Top Trails Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks  by Andrew Dean Nystrom

Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks Guide Book

by Andrew Dean Nystrom (Wilderness Press)
Top Trails Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks  by Andrew Dean Nystrom
Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks offer the ultimate in natural and geothermal wonders: backcountry lakes, panoramic summits, glacier-carved canyons, steaming geyser basins, and vast meadows teeming with wildlife. With 46 “must-do” trips from Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful, from the Absarokas to the Gallatin Range, and from Jackson Hole to the Teton Crest Trail, this is your guide. Whether you’re a lucky year-round resident or a happy visitor for a day, week, or an entire season, in this guide you will find: “Don’t get lost” trail milestones, innovative trail-feature tables and elevation profiles, a detailed map of every trail and region, and driving directions to every trailhead.

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Trails from the "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks" Guide Book
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Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 46.

Interpretive signs are lacking, but this easy loop provides an intimate overview of several types of hydrothermal features. If thermal areas pique your interest, the hike combines nicely with the stee ...
Norris Junction, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
This quick but steep and relentless ascent skips the switchbacks. The solitude and some of Yellowstone’s best panoramic views are worth every ounce of exertion. The lightly traveled route traverses wh ...
Canyon Village, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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The most popular moderate-difficulty loop near Mammoth traverses a range of habitats and provides the opportunity to see a wide variety of wildlife, including the occasional black bear.
Gardiner, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
This easy, nearly flat dayhike is designed to provide a brief introduction to the wildlife-rich Bechler (pronounced BECK-ler) region, which was the least affected by the 1988 fires. Bechler is typical ...
Marysville, WY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 7.8
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The Cascade Corner comes as close as any part of Yellowstone to having it all. This three- to five-day route passes by many of the region’s highlights. It’s tough to argue with good catch-and-release ...
Madison Juction, WY - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 29.7
This classic downhill hike is an early- and lateseason favorite of park employees, since the campsites are snow-free as soon as early May and as late as October. It’s just far enough away from the roa ...
Gardiner, WY - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 18.5
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Yellowstone’s premier frontcountry soak is a dynamic series of five-star hot pots formed by the confluence of an icy river and an impressive thermal stream. It’s fun for the entire family and, as one ...
Gardiner, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
Escape the crowds at Jenny Lake with this scenic, leisurely wander through meadows and regenerating forest to a pair of glacial lakes. The untouched forests around Bradley Lake provide a vivid contras ...
Jackson, WY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.8
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This scenic cardio ascent is a popular early-season altitude acclimatization route. Many folks hike in jeans and tennis shoes, but boots and trekking poles come in handy for the scree slopes, especial ...
Gardiner, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
This challenging extension of the popular Jenny Lake & Moose Ponds loop (see Trail 39, page 301) is the park’s most popular and crowded canyon trail. In summer, it’s a bottleneck of sorts, at the conf ...
Jackson, WY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 9.1
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Wider than they are tall, Bechler and Cave falls are the most accessible cascades in the remote Bechler region. This easy loop provides a sample of what the area has to offer while avoiding river ford ...
Marysville, WY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 7.3
For a sample of the Cascade Corner’s varied delights, this rewarding daylong hike can’t be beat. Highlights include lush riparian zones; vast, wildliferich meadows; sublime hot pots; invigorating stre ...
Marysville, WY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 16.4
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A popular family outing from Lake Village, this rewarding trail climbs gently through old-growth lodgepole pine forest, then loops around steeply to a picnic-worthy overlook with a sweeping panoramic ...
Canyon Village, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
This family-friendly dayhike epitomizes what’s so wonderful about the Yellowstone backcountry. Just a short distance off the road, you’ll find one of the park’s tallest waterfalls and a couple of intr ...
Madison Juction, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 63
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This short but steep and challenging ascent is the most direct of several unmarked routes that end up at Yellowstone’s most fascinating and significant petrified forest, located high up a ridge, with ...
Gardiner, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
Although it often parallels a busy road, this popular route leads past a series of overlooks and scenic viewpoints, with a couple of opportunities to take steep detours below the canyon rim for close ...
Canyon Village, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
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Although parts of this popular route parallel the busy South Rim Dr., the partially paved trail winds in and out of enough forests to provide some serenity. It’s a great place to get out of the car to ...
Canyon Village, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
The first few miles of the eastern end of this oftenoverlooked trail meander along the forest northern edge of the wide-open Hayden Valley, through open sagelands and prime habitat for bison, coyote, ...
Canyon Village, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
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This demanding dayhike or more relaxed overnight trip is popular due to its wide range of attractions, including intriguing geysers and hot springs; the chance to bag a major peak; and inviting, lakef ...
West Thumb, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15
This easygoing but rewarding shoreline jaunt leaves the crowds at Colter Bay behind. The forested habitat is ever-changing, and the views across Jackson Lake are amazing. It’s a flexible route, too: A ...
Moran Junction, WY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 9.4
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