In a tripadvisor forum from 2006 a person made the following comment and gave it only a 1* rating. "I think all the hype and photos of the Grand Prismatic Spring are misleading. You can't see it from the boardwalk; you need to be above it in a helicopter. I saw recommendations in a forum to climb the hill opposite the parking lot for a good view. Not an easy task, unless you bring mountain-climbing equipment. Another recommendation was to go to the Fairy Falls trail where you could get a view from above. Again, you'd better bring your hiking boots to climb the hill there. When they built the boardwalk, it's too bad they didn't create some sort of platform where you could look down on the spring. It was to be one of the highlights of our trip and I was very disappointed."
I really wanted to see Grand Prismatic Spring from above but don't have hiking boots. Is it really going to be that difficult to climb up the hill to get some pictures? Exactly where would I park and go for pictures from above to make this the easiest and quickest since we have lots of other stops that day?