Observation Point Trail, Yellowstone National Park

#10 of 22 in Trails in Yellowstone National Park
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Twisting and turning up the steep terrain of the iconic Navaho sandstone landscape, Observation Point Trail allows you to get a glimpse of deep, dark gorges, dry streambeds, and mysterious rock formations. This steep hike is strenuous, involving relentless uphill trekking. If paced properly, it can be fun and highly satisfactory, especially once you reach the top and receive your award in a form of the sublime 270-degree view of the canyon. To visit Observation Point Trail and get the most from your holiday in Yellowstone National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Yellowstone National Park visit planner.
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  • The trail is moderate and takes you through some nice scenery, and the view from the top is fantastic. To be clear though, this is a hiking trail with an elevation change and not for everyone. In...  more »
  • It’s so close to the developed area yet gets you deeper into Yellowstone for such little extra effort! Call the geyser recorded line to coordinate Old Faithful’s eruption with your time up there...  more »

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