Rescue Creek & Lava Creek

Rescue Creek and Lava Creek in the north section of Yellowstone National Park, can be connected to an almost loop that covers a great variety of habitats. This variety of habitat usually delivers a variety of wildlife to accompany the beautiful, open scenery along the way. A windy, September morning greeted me as I started…

Blacktail Deer Creek Trail

Blacktail Deer Creek runs through the northern range of Yellowstone National Park. This area features sprawling meadows full of grass, sagebrush, and ponds. It’s perfect habitat for a wide variety of the park’s wildlife. The Blacktail Creek Trail follows the creek across meadows, then down as it cuts through layers of rock to the Yellowstone River….

North Rim Trail

While you can drive to many of the overlooks along the North Rim Trail in Yellowstone National Park, walking the entire length gives you access to exclusive views, a bonus waterfall, and some solitude. Highlights include the powerful Upper Falls which is then dwarfed by Lower Falls which then crashes through the otherworldly Grand Canyon…

Tower Falls

The paved trail to the overlook of Tower Fall in Yellowstone National park is a nice walk for everyone featuring the tall waterfall, great rock formations and the Yellowstone River. Beyond the overlook, the unpaved section of trail meanders down close to the river. Here, the official, maintained trail ends and a sketchy social trail…

Mt. Washburn and Seven Mile Hole

The trail from Dunraven Pass up to the lookout on Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone National Park is a vista paradise as it travels through open meadows, airy forests, and rocky slopes. From the lookout, a trail heads east on a ridge and steeply drops to the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, past…

South Rim Trail

The South Rim Trail faithfully follows closely along the south rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park. This trail gives you incredible views of the Upper Falls and Lower Falls as well as the unique geology that creates colors and formations. While some popular sections are busy, many stretches have…

Clear Lake – Ribbon Lake Loop

Near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park lies two lakes that are accessible via a pleasant loop that tours through meadows and forests, passing numerous hydrothermal features along the way. Clear Lake is a beautiful, emerald green lake with some hydrothermal activity bubbling from its depths while Ribbon lake is a…

Sepulcher Mountain

The trail to the top of Sepulcher Mountain in Yellowstone National Park starts at Mammoth Hot Springs at the Beaver Ponds trailhead and works its way up through forest and meadows and loops to the top of the mountain with stunning views. The trip down through more open grasslands is fantastic and goes past even…

Yellowstone River Picnic Area and Specimen Ridge with Agate Creek

Specimen Ridge and the Yellowstone River Picnic Area trails in Yellowstone National Park feature expansive views, abundant wildlife, and a nice variety including watching the Yellowstone River through a canyon lined with towers. A side trip along Agate Creek takes you steeply down to the Yellowstone River. As I started out at the Specimen Ridge trailhead,…

Garnet Hill Loop and Hellroaring Creek

The Garnet Hill Loop and Hellroaring Creek Trail in Yellowstone National Park are two great hikes with a nice combination of creeks, forest, vast sagebrush meadows and the Yellowstone River. They can be done separately or paired together for a long day hike. I started out on a nice, sunny day at the Garnet Hill…