Monument Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park is a smaller, less visited geyser basin tucked away above Gibbon Meadows. It's a fairly short hike with a steep section mostly limited views. While the hydrothermal features there are interesting, there isn't the scope and variety of other basins i
Blacktail Deer Creek runs through the northern range of Yellowstone National Park. This area features sprawling meadows full of grass, sagebrush, and ponds. It's perfect habitat for a wide variety of the park's wildlife. The Blacktail Creek Trail follows the creek across meadows, then down as it cu
While you can drive to many of the overlooks along the North Rim Trail in Yellowstone National Park, walking the entire length gives you access to exclusive views, a bonus waterfall, and some solitude. Highlights include the powerful Upper Falls which is then dwarfed by Lower Falls which then crashe
The paved trail to the overlook of Tower Falls in Yellowstone National park is a nice walk for everyone featuring the tall waterfall, great rock formations and the Yellowstone River. Beyond the overlook, the unpaved section of trail meanders down close to the river. Here, the official, maintained tr
A trail follows the old Chittenden Road to Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone National Park. While this approach isn't as popular as the route from Dunraven Pass, it is shorter and has plenty of views. It was a cooler day with more wind on my second time up to Mt. Washburn. I drove north past Dunraven Pass
The trail from Dunraven Pass up to the lookout on Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone National Park is a vista paradise as it travels through open meadows, airy forests, and rocky slopes. From the lookout, a trail heads east on a ridge and steeply drops to the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, pas
The South Rim Trail faithfully follows closely along the south rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park. This trail gives you incredible views of the Upper Falls and Lower Falls as well as the unique geology that creates colors and formations. While some popular sectio
Near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park lies two lakes that are accessible via a pleasant loop that tours through meadows and forests, passing numerous hydrothermal features along the way. Clear Lake is a beautiful, emerald green lake with some hydrothermal activity bub
The trail to the top of Sepulcher Mountain in Yellowstone National Park starts at Mammoth Hot Springs at the Beaver Ponds trailhead and works its way up through forest and meadows and loops to the top of the mountain with stunning views. The trip down through more open grasslands is fantastic and go
In between Norris and Canyon in Yellowstone National Park lies a string of beautiful lakes that vary in size and surrounding habitat. The trail connecting them roughly follows the Gibbon River on a nice trail allowing you to visit Ice Lake, Wolf Lake, and Grebe Lake with a short shuttle in between.
The long hike to Mt. Holmes in Yellowstone National Park takes you from meadows along creeks, through burn areas, up to barren, rocky landscapes with plenty of views at the site of a lookout. On the way to the lookout, a trail forks off to the small, alpine lake called Trilobite Lake, tucked beneat
The long, beautiful Grizzly Lake in Yellowstone National Park sits nestled between two, lodgepole pine covered ridges. These surrounding pines are spaced out in a way that gives you nice vantages and are interrupted by meadows. The birding is great and the lake has a great shoreline to grab a snack.