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Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

The mud pots are super unique, and it's just a short walk from the parking lot.

Unbelievable!! The grand prismatic geyser is by far my favorite and a must see! The color variation is spectacular.

The thorofare is one of a kind. The beginning is a mix of burn and alpine forest. This trail isn't necessarily hard, if you pace yourself. It's the distance that can be tough. Know your limits.

We went from the 9 mile trail head to 5E8 campsite in a few hours. Shortly afterwards one member of our four man party came down ill and was sick all night into the morning. So, we turned around and hiked out.

Our original intention was to do the thorofare and south boundary trail but a sick member just couldn't. We will return soon.

Overall, beautiful trail and nature. Highly recommended.

Beware the bears in the thorofare.

Best hike in Yellowstone, beautiful view, no crowds.

Great hike, no crowds. I would say that the trail is moderate not hard. Saw lots of bighorn sheep and some pikas.

Stunning views at artist point but very crowded. We started on the trail to clear lake then went to point sublime and went to artist point and came back by the road. I wouldn't recommend point sublime, it's a worse version of artist point.

Nothing special along the trail but the view is stunning.

Nothing special but nice wildlife (sandhill cranes with chick, some elk, blue winged teals and a family of Cooper's hawk). The pond itself is much smaller and less impressive then it looks on the pictures.

Be aware of elk that you see in the sage, we saw a female standing 2 meters of the trail, as we saw later, her calf was hidden in the sage and if we wouldn't avoid it, she could charge.

Definitely the best hot springs in Yellowstone, but to crowded.

hiking
2 days ago

very crowded but the view is worth it. parking isn't a problem before 10am.

Awesome hike! Decent climb to the overlook! We even saw a couple elk right off the path! I walked by one and didn't see it!

Kids are 4,7, and 8 and had no issues.

We called this an easy trail as the kids all made it with no issues. There are a few narrow beams to walk across that may be an issue if you need more support in walking.

It's a Yellowstone classic that everyone enjoys. You almost always hike up until you reach the top but if you take your time it is not that difficult. Great views, wildlife (marmots and goats), and enjoyable trail.

Nice short trail that gives you views of the canyon and a small lake to relax at. There is also some geothermal activity along the trail that you can view up close. Not a must do trail in Yellowstone but certainly not disappointing.

Very short and easy. If you take the one-way drive you can stop at multiple points along the canyon rim and have amazing views at each one. I would recommend going down one of the trails that actually descends into the canyon some because that is where the best views are.

The waterfall itself is decent but I think Fairy Falls, which is near the Midway Geyser Basin, has a prettier hike and waterfall. As other people have said definitely do the overlook as that is the best part of the trail but also optional.

this was probably our favorite trail in Yellowstone. at 7:30 in the morning, we pretty much had all the cool thermal features to ourselves, and the beautiful morning light mixed with steam/fog made the whole experience quite magical.