Yellowstone National Park will open to the public for motorized oversnow travel as scheduled on Monday morning, December 15. Recent warm weather and limited snowfall has resulted in very little snowpack on many of the park’s interior roads. Until appreciable snowfall is received and conditions on the park’s packed, groomed roads improve: — Visitors will More Info »
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At the heart of Yellowstone’s past, present, and future lies volcanism. Catastrophic volcanic eruptions occurred here About 2 million years ago, then 1.2 million years ago, and then again 600,000 years ago. The latest eruption spewed out nearly 240 cubic miles of debris. What is now the park’s central portion then collapsed, forming a 28- More Info »
The human history of the Yellowstone region goes back more than 11,000 years. From about 11,000 years ago to the very recent past, many groups of Native Americans used the park as their homes, hunting grounds, and transportation routes. These traditional uses of Yellowstone lands continued until a little over 200 years ago when the More Info »
Yellowstone’s abundant and diverse wildlife are as famous as its geysers. Habitat preferences and seasonal cycles of movement determine, in a general sense, where a particular animal may be at a particular time. Early morning and evening hours are when animals tend to be feeding and thus are more easily seen.