Monument Geyser Basin

Monument Geyser Basin

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 in the area. I pulled up to the Monument […]

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Blacktail Deer Creek Trail

Blacktail Deer Creek Trail

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 cuts through layers of rock to the Yellowstone River. […]

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Grand Canyon from the Brink

North Rim Trail

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 crashes through the otherworldly Grand Canyon […]

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Tower Falls

Tower Falls

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 trail ends and a sketchy social trail […]

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Mt. Washburn via Chittenden Road

Mt. Washburn via Chittenden Road

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 […]

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Mt. Washburn

Mt. Washburn and Seven Mile Hole

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, past […]

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Lower Falls from Artist Point

South Rim Trail

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 sections are busy, many stretches have […]

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Clear Lake

Clear Lake – Ribbon Lake Loop

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 bubbling from its depths while Ribbon lake is a […]

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Sepulcher Mountain

Sepulcher Mountain

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 goes past even […]

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Ice Lake

Ice Lake, Wolf Lake, and Grebe Lake

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. Cascade Lake can […]

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