Observation Point Trail, Yellowstone National Park

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  • August 13, 2017
    A short strenuous ascent leads to the observation point. The effort is worth, has fantastic views of Old Faithfull and the lodge you can from here. After an eruption of the Old Faithfull has been observed, you can walk on the trail next to the solitary geyser. This apart, geyser has a wonderful platform and the tranquility and seclusion rewarded the hikers, if one can observe any eruption. After the descent, you are back on the roads of the geyser Hill.
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  • July 1, 2017
    This is a 1/2 mile switchback trail that leaves overlooks the Old Faithful geyser basin. We were concerned that it would be too steep, but we found it to be a very easy hike. Allow 30 minutes for your...  more »
  • June 26, 2017
    It's an over 2 mile hike that makes a loop. Worth it and easy to do with all family members. We saw some deer and several other small animals scurrying around. Just a very serene place to enjoy with l...  more »

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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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