Scenic USA - Wyoming

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Yellowstone River - Hayden Valley

Yellowstone River - Hayden Valley

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Just mention the word Yellowstone and Old Faithful quickly comes to mind; a timely 200 foot geyser known throughout the world. Along with thousands of extraordinary geysers, fumaroles and hot springs, Yellowstone National Park is also a land of majestic mountains, four large lakes, abundant traffic-stopping wildlife, five major rivers, and breathtaking views in all directions.
Pictured here is the beautiful Hayden Valley as the Yellowstone River flows northward from Yellowstone Lake. The river slowly weaves through lush valley meadows and a lodgepole pine forest before it reaches the falls and canyon areas. Further to the north, from Artist's Point, the Lower Falls (twice the size of Niagara Falls) is dwarfed from a distant viewpoint. Ahead, past the falls area, the river has cut an impressive 1,500 foot deep swath, known as the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Aside from all this scenic beauty, the Yellowstone River's big draw is its trout population. Other than the Lake-Canyon Road, access to the Yellowstone is difficult. Here, the fish never need to be restocked and native trout are the prime enticement. Fly fishermen enjoy catches of rainbows, browns, brook and Yellowstone cutthroats.



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