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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: North Rim

Yellowstone National Park, WY

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: North Rim is a 3.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October.

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Mistymoon Trail
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44 Completed 33 Reviews

Hiking with 35lb pack, I left the West Tensleep Lake overnight parking area at 4pm and, despite my heavy pack, arrived at Mistymoon Lake at 7pm. For those wishing to camp at Mistymoon it is important to note that this is back country and there are no preselected campsites; one must find their own site (in accordance with the Cloud Peak regulations). If you're planning to spend any time at Mistymoon, BRING BUG SPRAY - Mistymoon Lake is legendary for its bugs. Also, beware of afternoon and evening thunderstorms. I encountered a decent lightning storm during my last hour of hiking. When I do it again, I will leave much earlier in the day in hopes of avoiding such storms. Overall, the trail was in great condition. As noted below, beware of the creek that you will need to ford at approximately 1 mile into the hike. Water levels have been extra high this year due to the record snowfall in the Big Horns, so my experience with knee deep, swiftly rushing water may not be the norm, but be sure to take care with your footing in such conditions. I found that the added weight of my pack made the first few steps into the water a bit treacherous.

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Mystic Falls
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Great hike. Took route up to overlook with expansive view of valley. Trail goes along to of ridge thru new growth forest then descends to falls. Very pretty waterfall! Trail then follows river through valley.

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Duck Lake
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Hike goes thru new growth forest to small lake. Near road so u can hear traffic.

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Uncle Tom's Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Great hike. Good photos opps of falls. Lots of landings and benches avail to rest at. Go early to avoid crowds.

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Garden Creek Falls
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trail. The loop takes you almost to the top of the mountain and has great views on the east side. Total distance I traveled with a couple of extra treks was 6.7 miles. I think the loop by its self is 5.1 miles. Walking up to the falls is ok but only takes a couple of min to get to. The trails are in great shape just wish they where marked a tad better. Would do again if I was in the area.

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Artists Paint Pots
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23 Completed 23 Reviews

Short, but worth it to see the white bubbling mud!

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Midway Geyser Basin Trail
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23 Completed 23 Reviews

Sadly, it was cloudy and snowing sulfer when we visited here, but it still managed to be fascinating.

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Priord and Norice Lakes Trail
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21 Completed 21 Reviews

Norice and Priord make up the West Fork of the East Fork of the Bear River (confusing I know) The drainage is much larger in width than its neighbor to the east (Allsop Lake) and holds 2 major lakes rather than 1. The Trail requires that you cross the river, without a bridge so be prepared for that. I imagine in early season the crossing could be more serious but it isn't too bad normally. (20-40cfs) The trail can be faint in places. The back of the bowl opens up to large meadows. The ridge behind immediately behind abuts the Four Lakes Basin drainage accessible via the Highline Trail and Rocky Sea Pass. If you have the legs and a shuttle back to EFOTB, its not a bad route. The first 3-4 miles of the trail are mellow, passing through old burn scars and incredibly wet meadows below fed by numerous springs coming off the left side of the canyon. Wood decks help maintain the trail. After 2 miles you encounter some old "Tie Hacker" cabin remnants. Worth a break to look around. Then you hit the wilderness boundary sign, then the fork where you choose Allsop or Norice/Priord From there the trail picks up a bit in gradient but not terrible. The scenery doesn't change much for several miles until you start hitting the upper meadows. Then it's pretty beautiful. Beware, horse packers use this trail as much as the two legged type. Sadly, they can destroy a trail in no time, especially in wet weather, which in the Uinta's is kind of a given. Plan accordingly. The fishing is decent at both lakes.

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Bunsen Peak
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23 Completed 23 Reviews

Beautiful trail that goes through burnt forest as well as open vistas and even quite a bit of snow in early June. My only complaint is that the power lines on top of the peak was not appealing. There was almost no one on this trail when we hiked it and I kept singing to scare off the bears....

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Allsop Lake Trail
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21 Completed 21 Reviews

Trail is seldom used beyond the falls (5 miles) Very quaint, narrow drainage that climbs steadily deom the top of the falls until Allsop is reached. Trail is faint in places but you cant get lost. Lower portion goes through the 2008 burn scar. Pristine meadows and decent fishing.

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