Just eighteen miles from the Ranch is America's first national park, established in 1872. To say it is unique and unforgettable is an understatement.
Bison congregate alongside meandering trout streams. Elk, bighorn sheep, deer, even bears and wolves go about their daily business as they’ve done since the dawn of time. Geysers, mud pots, fumaroles and hot springs compete with the landscape for your attention. The moment you enter the confines of Yellowstone National Park you know its revered place in the American psyche is completely justified.
And when you visit Yellowstone with one of Lone Mountain Ranch’s naturalists whether by horseback, foot or in a vehicle you do so in a way few others will ever experience. Our naturalists have led people into the special places of this park for years and share with our guests an unrivaled intimacy and understanding. In fact, Lone Mountain Ranch is one of two outfitters in Big Sky able to guide day trips within the Park boundaries and our knowledge and connection to this American treasure is what draws many people to Lone Mountain Ranch.
Yellowstone Fast Facts
- With more than 10,000 geysers, hot springs and fumaroles, Yellowstone has the largest concentration of hydrothermal features in the world or approximately one-half of the world’s hydrothermal features.
- Yellowstone Lake is the largest high-altitude lake in North America
- More than 2,400 miles of streams flow through Yellowstone, providing some of the best fly fishing in the world.
- With 2.2 million acres, Yellowstone is larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined.
- Old Faithful erupts almost every hour.
- There are over 1,100 historic structures in Yellowstone.
- Yellowstone is home to more than 200 species of birds and 60 species of mammals.
- There is no shortage of ways to see Yellowstone with more than 950 miles of hiking trails and 360 miles of paved roadways.
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