Yellowstone was the first National Park established in the world. Most of the park is part of a massive caldera from a supervolcano. This explains the abundance of hot springs, geysers and Yellowstone Lake. It is a beautiful and amazing place to visit and should be on the bucket list of every American.
We stayed in an RV park on the less frequented North Entrance in Montana. Originally, this entrance with the Roosevelt Arch was the main gateway into the park. Yellowstone is very large with a lot to see, lots to do and with mostly two lane roads to travel on. This is important to note because if a stray animal were to wander anywhere within view of the roadside, traffic will come to a screeching halt and tourists will abandon their cars - in the road to take a photograph. Meanwhile, you may be a quarter of a mile away, stopped in traffic and have no idea why because you can’t see the herd of deer grazing near the roadside - but by the time you get there, I promise you will be ready to kill and eat the deer just to get the traffic moving again. I recommend that you do not visit the park during the summer vacation season.
I’ve included some pictures of our rafting trip on the Yellowstone River. This was our first time rafting and it was great fun. While the rapids were not all that treacherous, the adventure and challenge was thrilling. We will certainly add this to our list of stuff to do again.
Western Montana is beautiful. The weather is dry and the mountain views are spectacular. It is a good life!