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Best way to see Prismatic Spring

Putting this review here - a new trial has opened with an overlook over the Grand Prismatic Spring... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Texcoug
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SETX
via mobile
Closed :(

We were told that this waterfall is more majestic and mystic than mystic falls, but it is closed... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
DofDenver
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Denver, Colorado
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Popular hiking and cross-country trail around Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Putting this review here - a new trial has opened with an overlook over the Grand Prismatic Spring. The trailhead is at the parking lot leading to Fairy Falls trail. The Falls is a bit longer hike but the hike to the Prismatic Spring overlook...More

Thank Texcoug
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We were told that this waterfall is more majestic and mystic than mystic falls, but it is closed right now. We were disappointed to not be able to see it. Maybe next year.

1  Thank DofDenver
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

It's a surprise that this is rated so high among all attractions at Yellowstone. It is an extremely BORING hike because you are basically walking through a green tunnel of trees with very little variation in the scenery and with barely any view except the...More

1  Thank michigan_montana
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is great family hike located just South of Grand Prismatic Spring. It's 3.2 miles there & back. I loved the falls. Very beautiful! That said, it's very popular & the parking lot is so small. Good luck if you don't make it early.

Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We've done this hike several times over the years. The trail is mostly flat and well maintained. The falls are beautiful, and a great spot to stop for a picnic lunch. There are a few geothermal features along the way as well.

Thank Noel C
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We decided to see Fairy Falls this trip. Due to a 2 year trail construction project, the shorter trail to Fairy Falls is closed (looking forward to a better view of Grand Prismatic when the project is finished!). We went the 9 miles round trip...More

Thank Mosslady53
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We could Reach the Fairy Falls Trail through the Fountain Freight Road however it seemed quite long and parts were not very interesting. However, it was well worth after all since passed the Falls after a short walk to the Imperial Geyser we did have...More

Thank Marta K
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were not able to hike because they were doing construction plus water was covering the trail. We went in May and several of the trails were not available.

Thank yourmama3
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The walk to this falls is pretty far feeling-probably about 2 1/2 miles one way, but it's just not a pretty walk--through pine trees and very flat. Nothing to see until you get to the falls. The falls are pretty but not as pretty as...More

1  Thank mknc82
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The falls are nice. Just too many people on the trail. It is easy and flat so no problem getting there. Once we got to the falls I saw steam rising in the distance, at that time I knew nothing of imperial geyser. We headed...More

2  Thank Pauluno
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sprocha512
24 August 2016|
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Response from Mosslady53 | Reviewed this property |
There is no bike rack, however, there are wooden barricades blocking you from going on the trail past the Midway Geyser Basin where there is trail construction. There are trees nearby that would probably work too. I would... More
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