Before searching for Yellowstone cabin rentals and booking your flight to come explore this amazing national park, here are some facts and information you may find interesting. Yellowstone National Park is synonymous with tranquility, beauty, and rustic appeal. However, there is so much more to learn and explore when it comes to this astonishing wilderness. Did you know…
Yellowstone National Park includes an active super volcano!
There are only 30 known super volcanoes in the world and the massive 30 x 45 mile caldera located in Yellowstone National Park is the only one located on land. Scientists have determined that this monstrous volcano has had three cataclysmic eruptions over the last three million years. The destruction that would be caused to the Western United States, and the rest of the world, would be catastrophic if another eruption occurs. However, scientists believe that we should have another 10,000 years or so before having to worry about this sleeping giant awakening.
Humans have inhabited Yellowstone National Park for at least 11,000 years!
We all know that Native Americans were here in the United States thriving on the land. Yellowstone is no different. Tribal artifacts, such as ancient arrowheads, have been found throughout the lands dating back as far as 11,000 years ago. The four most recent tribes known to inhabit this beautiful land included the Blackfeet, Shoshones, Crow, and Bannock. Native Americans were said to believe that there were Evil Spirits who resided among the geysers, springs, and other thermal features.
Approximately 67 Species of Mammal call Yellowstone National Park home
Yes, we all are aware that staggering numbers of wildlife flourish in the lush landscape of the park. However, did you know that there are 7 species of native ungulates, 2 species of bears, 322 recorded bird species, 16 documented fish species, 6 known species of reptile, 4 recognized species of amphibians, 2 threatened species (Canada Lynx & Grizzly Bear), and 1 endangered species (gray wolf). I guess that means when you visit you should keep your eyes peeled for those fantastic roaming animals. Who knows, maybe you will see something no one else has found yet!
Waterfalls are abundant within the confines of the park
Given the enormous 28,000 square acre lot Yellowstone National Park boasts, it is easily assumed that there are incredibly wondrous sites to see. However, most visitors do not realize that there are more than 350 waterfalls located throughout the landscape of the park, with the tallest waterfall reaching an astounding 1,200 feet! Although the majority of the waterfalls within the park are found in the southwest and northwest regions of the park, the exquisiteness of these extraordinary attractions are often times missed due to the fact that approximately 80% of the waterfalls are hidden out of sight from the roads and trails.
Jurassic bones have been discovered in Yellowstone National Park!
Fossils have been unearthed within the park dating all the way back to the mid-to-late Jurassic Period. This would mean that these bones were at least 145.5 to 160 million years old! The park was once a sandy shoreline, enjoying the rushing waves of the ocean. Dinosaurs traveled this shoreline as they wandered the earth’s surface. Their enormous frames left massive footprints, which have been forever preserved within the sandstone layers in Yellowstone.
Choosing Vacation Rentals in Yellowstone National Park
The variety of guests seeking a Yellowstone vacation rental this time of year usually increases with tourist season, so we are broadening our selection of Yellowstone cabin rentals to meet the growing demand for lodging near Yellowstone. If you would like to stay in Yellowstone National Park this season for your vacation, be sure to check out our rentals near Yellowstone National Park and then give us a call today: 406-848-9546 or 800-903-1477. Our friendly staff will help you find the perfect cabin or lodging accommodation for your needs.