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Mary T reviewed Huckleberry Hot Springs
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Hiking

So much fun. The creek crossing was above the knee and current was quick. We were barefoot but shoes would be a good idea. The hot springs were way too hot for us to even wade in but maybe we just aren’t tough:) My kids had fun playing in the first creek. Fun hike and beautiful wildflowers. We had it to ourselves

Dean Wolf reviewed Huckleberry Hot Springs
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Hiking

A quick trail to the hot springs. We visited on 7-16 and loved the warm river. The cold river crossing wasn't too hard and the walk to the springs was quick. There were a lot of mosquitos. There is another spring if you walk left before you cross the cold river. We didn't go there, but people said it was nice--look at the small map at the trailhead.

Liam Ofallon reviewed Flagg Canyon Trail
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Hiking

Pleasant walk starting from the Headwaters. Hiked only to the Polecat trail intersection. Wonderful wildflowers in bloom. Only downside was the loud traffic from the road into Yellowstone.

Scott Brewer reviewed Island Park Trail
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Hiking

Nice place to take the kids for a walk or just get some quiet time. Enjoyable views of the green river all around. Historical markers around the entire trail providing an in-depth history of this area. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy the park. A little swingset area for children. Plenty of trees and shade. I will visit here again.

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Sergey Milushin reviewed Huckleberry Hot Springs
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Trail involves crossing a creek. And there was high water in end of June and after rain. So the creek is impassible.

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Joyce K. reviewed Flagg Canyon Trail
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First to Review

This was our favorite hike when staying at Headwaters Lodge/Flagg Ranch when it first opened in June. We parked at the Snake River/Flagg Ranch bridge about 1/2 mile south of the ranch entrance. It is spacious with restroom. Another parking option is at the north end at the South Gate Launch (which also has picnic tables but no restroom), just south of the Yellowstone NP entry. Yet one more option is to park at lot at Headwaters Lodge Visitor Center and then walk north across Grassy Lake Road to the Polecat Creek Loop Trail; from there (heading East) is a connector trail to Flagg Canyon. The most scenic part of the trail is the north half, so this is an option for a shorter hike. From the parking lot at the south end, walk under the bridge (assuming the Snake River is not too high), and then the trail is fairly visible along the river and becomes more visible as it winds through meadow and up a hill (probably 100' elevation gain altogether). The trail fairly well skirts the Snake River and the Flagg Canyon although it goes inland in some places. Traffic from the highway is mildly distracting at some points. The river is fairly wide at the ends, but about halfway narrows considerably. We saw marmot and White-Throated Swift along these cliffs. There is drop-off points along the trail but not terribly acrophobic. One waterfall coming down the side plus a cascade. It's fairly shady most of the way but some open meadow (where we saw elk). The Berry Fire of 2016 affected the forests somewhat through this area. Although this was an easy hike, we appreciated hiking poles for up and down and some roller style rocks on trail. Mosquito spray required.

Joyce K. reviewed Polecat Creek Loop Trail
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HikingBugs
First to Review

This is a family-friendly easy loop trail that is mainly level with a quite wide trail. We did this as an easy afternoon hike after a more difficult morning hike when staying mid-June at Headwaters Lodge/Flagg Ranch. Parking is easy near the visitor center at Headwaters Lodge (north end of parking lot and toward west side). Cross paved Grassy Lake Road, and the trail runs parallel to the road for some distance until turning right (north) above lovely Polecat Creek, which has a lot of bird life. We saw a fox along the creek, too, quite close up; in fact, fox sightings were frequent at the ranch. The trail stays with the creek for sometime before turning right (clockwise direction) through the woods and crossing some service roads. Nice wildflowers along the way. The trail eventually turns back south to the original starting place. There is a connector trail to Flagg Canyon/Snake River, and that trail actually was our favorite while staying at the ranch. This trail is published in the Tetons NP newspaper on its lists of trails organized by accommodation.

Grace Ward reviewed Huckleberry Hot Springs
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HikingBugs

First of all, the river you have to cross to get to the springs was nearly waist deep, and it was also on slippery rocks and the current was actually pretty strong. We had to take our pants off to get across and felt like we might get swept away!!!! We thought this was hilarious and a fun adventure but some may not Other than that, the hot springs were AMAZING besides the swarms of THOUSANDS of mosquitos. Someone built a little tub out of rocks and logs right in front of where the water falls into the river- GO THERE. It’s hottest, nicest, and the mosquitos will leave you alone more there. Overall we found this a very fun adventure and totally unlike anything we’ve done before, but make sure you’re up for it beforehand!

