Places to see in Yellowstone include geysers, hot and warm springs, flowers, tall pine trees, canyons, water falls large and small animals. Things to do and places to visit in Yellowstone are many. The land of 2.2 million acres with its sister park the Grand Tetons with 330,000 acres are pristine and far beyond description as to its beauty. There are at least 14 places to see and great things to do in these two parks.
Emerald Pool in the Black Sand Geyser Basin is a hot spring with green, orange, yellow colors. It slightly changes colors by the seasons.
Grand Prismatic Spring in the middle geyser basin has what you may describe rainbow colors. It is 371 feet long. Bacteria survives by the edges of the pool.
Excelsior Geyser releases 4000 gallons of warm water a minute into the Fire Hole River. Temperatures could reach 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
Beehive Geyser in the upper geyser basin goes off for about 4 minutes and 50 seconds. It is estimated to go upwards of 190 feet high. It is located across the Fire Hole River adjacent to the Old Faithful Geyser.
Old Faithful Geyser goes off every ninety minutes plus or minus ten. Hot water gushes out of it its silica vent for about two minutes and steadily fizzles out. There are about five hundred geysers in Yellowstone.
Fountain Paint Pots in the Lower Geyser Basin has two beautiful features you can see. Silex Spring is deep blue most of the year. Driving on the road, you can see it. The Fountain Paint Pots are formed by a combination of bacteria activity, water, soil and heat from underneath the Yellowstone Volcanic chamber.
Steamboat Geyser is in the Norris Geyser Basin. From the Ranger station walk about a mile in trail leading to the geyser. It expels water from its chamber infrequently. However, when it does, water goes up to three hundred feet in the air.
Big Thumb Geyser Basin and Lake Yellowstone. Big Thumb has mud pots and hot springs. Lake Yellowstone has vents which release unseen hot water into the lake.
Fire Hole Drive off of Fire Hole River is a beautiful scenic road with a spectacular volcanic cliff and water just by the road.
Brink of the Upper Falls in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, is best seen on a sunny afternoon. It may have a rainbow or two. The roaring water in front of you from the Upper Falls is extremely impressive. It is powerful and clean.
Huckleberry Ridge in the Upper Loop of Yellowstone is a volcanic cliff, part of what erupted 2.1 million years ago. Yellowstone has had three explosions in the past, this is one of them.
Palette Springs in Mammoth Hot Springs are giant basins of hot water which is formed of calcium and other minerals. The springs constantly (in comparison to geysers) move from one spot to another.
Tower Falls a short walk past the gift shop is a long slim water drop which ends in Yellowstone River. The road heading north from Tower Falls leads you to a breath taking vertical basalt cliff, just before Calcite Spring.
Morning Glory is about a mile and a half miles from Old Faithful, walking on paved trails. In the middle of the pool it has aquamarine look to it with yellow brownish colors on the edges. It is a gem that many have trekked there to see over the years.