Divide Trail

The Divide Trail in Yellowstone National Park is a steady climb through an older forest along the Continental Divide to an old lookout site. Aside from a brief glimpse at the beautiful Shoshone Lake, it lacks any views you might hope for, including at the site of the old lookout. In between Old Faithful and[…]

West Thumb Geyser Basin

West Thumb Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park boasts one of the arguably best backdrops for a geyser basin in all of Yellowstone. This collection of springs and geysers is laced by a family-friendly boardwalk that is great and accessible for anyone and everyone. I started walking the boardwalk of West Thumb Geyser Basin in the[…]

Yellowstone Lake Overlook

The Yellowstone Lake Overlook in Yellowstone National Park is a nice loop to an overlook of the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake. This short hike starts at the West Thumb Geyser Basin parking lot and gains some elevation while passing by a couple of hydrothermal features. I started out at the far end of the parking[…]

DeLacy Creek

DeLacy Creek in Yellowstone National Park offers the shortest route to Shoshone Lake. This level trail is a great mix of forest walking along wide, open meadows as DeLacy Creek meanders to Shoshone Lake, the largest backcountry lake in the lower 48 that can’t be reached by road. The trail along DeLacy Creek starts between Old[…]