Yellowstone Full Day Tours for 5 or More
- Duration: 11 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Jackson Hole, WY
- Product code: PXZ9GZ
Upon leaving your hotel in Jackson Hole, you will stop at Big Thumb by Yellowstone Lake. For some of you that will be the first time seeing fumaroles, hot springs, warm springsand the huge lake on an elevation of 8000 feet. The magma underneath Yellowstone park heats rain water and melting snow at about 8 miles below the earth surface. The water finds its way back to the surface of the earth, in the form of mud volcano, fumarole, warm and hot springs. Your tour route will lead you to Hayden Valley, home to wolves, Grizzlies, buffalo, and even bald eagles. Further up the road is the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. There are two water falls in the canyon, upper and lower falls. It is one of the must see locations in the park. The canyon must have been in the works, thousands of years ago. It is deep and its sheer massiveness will leave you awestruck. Its banks are yellow, probably due to large amounts of sulfur. Norris Geysers several miles away from the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone has magnificent hot and warm springs. One of them has greenish colored water, due to sulfur. The Steamboat Geyser and a huge furmarole are also some of the attractions of Norris Geysers.
Once you leave Norris Geysers, the next stop will be the mud pots. Here you will find mud with doses of chemicals bubbling, warm springs and sky blue warm water. The deep blue water is as result of depth of the spring. You will stop at the Grand Prismatic Springs, where from a distance you will notice rainbow-like colors of hot steam rising up the in the usually blue sky. Bacteria and chemicals line the shores of the spring as well as the banks of the stream runoff. It is one of the five must sees in the lower loop. As you drive further in the park, south, before you reach Old Faithful Geyser, you may stop at the Black Sand Basin. It has an emerald hot spring, where a rare spider subsists. You will also find several warm and hot springs spouting water intermittently as if it is staged..
and amazement in their faces when the geyser erupts. Old Faithful perhaps draws more people than any other geological feature in Yellowstone National Park.