Kelby Rinna reviewed Island Park Trail
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Hiking

all cemented but a beautiful walk with my 3 yr old and pup. easy access to the river and enough rock to not have a muddy mess. we'll definitely be back!!

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Scenic driving

Haven driven this for quite a few years. I appreciate John Rockefeller Jr for donating this area between Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

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Alex Silvey reviewed Island Park Trail
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Courtney pickar reviewed Huckleberry Hot Springs
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Hiking

the "creek" is mid thigh high on my 5'4" frame with a current as well. bring water shoes! there's a bear box by the hot springs. But we had fun and the hot spring was nice. overall the kids (10, 12) and I enjoyed it but you should be prepared to get wet!

Nola Hart reviewed Huckleberry Hot Springs
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Hiking

Did this hike in 2014, nice weather and nice hike overall.

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Hiking

Have done portions a couple of times over the years when visiting the area. Very scenic and varied hike opportunities along the parkway.

frank chimienti reviewed Huckleberry Hot Springs
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perfect location nice hot water

Jami Loecker reviewed Huckleberry Hot Springs
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This trail was great with our kids! Saw a mamma moose and her two babies. We went to Polecat Hot Springs and the Huckleberry. Great with kids over 6. I say this about the age because you do have to cross the fast flowing creek to get to either of them. We also saw otter at the bridge at the asphalt and elk not far from there.

Kimber Cutler reviewed Island Park Trail
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First to Review

Love taking this walk on Sundays. Kids bring their bikes and we leisurely walk our way around. Lots of green shaded grass, a couple playground sets to stop at, a fun bridge to cross and bathrooms available

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Scenic driving

Beautiful

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Scenic driving

From the north end of Jackson Lake, we approached Yellowstone on the Roosevelt Hwy through Bridger Teton National Forest, a big lodgepole pine forest, with many trees hit by fires appearing like giant toothpicks. We arrived at the south gate to Yellowstone just as (on the first day of summer, mind you) it began to SNOW! We passed by Lewis Canyon and Lewis Falls in the snowstorm, but couldn’t halfway see it and deemed it as a must-stop on our return visit (we also missed Moose Falls and the Dime Creek pullout). Finally, the snow eased off and we arrived at the Lewis Lake area, which was beautiful as the sun glistened on the snow-covered lodgepoles. Our first crossing of the Continental Divide at 7988 feet was quite interesting and exciting with the changing topology and weather. We reached West Thumb Geyser Basin (turning out to be one of our favorites) ahead of the snowstorm. On our return trip we had great weather and made a stop at Lewis Falls. Great drive, and GTNP and YNP make a great combination sight-seeing adventure.

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Scenic driving

Pleasant drive. Wish we would have started earlier. Sun was going down fast.

Michael Villavicencio reviewed Huckleberry Hot Springs
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Hiking
First to Review

I went here a few years ago late August. Ranger told us to look out for Grizzlies, though we didn't end up seeing any. Crossed a few little creeks to get there and there was a bear box nearby the actual spring. The source is on a slope that rolls into a shallow creek. The spring was hot and the area is nice as there wasn't any other people around in the gorgeous meadow. I've heard of people xc skiing to the site when there is snow, probably would be another nice experience.

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Scenic driving

This scenic drive is some of the best you will see. Lots of wildlife, buffalo, elk, and moose. Can be crowded and slow during the summer months, but a beautiful connection to two of America's best National Parks!

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Scenic driving

Lined with dense forest, this road is one of the most exciting roads to drive in the USA. Why? Because if you're headed north you're bound for Yellowstone, and if you're headed south you're aiming for Grand Teton National Park. Does it get any better than that? I didn't think so. (Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife - don't be the guy who stops traffic because you hit a moose - no one, and I mean no one, likes that guy.)

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Scenic driving

Beautiful drive between the Tetons and Yellowstone. Soak in the scenery here before enjoying whichever park is next for you!

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Scenic driving

Pretty drive between Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park

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Scenic driving

Always love driving through the Parkway

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