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A nice short walk.

best time was at 7:30am. no crowds

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

The geysers and pools are pure magic. Castle Geyser was definitely a favorite.

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

I personally enjoyed the beautiful pools of West Thumb even more than the Grand Prismatic area. It features beautiful views of Yellowstone Lake, and the pool depths and colors are other-worldly. The trail offers a brochure that talks about each feature that can either be returned or they ask for a dollar donation.

Go at sunset to get a great view of Grand Prismatic and alpenglow covered mountains. The new overlook trail is a steep but short hike.

Amazing view but very hard to enjoy with the crowd. Lots of rude foreigners with no consideration of others at all. Glad to see it from that vantage point once but will never do it again because of the crowd.

great view.

nature trips
23 days ago

Crowded but opens at 5 am bet it would be perfect then.

walking
24 days ago

Crowded, touristy and lots of bathers in the water at the end. Eh.

nice walk along the lake. can be quiet windy but beautiful with the pools.

stick to the lower falls

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.

walking
1 month ago

Fun area

1 month ago

Beautiful

Love mammoth area

Awesome view.

Nice walk. Beautiful views.

a short boardwalk stroll to very beautiful thermal pools
get there before it warms up to see the steam wafting through the air

It's not as large as the lower fall but still deserve to come to see.

Woooo! It's so cool to see the fall just beside it. I'm shocked by the beauty and sound. Fortunately I also see rainbow here. Two rainbows!

A good place to see the lower fall and the canyon. The canyon is so beautiful, colorful, and different from any other canyons I have ever seen.

hiking
1 month ago

Actually I don't think this fall is as good as many other falls in Yellowstone, while the trail is very short and won't consume many time.

It's colorful and beautiful here.

hiking
1 month ago

The fall is beautiful. Be sure to walk to the end of the trail to obtain a good visual angel to see the fall.

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