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Fairy Falls, Yellowstone National Park

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Fairy Falls is located in Yellowstone National Park. Plan your visit to Fairy Falls and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.
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  • We were told that this waterfall is more majestic and mystic than mystic falls, but it is closed right now. We were disappointed to not be able to see it. Maybe next year.  more »
  • It's a surprise that this is rated so high among all attractions at Yellowstone. It is an extremely BORING hike because you are basically walking through a green tunnel of trees with very little varia...  more »
  • This is great family hike located just South of Grand Prismatic Spring. It's 3.2 miles there & back. I loved the falls. Very beautiful! That said, it's very popular & the parking lot is so small. Good...  more »
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  • Really want to take this trail to go to the mountain vantage point overlooking Grand Prismatic Spring. However, a sign at this trail head mentioned "due to bear hazard, the trail is closed"... Actually this makes me want to get this trail even more! Not only I could see the Grand Prismatic Spring in perspective, bear sighting could be a bonus! However we just leave the trail alone... Rule is rule...
  • Great trailhead to the very nice Fairy Falls as well as to get a view of Grand Prismatic. But don't stop at the falls -- follow the trail a bit further to Imperial Geyser!
  • TRAIL IS CLOSED! due to "increased bear activity/trail maintenance" as of July 3rd 2016. Call park to get updates to see if it's open, I was incredibly disappointed to see it was closed. Park police patrol the area and with helicopters so beware if you try illegally try entering the trail.
  • Pretty good view and very impressive fall
  • Be aware that this road and trail is closed in spring due to increased bear activity in the area. If you are interested in getting a picture of Grand Prismatic Spring from this vantage point, check with the park to see when it is open to hike.

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Where to stay in Yellowstone National Park

As one of the U.S.'s most popular national parks, Yellowstone provides plenty of options for sleeping within its boundaries. Choose from lodges, inns, cabins, hotels, motels, and campgrounds throughout the park. Most of the structured accommodations lie in the park's most-visited areas, such as Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Falls, Old Faithful Geyser, and Yellowstone Lake. Staying on the northern side of the lake puts you right in the heart of the park, making it relatively convenient to visit other areas. Resorts, lodges, and guest ranches line the road just outside the park's east entrance, and a cluster of motels and hotels fills the town of West Yellowstone near the west entrance. You can also opt for lodges and inns to the north in Gardiner, Montana, or find nearly every type of accommodation to the south in Jackson, Wyoming. Staying outside the park is fine if you plan to drive through in a day and catch the highlights, but you'll want to spend at least one night inside the park if you plan to explore it more thoroughly.
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