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    • Island Park, Idaho

      Explore Henry's Fork Dam in Island Park

      5.0
      Don't be confused by Island Park Dam or the map location "Henry's Fork." This little spot is right on the actual fork in the river, but since most people don't know about it, you'll probably have it all to yourself! Once you park, walk down to the dam bridge. From there you can take in the scener...
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    • Island Park, Idaho

      UTV Adventure in Island Park

      Tucked between Yellowstone and the Grand Teton National Parks sits Island Park, Idaho – and the best way to experience it is getting thrown around the inside of an UTV, kicking up dust, cranking corners and cruising the land. There are multiple vendors in town that offer rentals, and they wil...
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    • Island Park, Idaho

      Explore Big Springs and Johnny Sack's Cabin

      4.5
      1 mi / 20 ft gain
      Big Springs is the headwaters of the Henry's Fork of the Snake River. Producing 120 million gallons of water per day, the spring forms wide and crystal-clear pools filled with trout (no fishing allowed). A paved trail leads to historic Johnny Sack's cabin, which is open for tours during the summe...
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    • Island Park, Idaho

      Hike the River Trail and Ranch Loop at Harriman State Park

      3 mi / 20 ft gain
      Located at 6,100 feet above sea level, Harriman State Park (also called "the Ranch") is renown for it's fly fishing along the Henry's Fork. Whether you bring a fly rod or not, this scenic loop through the park is a delight for hikers of all abilities.Make a stop at park headquarters to pay the en...
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    • Island Park, Idaho

      Snowshoe the River Ranch Loop in Harriman SP

      3 mi / 20 ft gain
      The River Ranch Loop trail is a great snowshoe trail for families or beginners, since it has relatively few small hills. The trail runs for about 2.5 miles. There are also multiple state cabins/houses along the trail, including the Jones House, where you can take a break and warm up inside by the...
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    • Harriman State Park, Idaho

      Yurt Camping in Harriman State Park

      5.0
      Harriman State Park offers two yurts that are tucked just inside of the park entrance: Cygnet and Wyethia. With the exception of ADA accessibility, they are both identical in size and amenities. Cygnet is the first Yurt on your right side as you pull down the drive, and Wyethia is a few hundred f...
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    • Island Park, Idaho

      Hike Mt. Jefferson and Lake Marie

      5.0
      11 mi / 2000 ft gain
      This out-and-back hike to the highest point in the Centennial mountains of Idaho and Montana skirts the continental divide and provides stunning views of both states.  From U.S. Highway 20, Sawtell Peak Road heads west, winding back and forth up the south side of Sawtell Peak.  Because there is a...
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    • Ashton, Idaho

      Upper and Lower Mesa Falls Loop

      4.8
      2.6 mi / 358 ft gain
      When two waterfalls have their own scenic byway, you know it is worth the additional stop. Lower Mesa Falls and Upper Mesa Falls are spectacular waterfalls along the Henrys Fork River, deep in the Grand Targhee Forest. The winding scenic byway yields some spectacular views of the Grand Targhee Fo...
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    • Ashton, Idaho

      Mesa Nature Trail

      5.0
      2.44 mi / 236 ft gain
      The Mesa Nature Trail begins on the dirt road to the Upper Mesa Falls overflow parking lot. The first mile of the trail is wide and smooth. Pause a half mile in to admire the Henry's Fork from the top of a lava field. The trail terminates at a flat bluff overlooking the top of Upper Mesa Falls. ...
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    • West Yellowstone, Montana

      Camp at Cherry Creek Campground at Hebgen Lake

      In early November we drove from Big Sky to this free campsite located on the southern part of the lake. The road is dirt but mellow. We saw no other campers the entire 2 days we were there.  We got out on our inflatable kayak the first day and paddled out on the glassy water near some enormous fl...
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    • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

      Dunanda Falls via Boundary Creek Trail

      4.5
      16.56 mi / 771 ft gain
      You'll start at the Bechler Ranger Station and take the Boundry Creek Trail. Depending on which camp site you reserve your hike will be anywhere from 5-9 miles. We camped at site 9A1 5 miles from the ranger station. Hiking to waterfall is 16+ miles round trip Your feet will get wet on this hike,...
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    • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

      Mystic Falls Loop

      5.0
      3.5 mi / 500 ft gain
      Mystic Falls is located in the Biscuit Basin area of Yellowstone National Park. Biscuit Basin’s parking lot is approximately 2 miles north of Old Faithful along Grand Loop Road. Start your hike along the Biscuit Basin boardwalk. The boardwalk provides access to several thermal features includin...
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    • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

      Photograph Cave Falls

      3.5
      Cave Falls is one of the hidden waterfalls of Yellowstone National Park that really only the natives know about. Although Cave Falls originally derived its name from a cave next to the waterfall, the cave has since collapsed and is no longer accessible. Known for its enormous length of 250 feet, ...
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    • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

      Cross-Country Ski around Old Faithful, Yellowstone

      While Old Faithful is familiar to many, winter there is an entirely different experience. If you are interested in less crowds, a once in a lifetime experience and an area accessible only by snow coach, this area in winter is for you.There are ski and snowshoe trails all over the area and you can...
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    • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

      Photograph the Elusive Beehive Geyser

      5.0
      0.1 mi
      Located in the Upper Geyser Basin along the banks of the Firehole River is the world famous Old Faithful geyser which is typically seen as a "must do" on any trip to Yellowstone National Park.  While at the famous geyser a small portion of visitors each year are lucky enough to happen upon the er...
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    • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

      Upper Geyser Basin Old Faithful Observation Point Loop

      4.7
      5.03 mi
      Starting at the Old Faithful Visitor Center, you can follow a flat, meandering path along the Firehole River to view several different geysers and geothermal features. The trail begins on an accessible, paved path but then changes to well-maintained gravel. Depending on the time and energy you h...
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    Camping and Lodging in Island Park

    Buttermilk
    Island Park, Idaho

    Buttermilk

    Mccrea Bridge
    Island Park, Idaho

    Mccrea Bridge

    Upper Coffee Pot
    Island Park, Idaho

    Upper Coffee Pot

    Big Springs Grp. Area   Island Park
    South Big Springs Loop Road

    Big Springs Grp. Area Island Park

    Big Springs Warming Hut
    Yellowstone Branch Line Trail

    Big Springs Warming Hut

    Bishop Mountain Cabin
    Island Park, Idaho

    Bishop Mountain Cabin

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Island Park

    The Best Free Camping Near Yellowstone

    The Best Free Camping Near Yellowstone

    Lauren Blanchard

    Yellowstone's Most Adaptable Animal: The Coyote

    Yellowstone's Most Adaptable Animal: The Coyote

    Patrick James

    North America's Fastest Runner: The Pronghorn of Yellowstone

    North America's Fastest Runner: The Pronghorn of Yellowstone

    Patrick James

    National Park Spotlight: 20 Beautiful Photos From Yellowstone National Park

    National Park Spotlight: 20 Beautiful Photos From Yellowstone National Park

    The Outbound Collective

    5 Reasons Why You Should Explore Yellowstone National Park In Winter

    5 Reasons Why You Should Explore Yellowstone National Park In Winter

    Crystal Guthrie

    A Response To The Yellowstone Bison Incident From An Actual Wildlife Biologist

    A Response To The Yellowstone Bison Incident From An Actual Wildlife Biologist

    Imogene Cancellare