Fairy Falls, Yellowstone National Park

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  • August 3, 2017
    Putting this review here - a new trial has opened with an overlook over the Grand Prismatic Spring. The trailhead is at the parking lot leading to Fairy Falls trail. The Falls is a bit longer hike but...  more »
  • June 21, 2017
    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 »
  • November 11, 2016
    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 »
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  • July 9, 2016
    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...
  • April 12, 2016
    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!
  • July 11, 2016
    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.
  • November 2, 2016
    Pretty good view and very impressive fall
  • June 12, 2015
    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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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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