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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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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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Beatuiful.

This was nice, although since I'm afraid of heights, I was scared. Other than that, bring your camera and get beautiful pictures!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
CoCo Doug K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was nice, although since I'm afraid of heights, I was scared. Other than that, bring your camera and get beautiful pictures!

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Westville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

There are some trails that touch your soul. OK, too poetic, but still - this trail is so outstanding! This is a trail to be savored. There are several access points. The first is as you turn onto South Rim Drive, the road to your immediate right is to the Wapiti Picnic area. If you park here, you cross the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Yellowstone offers so much! We camped six nights so had a chance to explore quite a bit. Of all our experiences at this national park this hike was the very best. It was a thrill to hike along the river and watch it rush toward the upper falls. The falls is spectacular and this trail offers many good views. Not... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This is a great walk along the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, You can start at the Upper Falls car park, or do it the other way from Artist Point. Whichever way you go, you will have to walk back, as there are no shuttles. I picked up a couple at Artist Point who were looking for a ride back. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

It is not too hard and long, in fact I pushed a stroller with my daughter on it all the way through. But the views are very good. Only problem is you either have to walk back the same way or asking someone 's help to drive back.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We arrived at Artist Point (around 8AM) and picked up the trail-head at the south end of the parking lot. While the trail is mostly paved, there are some steep sections that would make it a very challenging trail for wheelchair access but otherwise, an easy walk. The Lower Falls viewpoints along the way were beautiful! The further south we... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This trail description is not for those who just want to look at the overlooks or want to take a short hike along South Rim Trail. Those are straightforward and other posts have described them. This a much longer hike encompassing the South Rim of the canyon and much of the area surrounding it. The best map is in the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Fairly easy walk, mostly paved, along south rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Bring a camera!!

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Moab, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This was a fabulous and wonderful view. There was a little hike down to the view point, but well worth the effort. Would be impossible with a wheel chair or physically challenged. Easy enough for children. Great pictures and great view. Do It!

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We followed the South Rim Trail from the parking lot to Artist Point and back. The trail was very scenic, offering views of the canyon from many vantage points. We were unable to take Uncle Tom's trail because there was a massive snowy area further up the hill that could crash down and land directly on the stairwell, but if... More 

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