5. Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
This 20-mile canyon runs from Upper Falls to Tower Falls and offers plenty of scenic views and hiking opportunities. Artists Point is a must-see that offers a gorgeous view of the Lower Yellowstone River Falls. We recommend exploring the overlooks and trails on both sides of the Grand Canyon. Keep your eyes open for Osprey, which tend to migrate through the area in spring and nest on the pinnacles and rocky outcroppings. Learn more about all the most dazzling waterfalls throughout the Jackson Hole area.
6. Mount Washburn
Adventurous explorers looking for a challenging, yet visually rewarding hike in Yellowstone should scale Mount Washburn. Two formidable trails — one 5 miles and another just over 6 miles — with steep elevation gains will lead you to a summit over 10,000 feet above sea level. Once at the peak, enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, with visibility so impressive that hikers have reported being able to view the Grand Tetons of Grand Teton National Park — approximately 80 miles away — off in the distance. It is worth noting that the National Park Service has recommended against those with heart or respiratory problems attempting the climb.
7. Trout Lake Trail
The Trout Lake Trail is located 30 miles northeast of Mount Washburn and, with level terrain, well-kept paths and an achievable loop just over a mile long, is a perfect option for families traveling with young adventurers looking for an easy hike. The trail’s namesake body of water presents some of Yellowstone’s most gorgeous vistas, often reflecting the surrounding landscape rich in Douglas firs in its calm, crystalline waters.