S Rim Trail, Yellowstone National Park

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Hike on S Rim Trail for a visually spectacular experience, with many waterfalls large and small cutting through the rocky hills. Climb to Artist Point for an open view of the valley, and look out for wildlife, such as bison. Talk to the park rangers for information about the plant and animal life, as well as the history of the park and the trail itself. Alternatively, choose a ranger-guided hike, where they give out information as you pass the important spots on the trail. The route, mostly paved, is easy enough for walkers of all skill levels. Arrange to visit S Rim Trail and other attractions in Yellowstone National Park using our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner .
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  • Unfortunately some of the trails including Uncle Tom’s were closed for restoration. However Artists view was open and is one of the best viewpoints  more »
  • Nice place, with a chance to do some trail with friends. Approach the waterfall is something remarkable!
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  • This hike was beautiful! The colors in the canyon wall and the overlooks to see out are fantastic. We started at Artist Point which was overrun with tour buses and crowds and got off the beaten path t...  more »
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