• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

Geologic Overview of Specific Park Areas

Golden colors create dramatic scenery of the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone.
Lower Falls of the Yellowstone
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The physical landscape of Yellowstone National Park is the result of many geological forces. Pick an area, take a tour, and learn more about it's geology.

Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.