America’s first National Park, Yellowstone National Park, has a celebrated and storied legacy. With 4 of the 5 park entrances in Montana, you can get to the entrance in Gardiner by traveling under 4 hours south of Great Falls, Montana. From the dramatic heights of Yellowstone Falls to Old Faithful, to Mammoth, Yellowstone offers the Montana you’ve always dreamed of seeing. Yellowstone National Park forms the core of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the largest intact temperate-zone ecosystems on Earth. Greater Yellowstone’s diversity and natural wealth include the hydrothermal features, wildlife, vegetation, lakes, and geologic wonders like the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.
Listen to We’re No Dam Experts, Episode 4: The First National Park and the Science Park, Yellowstone National Park to hear about bear lunch encounters, people trying to cook chickens in the geysers, as well as how to experience the park for yourself.