We stayed a couple of nights here in Canyon Country. It was beautiful. They call it the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. We hiked the North rim and down the Red Rock trail for a closer view. Later in the day we drove over to Mud Volcano which was crazy cool. The whole park amazed me really. So many things can kill you. There were thermal features all over the place and things I’ve never seen. After Canyon country we made our way to Geyser country via Lake country. In Lake Country we found this little hidden spot that was fun to get to. We explored West Thumb basin and then ended our day with a hike to Lone Star Geyser. It was about a 3 hour hike roundtrip and really cool to see a geyser in the middle of nowhere!!
View from Red Rock Trail.
At the South rim.
Hanging out at Artist Point on the south rim trail.
Churning Caldron at Mud Volcano
Dragon’s Mouth Spring – actually sounded like a dragon breathing!
This was crazy just on the side of the road – Sulphur Caldron
Lots of bison in the park and sometimes they like to stop traffic.
We found this little hidden spot called Sand Point. We had to walk through a very buggy forest and traverse these logs in water to get there though.
Black volcanic sand was cool.
Stopped and checked out West Thumb basin which included Geysers in Yellowstone lake! This is not a normal lake!
Hike out to Lone Star geyser.
I think this was my favorite geyser because it was in the middle of nowhere, took some effort to get too and I like the cone geysers.