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Category: Yellowstone

Yellowstone Geysers that Aren’t Old Faithful

Admittedly, we’re on a bit of a Yellowstone kick lately. As one of the nation’s oldest and most popular national parks, not to mention the second largest in the continental United States, Yellowstone offers plenty to talk about. Over 4,000,000 visitors flock to the park each year and you can bet they’re all making a…
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Geysers Galore: Hydrothermal Features of Yellowstone

A visit to Yellowstone National Park is almost certain to involve thrilling landscapes and wildlife sightings, but what really sets Yellowstone apart from the pack is the geysers and other hydrothermal features. Of course, “hydrothermal features” sounds a bit boring, but that’s only because geologists can’t take each other seriously if they call these features…
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Yellowstone National Park

On March 1, 1872, Yellowstone became the world’s first national park, designating 2.2 million acres for visitors to experience the unique hydrothermal and geological features that put it on the map. In 2021, Yellowstone National Park hosted 4,860,537 recreational visits, making it the busiest travel season the park has ever seen. If you’re hoping to…
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The Five Closest National Parks to Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole is a gateway to two of America’s greatest and most scenic national parks, Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Here, you can witness nature in its most eye-popping glory, from roaming bison and explosive geysers to jagged mountains that seem to slice open the sky. But those two national parks, treasures as they may be,…
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What’s the Difference Between an Elk, a Reindeer, and a Caribou?

Elk, Reindeer, and Caribou are three animals that are similar and can easily be confused. We wanted to clear the air and get some facts straight on these animals so you never have to wonder which one is which ever again! ELK Here at the Flat Creek Inn we have a special love for elk…
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3 Fun Books about Yellowstone (For Kids!)

Are you planning a trip to Yellowstone anytime soon? Do your kids even know what Yellowstone is? Here are 3 awesome books to get your kids excited about Yellowstone!   Book #1: Yellowstone National Park by Megan Cooley Peterson This book was published in 2019 so it’s current, which is always great. It gives the…
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Yellowstone during the government shutdown

What is Yellowstone like during a partial government shutdown? To answer that, first, let’s talk about what a wintertime visit to this Park is like during non-shutdown times. Normally, most roads are closed to cars, but open to snowmobiles and snowcoaches. Each winter month, the Park gets 20,000 to 30,000 visitors (compared to 700,000 to…
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DO these things when you visit Yellowstone

On our recent trip to Yellowstone, I came up with this simple list of things I think you should DO. DO keep your expectations low for food inside Yellowstone, and DO eat a good meal in Jackson. I will be honest. This time, the food in Yellowstone was not good. Maybe because it was so…
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