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Yellowstone National Park


Yellowstone National Park is a large national park located in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the world and covers an area of 3,845 miles2 (8,879 km2).

The park is particularly known for its many volcanic features, including hot springs and geysers such as Old Faithful and Steamboat Geyser.

Yellowstone National Park Books


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Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Carolyn McCarthy

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Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot wolves and grizzlies in Lamar Valley, watch geysers erupt in Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin, or get out on the water in a kayak or canoe at Jackson Lake; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks and begin your journey now!

Inside the Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks Travel Guide:

  • User-friendly highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations
  • Focused on the best - hikes, drives, and cycling tours
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Contextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, conservation
  • Over 47 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout
  • Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight Hikes
  • Covers Yellowstone National Park area, Mammoth Country, Roosevelt Country, Canyon Country, Lake Country, Norris, Geyser Country, Bechler Region, Grand Teton National Park area, Jackson and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton , our most comprehensive guide to these two parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking to visit more national parks? Check out USA's National Parks, a new full-color guide that covers all 59 of the USA's national parks.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

National Geographic Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Road Guide: The Essential Guide for Motorists (National Park Road Guide)

By Jeremy Schmidt

National Geographic
Released: 2010-01-26
Paperback (96 pages)

National Geographic Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Road Guide: The Essential Guide for Motorists (National Park Road Guide)
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When the scenery out the car window is breathtaking, drivers and their passengers want maximum gaze time. Our popular road guide, completely revised and updated, features contiguous text and maps so visitors can follow the maps and descriptions as they drive along. The book’s efficient design eliminates having to flip back and forth between maps and text and count odometer mileage—a major frustration of other road guides.

This indispensable guide tracks the major roads within Yellowstone National Park and its neighbor Grand Teton National Park. Detailed topographical maps point out where to look for wildlife such as mountain goats, bighorn sheep, elk, deer, and bear; geological formations; historical sites; and plants. Also included are locations for camping, fishing, and boating within the Wyoming parks.

Several pages of maps and accompanying text cover the popular Grand Loop Road, describing the formation of the 308-foot Lower Falls, Yellowstone Canyon’s best views from Artist’s Point, and how Mud Volcano lives up to its name. This road guide not only helps visitors find their way around but also makes the trip richer, more interesting, and more enjoyable.

Compass American Guides: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor Guides
Released: 2016-03-01
Paperback (352 pages)

Compass American Guides: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

America's first national park, Yellowstone contains an incomparable combination of natural beauty, rugged wilderness, and abundant wildlife. Nearby, Grand Teton National Park is renowned for its magnificent, jagged, snow-capped peaks. The Compass American Guide to these parks is chock-full of dazzling photos of the majestic geysers, lakes, and wildlife that make them unlike any places on earth.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps 
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations
· Major sights such as Lower Falls at Yellowstone, Paintbrush Divide Trail at Grand Teton and the Upper Geyser Basin at Yellowstone
· Coverage of Yellowstone's Lower Loop, Yellowstone's Upper Loop, Grand Teton National Parkand Gateway Towns

Planning to visit more of Wyoming? Check out Fodor's state-wide travel guide to Montana and Wyoming.

Yellowstone Standoff (National Park Mystery Series)

By Scott Graham

Torrey House Press
Paperback (240 pages)

Yellowstone Standoff (National Park Mystery Series)
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"Graham's intriguing third National Park Mystery takes archaeologist Chuck Bender to the Thorofare region of Yellowstone…The threatening behavior of the park's predators is worrisome enough, and the discovery of a murdered researcher lifts threats to a whole new level."
—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Bears and wolves in Yellowstone's backcountry don't hold a candle to the danger posed by the people sent there to study them. [Yellowstone Standoff balances] potential danger and shady characters."
—KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Graham does a terrific job of maintaining suspense and keeping the reader wondering what could possibly be happening. The remote forests of Yellowstone are well described, and Graham's writing transports the reader…"
REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE

"One part mystery, one part mysticism, and one part mayhem—Scott Graham's Yellowstone Standoff is all parts thrilling."
—CRAIG JOHNSON, author of the Longmire Mysteries

