We visited this amazing park (Yellowstone National Park) in June 2020. You can easily spend multiple days here, many do, however, because of the Pandemic, we spent six hours. I will touch on the highlights.
We entered at the West Gate entrance. We spent little time in line and found a parking spot very quickly. We roamed around and viewing many of the geysers and wildlife which were roaming around. We were able to see Old Faithful and walk up to the Old Faithful Inn. Because of covid this was closed but we were able to look in the windows. It's beautiful on the inside and I would love to spend some time inside this old Hotel enjoying a nice lunch or dinner. We took a hike down to Yellowstone Lake. Yellowstone Lake is the largest high elevation lake (above 7,000 feet / 2,134 m) in North America. It is 20 miles (32.2 km) long and 14 miles (22.5 km) wide, with 141 miles (227 km) of shoreline and a surface area of 132 square miles (342 km2).
We were able to make our way to view the beautiful Grand Canyon at Yellowstone. This area highlights the complex geologic history in dramatic colors and shapes. There are many trails you can hike and take in the breathtaking views. Perfect opportunity for pictures and videos. The day we were there the weather did cooperate with us, but I would suggest that you dress in layers and plan ahead.
You can drive around this park in a car which was really the only option we had, we were able to see many roaming animals such as Bison, Elk and we were even able to see a Black Bear, from a distance of course. If you happen to be driving along and run into a traffic jam, chances are, there is an animal somewhere to observe. Make sure you grab your camera and are ready to snap that picture.
After exploring this park for most of the day, we were starving. We chose a restaurant right outside the West Entrance gate. The name was the Slippery Otter Pub. The food was exactly as the name describes (Pub Food. ) We enjoyed a pizza along with a great IPA, the service was excellent, and we would visit again if we were in the area.
While we visited Yellowstone, we stayed at Yellowstone RV Park in Macks Inn, ID. It was shaded, a lot of trees, people there were genuinely nice it was a lovely place to stay for a few days while visiting Yellowstone. I would not plan an extended stay here, just didn't have a lot to offer and the location was not ideal.
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