun Facts 

  • Yellowstone encompasses 3,472 square miles (2,221,766 acres) which makes it larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined.
  • There are more than 10,000 hydrothermal features in Yellowstone. The four types of thermal features are geysers, hot springs, mud pots, and fumaroles.
  • Yellowstone is home to more than 500 active geysers (more than half the world’s geysers).