Wyoming June 01, 2019
You Can See 11 Waterfalls In Just One Day Of Hiking In Wyoming
Wyomingites are so lucky to be surrounded by the beauty of nature. If you’re looking for a one-day adventure that’s sure to be remembered, head out on this trip to hike to 11 different Yellowstone Waterfalls. Bring your boots and bear spray!
Get ready for a wonderful day of hiking to see stunning cascades!
You'll drive to see almost a dozen Yellowstone waterfalls, and get in just about 13 miles of hiking. Start off early to truly enjoy your time out in the wilderness.
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1. Moose Falls
Moose Falls is the perfect place to catch sunrise. The waterfall is just a short walk from a parking area, so you can stay warm in your car while you keep an eye out for wildlife before dawn. When the sun wakes up, walk on over to the illuminated falls, and then begin your one day waterfall excursion.
2. Kepler Cascades
Your next stop, Kepler Cascades, is another short walk from a parking area. You'll love the bridge that brings you to a stunning view of these picturesque roaring rapids.
3. Mystic Falls
Mystic Falls will be the first real hike of the day. Start off at the trailhead and hike 2.4 miles, round trip. This loop trail shows off the beautiful falls as well as Fairy Creek.
4. Fairy Falls
Now that you're all warmed up, the longest hike of the day is to Fairy Falls and back. Trek just under 5 miles to see one of the tallest waterfalls in Wyoming. Along the way, you'll find an unbeatable view of Grand Prismatic Spring and the Midway Geyser Basin.
5. Gibbons Falls
Now that you've worked up a sweat, take it easy at Gibbons Falls. This short trail takes you to an overlook of one of the park's most famous cascades. After you've seen Gibbons, head into Canyon Village for lunch and to rest up before your final true hike of the day.
6. The Upper Falls...
The Canyon area is undergoing some construction as of Spring 2019, but you can still take a 3.8 mile hike to see all three waterfalls that feed into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
7. ... Crystal Falls...
Most people forget that Crystal Falls exists! This impossibly tall waterfall is easy to miss, but you'll really feel the power of the falls when you get close.
8. ... and the Lower Falls (seen here from Artist's Point).
The iconic Lower Falls is visible from several scenic overlooks, like Artist's Point. If you've got some time, try walking down into the Canyon via Uncle Tom's Trail.
9. Tower Falls
After exploring the Canyon Area, head north! At Tower Junction, you'll find a short path that takes you to the Tower Falls overlook. If you're enjoying the weather, head down to the bottom of a small canyon that brings you to the beautiful Tower Creek.
10. Wraith Falls
Wraith Falls is one waterfall that's often passed up my travelers heading to the more famous Yellowstone attractions. That means the trail is relatively empty most of the year! Though it's less than a mile out-and-back, this is a scenic stroll that will show off some beautiful Wyoming wildlife.
11. Upper and Lower Undine Falls
Finally, head to the Undine Falls trail. This last, 1.2 mile hike will take you to the 11th cascade of the day - and you'll likely make it before dinnertime if you've planned your day right! Only in Wyoming is such a trip possible.
Each of these waterfalls is located in Yellowstone National Park, which is best to visit in May, June or September, when the crowds quiet down.
Address: South Entrance Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY, 82190
Be careful in Yellowstone. While it’s truly a wonderland of geology, quite a few tourists visit, and never make it back. Read about
some spooky deaths in Yellowstone here, and be sure to follow the park’s rules for a safe and enjoyable trip.