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Hikes/activities for our upcoming trip

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Hikes/activities for our upcoming trip

It's less than a week until we leave -- wow! We're so excited!

We're reviewing our plans, and it's obvious that I've overstuffed our days. We have 5 full days to enjoy the park. I was hoping to get some feedback on the hikes/activities below -- which should we take out? Are there any that we should be sure to include instead? The focuses of the trip are wildlife and scenery.

Mallard Lake hike near Old Faithful

Upper Geyser Basin

Midway Geyser Basin

Lost Lake hike near Roosevelt

Lamar River Trail

Beaver Ponds Trail

Storm Point

Elephant Back

West Thumb Geyser Basin

Tower Fall

Artist Point Trail to Point Sublime

Ribbon and Clear Lake Trails

We also have other points of interest in mind such as Hayden Valley, Lamar Valley, LeHardy Rapids, Fishing Bridge, Dunraven Pass, North and South Rim Drives, Swan Lake Flat, Gibbon Meadows, and Firehole Falls.

Thank you all for your help!

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1. Re: Hikes/activities for our upcoming trip

Wow, you've got quite a bit there. If you want good scenery and the possibility for wildlife, Definitely give Hayden and Lamar Valleys priority. Some other good hikes for both:

Trout Lake - short steep hike, but you have a good chance at seeing the cutthroat trout spawning, which will draw the attention of otters and bears (bring bear spray!). Beautiful scenery at the lake as well.

Hellroaring (hike out to the suspension bridge). If you want to see a unique animal, check the rockpiles at the beginning of the hike for pika. Amazing little creatures. Black bears are also in the area along with wolves. There is a 600 foot elevation change near the trailhead, but it's not bad.

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2. Re: Hikes/activities for our upcoming trip

Your post doesn't say where you'll be staying. Hike at the nearest places to where you're staying to minimize driving time.


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