As we wrap up our Yellowstone/Grand Teton series, we wanted to culminate with OUR Top 5 places to see in Yellowstone. I think it’s pretty obvious what you should see in the Grand Tetons……..the Grand Tetons.
You can see the related Top 5 video HERE!
Starting from the bottom… #5 – Old Faithful!
Why isn’t it at the tippity-top of the list? Because no matter what, I’m guessing that if you’re going to Yellowstone, you’re probably going to see Old Faithful no matter what. Honestly, we debated if it was Top 5 worthy because there is SO MUCH TO SEE!!
#4 – Hayden Valley
Maybe we got lucky and saw a ton of wildlife in the area (those are bison blobs in a couple of the pictures above) and the day we drove through happened to be gorgeous, but honestly, this section of the park is completely under-rated. Please find some time if you’re in the park to check out this beauty!
#3 – Artist’s Point
This can literally be one of the quickest stops you make in the entire park, but you’d be remiss not to see it. Find a place to park, walk to the upper and/or lower overlook, and be awestruck at the view of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.
#2 – Mammoth Hot Springs
After passing the terraces twice a day for a few days, we knew we had to make time to explore this wonder, and we are SOOO glad we did! There are tons of boardwalks to keep you and the springs safe, with spots of stairs here and there to take you up to the Main Terrace. We’d recommend going on a clear morning (if you can swing it). Bonus: Fort Yellowstone is nearby, which is a fun area to walk around!
#1 – Grand Prismatic
Here’s the deal: you’re going to be surrounded by a TON of people. Whether you see this beauty at ground level, or the overlook on the trail to Fairy Falls. It’s a bustling attraction, but it is completely unique and worth the people headaches. Try and get there early, otherwise, be prepared to park a bit farther out. I can’t begin to tell you how inspiring this place is though. The colors are more vibrant than anything I’ve seen before. The fact that it’s RIGHT THERE is just….amazing.
And with that, we are done talking about our National Park trip from this summer. It was a truly amazing experience and we hope you’ve enjoyed all of the posts and videos! Did you miss one? The posts all start with the label “August 2019” and you can see the video list HERE!
Happy Hiking, friends!