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Observation Point Trail, Yellowstone National Park

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Observation Point Trail is located in Yellowstone National Park. Our Yellowstone National Park vacation builder makes visiting Observation Point Trail and other Yellowstone National Park attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We did this hike early in the morning on our late September visit and had the trail to ourselves. It was a moderate hike and we accomplished it in under 45 minutes at an easy pace.  more »
  • This is a 2.1 mile loop trail that takes you to the top of a ridge that looks down on Old Faithful. We went as a family & it was appropriate for our 4 year old. The view is good & it gives you a diffe...  more »
  • Hike early or late in the day to avoid the worst crowds (I personally don't recommend being on ANY trail in Yellowstone after dark. You are wandering in a land populated by real live wild animals that...  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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