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Description: Considered by many to be the best area to view and explore the Grand...
Considered by many to be the best area to view and explore the Grand Canyon.
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Starting at Artist Point, the South Rim Trail incorporates several of the top 10 things to do in Yellowstone including Upper and Lower Falls, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and Uncle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Starting at Artist Point, the South Rim Trail incorporates several of the top 10 things to do in Yellowstone including Upper and Lower Falls, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and Uncle Toms Trail. The trail from Artist Point to the Crittenden Bridge is about 2.5 miles if you include the Uncle Tom. If you are into. Aural beauty especially waterfalls and... More 

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Yorkville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I took this trail with my family while walking to Artist Point. The atmosphere was lovely and serene. About half way in to it, we saw a marten eating a mouse right next to the trail! Most of the time it was pretty easy, and I enjoyed it.

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Yorkville, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Hiked this easy to moderate trail with my family this morning. Loved the ongoing views of the falls with rainbows, the canyon and the woods. After 3 days in YNP & 2 in GTNP, this is my favorite hike. Spotted ospreys, Gray Jays, chipmunks, ravens, squirrels and had the pleasure to watch a marten catch a mouse and dine on... More 

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Boyds, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great trail that isn't too hard. Probably about a mile long. It is paved but I would not recommend bringing a stroller or wheel chair. I also wouldn't recommend it if you are very out of shape, as the switchbacks could wind you considerably. Well traveled and doesn't require bear spray. If you continue hiking on nearby trails, you will... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is the direct road to both the upper and lower falls and artist point. Fight the traffic - it's worth it.

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KC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Keeping going past artist point. The crowds really begin to thin out and at the end of the trail you may be virtually all alone. Time for a picnic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We parked at the Uncle Tom's trailhead (restrooms available) and completed the loop (Uncle Tom-->South Rim--> Ribbon Lake --> Clear Lake) including the out and back spur to Point Sublime. The trail is relatively flat throughout. The Clear Lake trail meanders through a nearly deserted hydrothermal area and ends in a beautiful meadow. In August it was full of wildflowers... More 

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Garden City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great hike. Started at Uncle Tom's trail and then went along the south rim towards Ribbon lake. Views were amazing of the canyon and river. 11 and 13 year old kids loved the hike. About a mile from Ribbon lake it got really buggy with many mosquitoes...bug spray essential. On way back went by clear lake, also very nice. A... More 

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East Earl, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Another trail in the Yellowstone National Park. South Rim Trail had many adventures waiting for the hiker.

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Williamsport, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

At the far end (away from the parking lot) this trail connects with the Ribbon Trail to form a loop. It takes about 3 hours, but is the best way to see both of the Falls and the Grand Canyon.

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