September RV Destination of the Month: Yellowstone National Park
We have a tradition here at Kirkland RV. Every month we feature a unique RV destination for all the adventurous spirits out there. We have explored Crater Lake, Cape Disappointment, and, most recently, the majestic Olympic National Park.
As we considered September’s destination of choice, we wanted to feature a trip that would be a truly great finish to an exciting summer. And what better way to conclude this summer than a visit to Yellowstone?
Yellowstone National Park is one of the most visited national parks in the nation with nearly 3 million visitors every year. Some may be put off by what sounds like a crowd of tourists, but rest assured — there’s plenty of room for everyone. Yellowstone consists of 3,468 square miles of mountains, rivers, canyons, lakes, and incredible geothermal sites. Whether you’re looking for relaxing drives with ample photo opportunities or serious hiking trails, Yellowstone is bound to have exactly what you need.
Mammoth Hot Springs
Created over thousands of years, Mammoth Hot Springs is a web of hot springs that is as impressive as it sounds. This huge complex of multi-colored pools and springs has created a unique form of limestone called travertine, which in turn creates elaborate terraces and monuments within the rock. Mineral deposits from the springs are nothing like you’ve seen before. This visual spectacle alone is worth the visit.
A list of Yellowstone must-sees would not be complete without Old Faithful. Erupting every 35 to 120 minutes, it is one of the most well known and predictable geysers in the world. It was one of the first features to be named in Yellowstone, and continues to awe visitors over 140 years later. Don’t forget to visit the historic Old Faithful Inn while you’re there!
Hiking, Fishing, and Wildlife Viewing
Yellowstone is the sort of RV destination that never stops giving. After visiting known sites like Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs, you can spend weeks (months, years!) exploring the vast wilderness contained inside the park.
If you’re the backpacking type, there are more than 300 backcountry campsites spread across the park. There’s nothing quite like experiencing nature firsthand, free of any noise or distractions. Grab a tent, lace up your boots, and witness the beauty of Yellowstone National Park for yourself.
With so many lakes, rivers, and creeks in the park, fishing has always been a favorite for Yellowstone visitors. The park is managed in a way that preserves the local fish species, allowing fishing enthusiasts to enjoy a day on the lake without worrying about their impact on the fish population or area wildlife.
Anyone who has visited Yellowstone will not hesitate to describe the wildlife they saw. And for good reason! Watching a herd of elk graze across a vast valley is not an experience quickly forgotten. Add moose, bison, mountain goats, grizzly bears, and bighorn sheep, and you’re only scratching the surface of what this RV destination has to offer.
Invest in a Reliable RV
Driving to Yellowstone is no small feat. It’s vital that you are equipped with a reliable, properly serviced RV. At Kirkland RV, we offer new and used diesel pushers, class A, and class C RVs, as well as a wide selection of trailers and fifth wheels. If you already own a recreational vehicle, our team of expert mechanics provide premium RV services for those about to set out on an adventure. Contact us today for more information.