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Bizarre is the only word for this place...not like the rest of Yellowstone at all. Definitely recommend.

Loved it! Way back up is tough but well worth the view at the bottom!

Best place to see the paint pots in Yellowstone!

Best to go in late August. Going in the middle of summer you will share this trail with hundreds of other people. To crowded in the heart of summer.

walking
23 days ago

Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me with what she is capable of. Fascinating stop this was!

Interesting but other spots in Yellowstone are nicer.

This trail was worth it! I recorded one mile of total hiking, and that took about forty five minutes. This trail is very steep and is switchbacks the whole way, so I highly recommend wearing sturdy athletic or hiking shoes. The trail is pretty broad; it can handle two way traffic. And the falls are so gorgeous. The sound of the water rushing off of the falls is so soothing. You can take breathtaking pictures. You can also see the Upper Falls, although not as well. Definitely an awesome adventure!

Easy easy a fun quick hike

So many switch backs but a great little walk to see the waterfall.

This is an awesome little trail to get a sample of a lot of the wonders of Yellowstone. There are some sections with stairs, which, during our October visit, were caked in ice and really tricky to manage for children. Worth it though!

Trail closed :(

lots of steps

3 months ago

Trail Closed. 9/30

Great trail with great views the whole way! Was surprised by a grizzly on the trail about 15 yrds from us as we turned a corner about halfway from the inspiration point trailhead. Ended up driving to inspirational point.

road closed middle end of September

Very pretty and worth the steep climb back up. It’s switchback trail that depends 600 feet.

Is quite crowded for most of it but the views are excellent.

hiking
4 months ago

August closed

More geysers. All unique

hiking
4 months ago

I hiked this trail on 08/30. Weather was warm and dry.

This trail is mostly a rough-paved road that leads into the Natural Bridge area. Would be a good bike ride. There is no major elevatin gains, until the bridge itself. You can climb up to the base, and even up in behind. There is a little info post at the bottom of that section of trail with info about natural arches, and a little history on this natural bridge.

It was a nice walk, good stretch for my legs before my next hike. I spent some time with an incredibly fat marmot before heading back to my car.

Such diversity in one park continues to inspire. The paintpots are beautiful and very entertaining to watch.

Great hike. The views were amazing. Started at Lower Falls, hiked to Inspiration Point and then back to Grand View and Overlook.

Can’t wait to go back! When I was there, my husband and I hiked a portion of it with our 6th month old which was interesting. It was steep and chilly so we ended up turning around but the views were INSANE! Super pretty place, I don’t think Americans realize how lucky they are to have a country so beautiful as ours! The GC at YST is amazing and everyone should see it! Next time I intend to take my older kids there to hike the entire park!

it is just beautiful. easy walk. sept. very cold in morning

We only hiked the main section. Didn't brave the steps all the way down. breathtaking view and afterwards we saw three bucks in velvet having a little snack.

dragon's mouth spring was the neatest feature here. the mud pots at artists paint pots are cuter, lol.

unreal views. seriously looks like a painting.

i surprisingly enjoyed this more than i thought i would, lol. i started out at the old faithful area so maybe by that time i was already geyser'd out since i found the paint pots so bubbly cute! i'd suggest going clockwise (hang to the left) to save the best (mud pots) for last.

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