"Yellowstone Standoff takes man versus nature—and man tangled up with nature—right to the brink of wild suspense."
—MARK STEVENS, author of Lake of Fire

"What an extraordinary ride! You know when a reader says they couldn't put the book down? Yellowstone Standoff is one of those rare books…a tour de force."
—WIN BLEVINS, author of The Darkness Rolling

"With sweeping landscapes, engaging characters, and a twisted plot, Scott Graham’s Yellowstone Standoff is a must–read mystery that’s hard to set down."
—MARGARET MIZUSHIMA, author of Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery

Book three in the National Park Mystery Series, Yellowstone Standoff takes readers deep into the backcountry of a wildly popular national park. When Yellowstone National Park's grizzly bears and gray wolves suddenly and inexplicably go rogue, archaeologist Chuck Bender teams with his old friend, Yellowstone Chief Ranger Lex Hancock, to defend the suspect members of a group scientific expedition. Soon, Chuck finds himself defending the lives of his family as an unforeseen danger threatens in the storied national park's remote wilderness.

SCOTT GRAHAM is the author of seven books, including Canyon Sacrifice and Mountain Rampage—books one and two in the National Park Mystery Series from Torrey House Press—and Extreme Kids, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award. Like most visitors to America's first national park, Graham was awestruck by Yellowstone as a child. His fascination with the park has continued in the years since, with numerous visits to Yellowstone's geyser- and wildlife-filled front country and its incomparable wilderness. Graham is an avid outdoorsman and amateur archaeologist who enjoys mountaineering, skiing, hunting, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting with his wife, who is an emergency physician, and their two sons. He lives in Durango, Colorado.

Yellowstone: A Journey Through America's Wild Heart

By David Quammen

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Released: 2016-08-23
Hardcover (224 pages)

Yellowstone: A Journey Through America s Wild Heart
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Best-selling author David Quammen takes readers on a breathtaking journey through America’s most inspiring and imperiled ecosystem—Yellowstone National Park—in this monumental book on America’s first national park. Yellowstone’s storied past, rich ecosystem, and dynamic landscape are brilliantly portrayed in a captivating mosaic of photographs and eloquently written text that blend history, science, and research from the field. As much a visual ode to nature as an intimate tour of one of the world’s most celebrated conservation areas, this gorgeous book illuminates the park’s treasures grand and small—from the iconic Old Faithful to the rare gray wolf; from misty mountain tops to iridescent springs; and from sweeping valleys to flourishing wild blooms. In four illuminating sections that combine photos, sidebars, and graphics with elegantly crafted text, this book brings readers deeper into the life of the park than ever before, both commemorating its beauty and highlighting its challenges. This book is an essential addition to the National Parks’ 100th anniversary celebration and will remind readers why conservation is worth every effort.

Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler's Companion to the National Park

By Janet Chapple

Granite Peak Publications
Paperback (400 pages)

Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler s Companion to the National Park
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Covering everything there is to know about the world's first and most diverse national park, this fourth edition of the bestselling guide to Yellowstone boasts more facts, anecdotes, history, and travel tips than ever before. Mile-by-mile road logs document every approach to the park and every interior road. Through easy-to-understand explanations and diagrams, readers will learn of Yellowstone's campgrounds and facilities, geyser basins and the frequency of the geysers, out-of-the-way hikes, and flora and fauna. Updates to this edition include tinted tabs to indicate the six different regions of the park and their approach roads, in addition to the tabs in previous editions for the geological, historical, and natural history sections; up-to-date scientific information to reflect recent research, including two new geological diagrams; highlighted historic items in the road logs; a dozen new pictures; and fully revised maps to show recent road changes and other details. A 20-page index rounds out this indispensable addition to any travel library.

Yellowstone National Park (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)

By National Geographic Maps - Trails Illustrated

National Geographic
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Yellowstone National Park (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)
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  • Approximately 4 1/4" x 9" folded; 25 1/2" x 37 3/4" fully opened
  • Map revised - 2008.
  • Tear resistant paper
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic Map

National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of Yellowstone National Park is designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts by combining valuable information with unmatched detail of America’s first national park. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management agencies, this map features key points of interest including Mammoth Hot Springs, Canyon Village, Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone Falls, Grant Village, and Old Faithful geyser area.

