Before leaving Montana, we took a few days to go explore Yellowstone. We also met family there, so we had lots of fun.
Yellowstone, Americas first national park, is huge. It spans an area of 3,468 sq. miles! Its impossible to see the whole park in a few days.
Yellowstone is 2,219,789 acres, an area larger than the state of Delaware. It also contains 290 waterfalls, with the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone being 308 ft.
Visitation is down this year, about a 50% decrease from past years. We all social distanced and wore masks. Not everyone, though, participated so walking the narrow boardwalks was a challenge.
The unique hydrothermal and geologic formations are amazing to see.
We saw some wildlife. Lots of elk and bison.
Even though it was a quick visit, we enjoyed Yellowstone. We’re glad we got to see family too!
We made our way down south to Texas for the winter. Stay safe, and warm too!