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Outside The Window: Office Views In Yellowstone

Outside The Window: Office Views In Yellowstone

Written by: , September 05th, 2019
Categories: People

Yellowstone Office Views

When you’re working in Yellowstone, you have the world’s first national park outside your window. And with 9 different locations scattered across 2.2 million acres around the park, you never know what wonders will appear while on the job. Here’s a glimpse into what some of our team members see while on the job in Yellowstone.


Not only are elk the most abundant large mammal found in Yellowstone, but they are also the most likely to be spotted outside the window. One of the sure signs of spring is when we start seeing elk calves. Within an hour of birth, elk calves start taking their first steps upon spindly long legs. They spend their first few months inquisitively checking out their new surroundings. Katie from our Reservations office captured this curious calf exploring the back entrance to our office building.


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Had some more visitors today at work. #ynpjobs #yellowstonenationalpark

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In fall, the elk mating season begins. Watching and listening to the eerie bugle of the bulls as they jockey for position and guard their harems is one of the true highlights of fall in Yellowstone. Kyle is a Valet at the Lake Hotel and started his morning off by observing a battle between two bull elk.


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What I see first thing in the morning at work. #yellowstonejobs

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While elk may have the highest numbers in Yellowstone, bison are probably what the park is best known for. In fact, Yellowstone is the only place in the United States where bison have lived continuously since prehistoric times. Bison migrate around the park with the seasons and late winter/early spring is the best time to view them in Mammoth. Karolina on the Kitchen Crew saw this bison walking by outside the Canyon employee dining room.

Sunrise and Sunset!

One of the perks of working in the Food & Beverage department is the range of work schedules available. Since restaurants typically open for breakfast and close after dinner, there are a variety of work schedules to suit early birds or night owls. Rebecca was a server in the Mammoth Dining Room and captured this stunning sunrise over Mt. Everts.


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The sky was on fire this morning. If you have to be at work you might as well have a view like this. Luckily breakfast had a slow start this morning so after I got my first table coffee and food I snuck out for a quick photo. #yellowstowstonesunrise • • • • • • #yellowstonejobs #yellowstone #yellowstonepledge #nps #findyourpark #welivetoexplore #somuchbeauty #exploreoften #eatyourpaisleytravels #rei1440project #keepexploring #traveloften #keepexploring #landscapephotography #lonelyplanet #travelcouple #neverstopexploring #notallwhowanderarelost #liveyourdreams #thatswy #exploremore #lifeonthemove #wyoming #wanderlust #nationalparkadventures #nationalparkgeek #beautifuldestinations #travelislife

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Meanwhile, down at the Lake, Sonya was able to snap some great sunrise shots while starting her shift in Food & Beverage.


Did you know that Yellowstone has a secret season? In between spring and summer, there is a secret season-just for rainbows! Warm sunny days followed by afternoon thunder showers produce spectacular rainbows (often double rainbows!). Sam, one of our wranglers at the Roosevelt Corral, spotted this rainbow while getting saddled up for the days ride.

Jessi works as a Server Assistant and glimpsed this gorgeous double rainbow from the Lake Hotel dining room.


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Rainbow ?❤#yellowstonejobs

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The scenery you see on the job will depend on what location you work at. You could be near the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, along the shores of the largest high-elevation lake in the lower 48 state (Yellowstone Lake), among the highest concentration of geysers in the world at Old Faithful or in the wildlife mecca of the Northern Range at Mammoth.
Kristen worked at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and was able to capture this rainbow on an afternoon stroll.

Brandon is a member of our Historic Preservation Crew and spent a day at work in our Gardiner location where he got rooftop view.


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A slightly elevated view of Gardiner this morning. #yellowstonejobs #historicpreservation

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So what will you see out the window in Yellowstone? Explore our jobs and discover what your office view could be.