With over 1,000 miles of mapped trails, the Yellowstone National Park map can guide you off the beaten path and back again. The clearly marked trails include mileages between intersections. Trail summaries provide elevation, duration, and difficulty for a variety of suggested hikes. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, passes and many lakes. The bathymetry of Yellowstone Lake is shown with both contours and hill shading. Some of the many recreation features include: campgrounds, trailheads, boat ramps, marinas, scenic overlooks and interpretive trails.

Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.

Other features found on this map include: Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Beartooth Mountains, Big Game Ridge, Buffalo Plateau, Colter Peak, Craig Pass, Crowfoot Ridge, Custer National Forest, Eagle Peak, Emigrant Peak, Gallatin National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, Granite Peak, Granite Range, Grouse Mountain, Heart Lake, Hurricane Mesa, Jedediah Smith Wilderness, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, Lake Plateau, Lamar River, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Lewis Lake, Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Mount Hancock, Mount Holmes, Mount Sheridan, Mount Wallace, Mount Washburn, North Absaroka Wilderness, Pilot Peak, Pitchstone Plateau, Ramshorn Peak, Red Mountains, Saddle Mountain, Shoshone Lake, Shoshone National Forest, Targhee National Forest, Teton National Forest, Teton Wilderness, Thorofare Plateau, Washakie Wilderness, Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park.

  • Map Scale = 1:126,720
  • Sheet Size = 37.75" x 25.5"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"

The Discovery of Yellowstone Park Journal of the Washburn Expedition to the Yellowstone and Firehole Rivers in the Year 1870

By Nathaniel Pitt Langford

Released: 2012-12-18
Kindle Edition (145 pages)

The Discovery of Yellowstone Park Journal of the Washburn Expedition to the Yellowstone and Firehole Rivers in the Year 1870
 
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Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

PUBLISHERS GROUP UK
Released: 2016-05-10
Paperback (928 pages)

Fodor s The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West features comprehensive information on everything within each of the 38 national parks of the West and on the towns and attractions nearby. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor’s expert to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, from rafting the raging Colorado River as it pushes through the Grand Canyon, to viewing wildlife in Yosemite while you hike, to watching Yellowstone’s Old Faithful geyser in action. This guide also includes special chapters to help you choose a park and advice for planning your visit like what to pack, which park passes to buy, and photography tips.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations
· In-depth breakout features on great lodges of the National Parks, tips for stargazing, exploring the Colorado River, and Yellowstone’s Old Faithful
· Covers: Arches National Park, Badlands National Park, Banff National Park, Big Ben National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Channel Islands National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Death Valley National Park, Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Great Basin National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Jasper National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, Olympic National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Pinnacles National Park, Redwood National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Saguaro National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Zion National Park

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks [Map Pack Bundle] (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)

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Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks [Map Pack Bundle] (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)
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  • National Geographic Maps: National Geographic's waterproof and tear-resistant maps provide travelers with the perfect combination of detail and perspective, a necessity for any adventure.
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

Yellowstone National Park was the world's first national park and covers 3,500 square miles. Just to the south of Yellowstone, are the jagged peaks of Grand Teton National Park. The Map Pack Bundle includes maps of both of these iconic parks. Each park has its own character with Yellowstone's mighty falls, massive lake and dramatic geisers. Not to be overlooked, the Teton Range of Grand Teton National Park juts almost vertically from Jackson Lake. The two maps in the Map Pack cover the many thousands of square miles and show popular tourist destinations as well as the deep backcountry where only the hardcore backpacker will be seen. The maps include detailed trail networks with points of interest such as campgrounds, boat ramps, ski areas, and many more.

Buy the Map Pack and save 15%!

The Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Map Pack includes:

  • Map 201 :: Yellowstone National Park
  • Map 202 :: Grand Teton National Park
Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.
  • Map Scale = 1:126,720 & 1:80,000
  • Sheet Size = 37.75" x 25"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"


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