Observation Point Trail, Yellowstone National Park

4.5
#10 of 21 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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  • Alternate view of Old faithful. Worth the hike up to Old Faithul erupt from above. It gives you w whole different perspective.  more »
  • Observation Point can be accessed from a couple of places in the Upper Geyser Basin. It makes a loop from the basin up to the point then back to the basin. The trail is easy and gains about 400...  more »

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