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Yellowstone

Corner of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho

Yellowstone
Geology
Corner of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho

Yellowstone

Old Faithful

“Look at those pretty colors in the pool, Daddy. But what´s that smoke? Is it hot?”

“Yes, honey. It´s very hot. In fact, springs like this are hot because super-hot, molten rocks, called magma, rose from deep in the earth during Noah´s Flood—just a few thousand years ago. The heat hasn´t had time to cool off.”

Each year, millions of tourists flock to Yellowstone National Park to witness the world´s largest display of geysers, hot springs, and mud pots. Many also visit the nearby Grand Tetons to marvel at the mountains´ majesty. But these places have much more to offer than rare sights. This is probably the best area in the world to see how powerful volcanic eruptions and violent earth movements reshaped the earth´s surface at the end of Noah´s Flood and in the years following.

The volcano that left the enormous crater at Yellowstone was far greater than anything we observe today. While modern craters measure barely 20 square miles (52 km2), the crater at Yellowstone covers about 1,500 square miles (3885 km2). You can still see the massive volcanic lava and ash beds at Specimen Ridge and other places north of the park.

The fact that molten rock remains hot near the earth´s surface is evidence that Yellowstone´s volcanic activity was recent—fewer than 4,500 years ago, according to the Bible´s timescale. So every one of the park´s 100,000 geysers, hot springs, and mud pots is a testimony to the recent Flood.

Recommended by Dr. Andrew Snelling, professional geologist and research director at Answers in Genesis-USA.

Be Prepared

Bring along the Road Guide to Yellowstone National Park and Adjacent Areas from a Creationist Perspective, published by the Creation Research Society.

More Destinations

  • In Death Valley, California, visitors can see evidence of the dramatic mountain-building at the end of the Flood and afterward.
  • Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado displays evidence of massive earth movements that formed the Rocky Mountains from post-Flood rock layers.

The Teton Mountains


As the earth settled back into place after the Flood, some areas rose, while others sank. At the Tetons, the mountains rose several miles (around 30,000 feet relative to the layers beneath the Jackson Hole area, which fell). If you look along the western shore of Jackson Lake, you can see the Teton Fault, which marks the boundary between where the mountains rose and the nearby land fell. The evidence indicates that most of the world

Old Faithful


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Specimen Ridge


At the northern part of the park, you

Grand Prismatic Spring


What makes the dazzling colors at the park

  • Summer may offer pleasant weather, but expect larger crowds at the most popular sights.
  • Set aside 3-4 days to take in all the sights.
  • For a minimal charge, children ages 5-12 can get a Junior Ranger newspaper (available at visitor centers) with numerous activities. However, be sure to discuss the biblical timeframe with your children. Kids activity books are also available at any hotel dining room.
  • Campers at the park´s 12 campgrounds must protect their food (and even cosmetics) in a car or camper because of bears.

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