Approximately a 40-minute drive from The Old Kirby Place, Yellowstone National Park offers visitors the opportunity to see a true national treasure.
Established by President U.S. Grant in 1872, Yellowstone was the first national park in the world. The park spans an area of 3,468 square miles, comprising lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges. Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America and is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest super-volcano on the continent. The caldera is considered an active volcano; it has erupted with tremendous force several times in the last two million years. Half of the world's geothermal features are in Yellowstone, fueled by this ongoing volcanism. Lava flows and rocks from volcanic eruptions cover most of the land area of Yellowstone. The park is the centerpiece of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest remaining, nearly intact ecosystem in the Earth's northern temperate zone.
From Old Faithful to buffalo, elk, geese, osprey, eagles, moose, bear and wolves, there is much to see at Yellowstone. If you'd like to plan to spend time at Yellowstone while at The Old Kirby Place, let us know and we'll provide you with some tips that will help you enjoy your trip.
For more information please visit: http://www.nps.gov/yell/