about 1 year ago

Great Hike

The hike to these ruins is very cool. It is helpful to swing by the visitor center on the way in and ask a ranger about how to get to the trail and what to look for. The trail wasn't hard to follow, and the ruins were in good shape.

Best Hike In The Park

This hike is a really cool place to go in and explore. There are small arrows that help direct you around the maze, but some of the coolest views are down different paths. We went early on the morning and there wasn't anyone else there. Very cool hike.

Great Day Hike

When we went late in the fall, we saw about 6 other people the entire hike, and no one once we got into the canyon. The dirt road up to the trailhead is 4 wheel drive recommended (and closed in the winter), but you can make it about half up and stop at a parking area for the dude ranch without 4wd. Just adds a little more distance to the hike. In winter, you have to hike in a mile to get to the trailhead. Beautiful views in the canyon, not too strenuous, and we saw 3 moose right on the trail, so keep an eye open for wildlife. Overall a great day hike.

Worth The Crowds

This is one of the best places in the park to get photographs. The still waters created by the beaver dams gives you incredible reflections of the Tetons. There will be lots of other photographers, but it is very worth it.

Unbeatable Views

This is, without a doubt, the best place I have ever camped. You get incredible panoramic views of the Tetons, and it is free. It's a good place to watch sunrise and sunset. The dirt road up is easily doable; we made it up with no problem in a little Toyota Corolla despite the road being a little muddy.

Watkins Glen

Great hike past beautiful waterfalls. This is one of my favorite hikes. The bridges spanning the falls look great and the trail is in good condition. The trail leading back from above the gorge is a nice change of scenery, a forest of red pines. I can't wait to go back with my new camera.