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Yellowstone Geology

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- by 47- mile caldera (or basin).

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Yellowstone History

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 first people of European descent found their way into the park.

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Yellowstone Wildlife

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.

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Yellowstone Maps

We have a complete selection of Yellowstone National Park Maps to help plan your Yellowstone vacation.

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Geysers & Hotsprings

Yellowstone. National Park is home to some 10,000 thermal features, over 500 hundred of which are geysers. In fact, Yellowstone contains the majority of the worlds geysers. Within Yellowstone’s thermal features can be seen the product of millions of years of geology at work.

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