Looking for the best bang for your buck? It’s tough to beat this peak, which delivers fantastic panoramas of the park’s remote corners in just 2.1 miles. Of course, you’ll have to work for it—the trail rises a vertiginous 2,100 feet in that distance—but keep your eyes on the prize. The 10,566-foot summit is in view for most of the climb up talus slopes and narrow ridgelines, and once you get there, you’ll have unimpeded views over Yellowstone Lake and across to many of the park’s craggiest peaks, such as Hoyt Peak, Mount Sheridan, Mount Stevenson, and Top Notch. The window to ascend to these heights is narrow: It’s often snow-covered into July, and increased grizzly bear activity makes fall a dicey proposition. Be alert for lightning risks anytime.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park› Attraction
Our Rating Neighborhood Yellowstone Lake Trail Info 4.2 miles round-trip. Difficult.
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