A relatively easy loop hike combines a trio of backcountry lakes with a stroll along the canyon rim. You can start from several spots, but we like beginning at the Clear Lake Trailhead. After less than a mile, turn left to reach tree-ringed Clear Lake. Lily Pad Lake is just beyond, and peaceful Ribbon Lake is about a mile past that. Retrace your steps to Lily Pad Lake, then turn north, then west, to approach the knockout vista of the Lower Falls at Artist Point. The rest of the loop follows the South Rim Trail along the canyon’s edge, offering views of thundering waterfalls and brightly colored rock walls.
Yellowstone National Park
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Clear Lake and Ribbon Lake Loop
Our Rating Neighborhood Grand Canyon Area Trail Info 5.8-mile loop. Easy to moderate
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