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Artist Point is a 0.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is best used from May until October.

Length 0.2 mi Elevation gain 16 ft Route type Out & Back
Wheelchair friendly Kid friendly Stroller friendly Walking Paved River Views Waterfall No dogs
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Maggie McDaniel
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Gorgeous! We added more on by going to sublime point as well as ribbon lake. The trees on the way into ribbon lake were pretty iffy - it was windy and one fell behind us on the way back. Think some logging might need to be done back there. I included photo of one that looked pretty scary. Overall a gorgeous hike though!

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Trevor Wiseman
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Molly Elizabeth
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Super fun and very moderate 6.5 mile hike!

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Mark Spencer
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Great hike. Pt sublime has better view down canyon and early morning light wasn’t the best. Fantastic up canyon views of the lower falls. Geothermal features between Clear and Lily Lakes was a nice surprise

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Jonathan Pirkey
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Olivier Lhemann
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Most beautiful trail ever.

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Aashish G
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Ali Bahnick
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Rick Pulsipher
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful and very comfortable. Treat yourself to the Sublime Trail, too. Easy hike along the rim and forest.

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Bekah Blakely-Savage
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WalkingGreat!

Stellar view of the waterfall. We showed up just before sunrise and were the first ones out there. The wooden bench to the left of the viewing platform gives a private little nook for when it starts to get crowded.

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Blake Coombs
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Bram Bout
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Bianca Engels
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Rachel Olson
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This was a pretty good hike. The view at the end wasn’t better than anything along the trail. Not very busy.

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Codie Swanson
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Peter Nesbitt
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Nice overlook of the river and canyon

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Josh Reed
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Awesome ~4 mile loop with several different types of landscapes and viewpoints, highly recommend! We saw a big bison right as we pulled into the trailhead, meadows, hot springs/vents, forest, two lakes, and of course the amazing Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with a perfect view from Artist’s Point. All around perfect short loop hike to get a sense of all Yellowstone has to offer.

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Mary Hare
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Worth going to see the views here! We continued on the trail towards some lakes — which weren’t much to look at but you get even better views of the canyon in the first half mile. We came here after trying to do the North and South Tim trails which were both marked closed which was a huge bummer. Please wear a mask — it’s the only reason some of our National Parks are open right now!!

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Rob Casey
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Gorgeous views

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Katie Gassmann
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Easy, paved, and worth driving over to! Definitely one of the best views of this area. A little crowded when we went (late July), and lots of people weren’t wearing masks. Normally crowds wouldn’t be a deterrent but if you’re compromised unfortunately this might not be a good choice (right now).

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Matthew Digman
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Beautiful easy view of the canyon

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Nate Duffus
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Artist point was the best spot, not worth it to do the rim trail, especially with the trail down closed

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Aaron Kreilein
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The trail was awesome and had great views but the map is a little misleading. Total distance was a little under 5 miles and the mapped trail is closed about 0.5 miles in. There’s an easy well paved detour to follow and get right back on track

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Kim Schneider-Torres
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HikingGreat!

This, and Inspiration point I think offer the most spectacular views of the falls. It's not really hike but a short walk to staircase. A must stop in Yellowstone!

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Stewart Carnes
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Short touristy hike with spectacular views. One of the few trails currently open on the South Rim with views of the falls and canyon.

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Dirk Thayer
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Terry Peterson
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Hard to imagine anyone giving this trail less than five stars. Intense colors, mesmerizing steep cliffs, and an amazing waterfall. My husbands favorite stop in Yellowstone; we went back a second time before we left the park.

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Katy Husby
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It is moderate, but once you get to the part that splits off from the Pohono Trail (this is where this trail starts, there is no trailhead marked "artist trail") it becomes more downhill. However, if you think that will make it easier, think again! It is not well-maintained and there are huge logs and downed trees across the trail that you have to climb/step over. But as soon as you get to the end you will forget about all of this because the view is INSANE. It opens up to a spectacular view of Half Dome. People drive to Tunnel View to see the sunset on Half Dome, but don't go there. Take the time to hike up here and I promise you won't regret the wow factor you will get from watching it there. It is also more peaceful and private; there was only one other couple up there with us, where Tunnel View is crowding with people.

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