Best Guidebook Award: Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers & Photographers
Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first national park, is a magnificent area with beautiful, dramatic scenery and incredible hydrothermal features. Within its 2.2-million acres lies some of the earth’s greatest natural treasures. Sixty percent of the world’s geysers are located in Yellowstone National Park in addition to 10,000 hot springs, bubbling mud pots, and steaming fumaroles. The park is also famous for its waterfalls and the magnificent Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, which stretches twenty miles long, spans 4,000 feet across and is 1,200 feet deep.
Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park (an award winning book from the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers) includes a thorough cross-section of 82 hikes throughout this national park. Now in its fourth edition, the guide includes all of the park’s most popular hikes as well as a wide assortment of secluded backcountry trails. Many hikes lead to hot springs, bubbling mud pots, steaming fumaroles, and geysers (including Old Faithful) that are predominant throughout the park. Several hikes explore the rim and interior of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, a deep chasm cut by the Yellowstone River. Highlights include thundering waterfalls, unusual thermal features, expansive meadows, alpine lakes, secluded canyons, and 360-degree vistas of the park. All levels of hiking experience are accommodated, from level boardwalk trails to mountainous treks up to panoramic overlooks.
Each hike includes a detailed map, accurate driving and hiking directions, distance/time/elevation statistics, a list of relevant maps, and summaries to help hikers find a trail appropriate to their ability and desire.
Each hike includes:
- detailed map
- accurate driving and hiking directions
- distance/time/elevation statistics
- list of relevant maps
- summaries to help hikers find a trail appropriate to their ability and desire
- several overall maps to show the hikes in the greater area