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South Rim Trail

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Canyons
Description: Considered by many to be the best area to view and explore the Grand Canyon.
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Dunedin, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
84 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

At the end of the Artist Point area is a trail that leads to Point Sublime and/or also a nice loop trail past a lake. It offers some gorgeous views and wildlife sighting opportunities as well as a chance to separate from the crowds. Take a water and your camera and enjoy!

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Madison, WI
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Yellowstone absorbs the summer crowds pretty well, and yet the turnouts and sights most proximate to the highway can get pretty overwhelmed. I heartily urge you to take the 3-hour hike along the south rim and than back through the meadow to your starting point, which will also pass small lakes and smoldering mud pots. The canyon views are astounding... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You will escape the tour bus crowd and see some great views along this trail. Don't miss Uncle Tom's trail.

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PA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a nice trail in the Yellowstone Canyon area. It gives spectacular views of the canyon that you cannot get from normal tourists stops and it is a nice way to get away from the crowds. You can make a nice loop by taking the Clear Lake trail through a small thermal area back to the parking area. One... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a great walk/hike with wonderful views of the lower falls and the Grand Canyon. We started in the Uncle Tom's parking lot and walked to Artist Point and back. The guide book said this was a four mile hike but it didn't seem that long to us, maybe 2.5-3.0 at the most? The trail is uneven at times... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We did this trek 1st in our tour on the south and north rims of the grand canyon of the yellowstone. We saw the rainbow just like in the picture. We also saw some ice/snow still on the side of the canyon. Although it seems like a lot, just take the stairs in small chunks. Down and back up in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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53 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We did this with a toddler on my back in a kid carrier, a bit up and down, and definitely not one for a stroller. Great views of the Upper falls from the first car park, and a little further along, amazing views over the lower falls. We saw lots of chipmunks on the walk which was really lovely. A... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Loved this trail. It was not too difficult and got you away from all the tourists who only stop at the overlooks.

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New Albany, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This trail offers some wonderful views from the rim. I should tell you, I'm not a hiker, nor am I in top physical condition. I walk daily at our paved park. I found the trail pretty uneven, and had to watch my foot placement. There is a lot of going up and down, while not two steep most of the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is not a rigorous trail if you compare them with the ones on the hills. However, it may be muddy or slippery. The path is shady, and passes through two parking lots (for restroom visits). The view of upper falls is spectacular. As of June 3rd 2014, the road to Uncle Tom's trail was closed. You may want to... More

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