WELCOME TO YELLOWSTONE
What can you expect of Yellowstone? More geysers—which are hot-water volcanoes—than you may find in all the rest of the world together. Seething hot mud-pots and simmering pools. Mammoth geyser cones. Colorful limestone terraces built by bubbling hot springs. Old Faithful geyser, which has spouted hourly ever since it has been known to man. At the southern end of the part is farflung Yellowstone Lake with hundreds of miles of shoreline. Scores of lesser lakes, almost hidden in the lodgepole pine forests. Yellowstone Canyon, a galaxy of red, pink, yellow, cream, and brown hues, so dazzling it makes you blink! (Adventuring through the National Parks of the West Booklet, Standard Oil Company of California, 1935)
GRAND PRISMATIC POOL
Jesse James the Hold-Up Bear of Yellowstone Park shows up most any time and at any place along the park roads to “hold up” automobile tourists. He is a friendly fellow, and, whether fed or not, he greets good-naturedly each passing visitor. Accordingly, he usually gets the sweets he asks for.
The motorization of Yellowstone permits the tourist to spend a far greater proportion of his allowance of time in pleasurable sight-seeing. It has also brought to the park many thousands of motorists in their own cars. The day of the new Yellowstone, of Yellowstone the vacation land, has dawned. (Yellowstone National Park Brochure, Department of the Interior, 1920)
WHY WE LOVE THIS PARK
In Yellowstone you can drive for what seems like hundreds of miles and never leave sight of a uniquely beautiful landscape. The scenery evolves from one wonder to the next as venture onward and it never disappoints.
SCENIC HWYS ILLUSTRATIONS
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK: ROOSEVELT ARCH
Park founder William G. Steel first suggested building a circuit around Crater Lake in 1907. Rim Road opened in 1919, but the earthen path failed to allow growth. A new highway was designed to be a “pilgrimage for the devotees of nature.” The boulevard, known today as Rim Drive, was created to supply visitors with excellent views and lend interpretive value to their comprehension of the lake and its history.
Posters are available with fade resistant, UV treated inks on stiff coated paper. They also include a matte UV finish that reduces glare. At 14″ x 22″ it is the perfect size for display.
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DISCOVER NEARBY PARKS
Long ago black lava flows bathed the Snake River Plain in sharp, volcanic rock. Today this wilderness of cinder crags, splatter cones and lava tubes inspires the imagination.
Though the Rockies are obviously a beautiful sight to behold, their titanic elevation may still surprise you. They are a giant among giants, a scenic stairway from heaven to earth.
EXPLORE REGIONS OF AMERICA
A Pacific Northwest paradise home to volcanic mountain ranges, lush and mossy rainforests, crystal blue waterways, and evergreen landscapes extending as far as the eye can see.
Where the warm sandy seashores and the high Sierras meet—wander beneath timberlines that touch the sky, scale granite cliff monoliths, and be inspired by majestic inland valleys.
Enter into a land of timeworn desert vistas. Here you will discover the striking masonry of red rock wonderlands, expansive river-cut canyons, and the far-flung frontiers of the hoodoo wilderness.