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South Rim Trail

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Beautiful views and great photography. Easy trail, not much elevation change. Snow kept us from... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vista, California
Misty Day

Our visit was on a cloudy and misty day, but was certainly still a great view. I shot some video... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Austin, Texas
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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful views and great photography. Easy trail, not much elevation change. Snow kept us from walking too far.

1  Thank nanaof4321
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our visit was on a cloudy and misty day, but was certainly still a great view. I shot some video of the river I really like. I very much enjoyed watching people from all over the world appreciate the beauty of our first national park!

3  Thank Hunt4game
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This was nice, although since I'm afraid of heights, I was scared. Other than that, bring your camera and get beautiful pictures!

Thank CoCo Doug K
Reviewed 23 October 2016

There are some trails that touch your soul. OK, too poetic, but still - this trail is so outstanding! This is a trail to be savored. There are several access points. The first is as you turn onto South Rim Drive, the road to your...More

8  Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Yellowstone offers so much! We camped six nights so had a chance to explore quite a bit. Of all our experiences at this national park this hike was the very best. It was a thrill to hike along the river and watch it rush toward...More

2  Thank Carol K
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a great walk along the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, You can start at the Upper Falls car park, or do it the other way from Artist Point. Whichever way you go, you will have to walk back, as there are no shuttles. I...More

Thank OziDiver
Reviewed 1 October 2016

It is not too hard and long, in fact I pushed a stroller with my daughter on it all the way through. But the views are very good. Only problem is you either have to walk back the same way or asking someone 's help...More

Thank Lu Z
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We arrived at Artist Point (around 8AM) and picked up the trail-head at the south end of the parking lot. While the trail is mostly paved, there are some steep sections that would make it a very challenging trail for wheelchair access but otherwise, an...More

Thank webcam13
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This trail description is not for those who just want to look at the overlooks or want to take a short hike along South Rim Trail. Those are straightforward and other posts have described them. This a much longer hike encompassing the South Rim of...More

6  Thank GreentreeMA
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Fairly easy walk, mostly paved, along south rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Bring a camera!!

Thank BigC320
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We have Yellowstone penciled into our travel plans for December 2018. Just wondering if South Rim Trail is accessible at this time of the year?
14 January 2017|
Response from missyolivephd | Reviewed this property |
Most of the park closes. The only part that stays open is for skiing. Check with park for extra details.