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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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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We visited the Grand Canyon last year and both feel this is better you can get closer to the falls see the snow clinging to the sides and generally gaze in wonder

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the Grand Canyon last year and both feel this is better you can get closer to the falls see the snow clinging to the sides and generally gaze in wonder

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

In our opinion, this is the best side to see the canyon, falls, etc. Try it and make your own decision.

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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

There's always great vistas in the park. This is one of the best! Standing there and seeing the beauty of the falls and hearing the water rushing down the valley is an awesome experience.

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Fayetteville, AR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a fairly easy hike with so many terrain/scenery changes. We saw everything from the beautiful waterfall to the scenic Lily Pad Lake, to the lunar looking mudpot area, to beautiful tree lined meadows. Once we got away from the parking lot areas with scenic overlooks, there were very few people on the trail. Be sure to spray down... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My wife and I and our three kids (4, 7 and 11) did this hike with the guided tour in the morning. We really enjoyed it. Our four-year old did most of the walking, and we got some great views and the other two kids had no trouble with the pace or trail. Great views, mostly flat trails.

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Again, start out early as you can on these Yellowstone hikes and beat the crowds. This trail starts in the Wapiti Lake trailhead parking lot and crosses the road by the bridge. You can drive to the parking areas such as Uncle Tom's view and Artist's Point, but hike the whole nine yards! If we seniors in our mid 70s... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I parked at the parking lot near the upper falls and hiked to Artist Point and beyond. It is rewarding to watch as your perspective of the canyon changes as you make this relatively short and easy hike. For example, as you move away from the lower falls, you'll notice changes in the colors of the canyon walls. Even though... More 

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North Platte, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Truly an enjoyable hike with an amazing view of the falls and valley. Take care of the edge, rocks occasionally give way and lives have been lost to that fact. Respect the land and enjoy its beauty. Truly worth the venture!

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Sussex, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We enjoyed this drive with the spectacular scenery. It was most memorable and our photos will ensure we do not forget.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

There is a loop hike that starts near the Wapiti parking area (just to your right after you cross the river heading towards Artists' Point). You can follow a trail past the upper falls to the lower falls (with a side trip down Uncle Tom's trail) to Artists' Point . . . and we continued out to Sublime Point. You... More 

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Address: Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Yellowstone National Park

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