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Grand Prismatic Overlook

Easy/Intermediate

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0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
80% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 79' 24 m
Descent: -69' -21 m
High: 7,357' 2,242 m
Low: 7,278' 2,218 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Karl W

This overlook is one of the parks "must do" trails offering unparalleled views of Grand Prismatic from above.

Karl W

Features Hot Spring · Views

Description

To get to this trail, you'll need to park at the frequently very crowded parking lot for Fairy Falls Trail (you cannot access the trail from the Grand Prismatic parking area). Follow the wide road-like Fairy Falls Trail for a little over 0.5 miles. You'll see the overlook trail to your left (or just follow the crowds).

The trail climbs a little on a gentle grade before heading to a viewing platform. The platform offers possibly the best view of Grand Prismatic in the park, and there is quite a bit of space here to get your selfies and family photos. Most people turn around and run back to the parking area, but the trail continues northwest from the viewing platform and down one switchback to rejoin the Fairy Falls Trail.

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in Old Faithful

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in Wyoming

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Grand Prismatic Hot Spring as seen from Fountain Flats Drive.
Dec 16, 2015 near Yellows…, WY
Grand Prismatic.
Sep 9, 2015 near Yellows…, WY
Grand Prismatic.
Sep 9, 2015 near Yellows…, WY

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