The Best Photography in Yellowstone National Park

Looking for the best photography in Yellowstone National Park? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Yellowstone National Park. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

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  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Camp at Indian Creek Campground at Yellowstone NP

    Indian Creek Campground is located inside Yellowstone National Park, closest to the northern entrance of the park and just eight miles from Mammoth Hot Springs. It's open from mid-June through mid September and is just $15 a night to camp at. The campground itself is very well maintained and kept...
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  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Drive the Grand Loop in Yellowstone NP

    4.7
    Many people who live an active our outdoor lifestyle have been to many places to climb, hike, camp, etc. Yellowstone National Park needs to be on every single persons bucket list. Sometimes you need to do the tourist thing and see the iconic sites for yourself. Yellowstone is massive and would ...
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  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Photograph the Milky Way over Yellowstone Lake

    5.0
    Yellowstone Lake is huge and it would take a few hours to drive around the entire lake. But traveling around the lake, there are many pullouts available to park your car and walk down to the lake just a couple of feet from the car. Make sure that you are looking for an interesting foreground and ...
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  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Photograph the Milky Way over Yellowstone's West Thumb Geysers

    5.0
    0.7 mi
    Visiting Yellowstone National Park during the daytime is enchanting; with its geysers, lake and wildlife attracting tourists and photographers from across the world. Stay after dark however, and the park takes on a magic that is as indescribable as it is dynamic. Combine this magic with clear; da...
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  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Stand Up Paddle Excursion in Yellowstone National Park

    5.0
    It is something fantastic if you know how to use a standup paddle board. Being able to paddle from one lake to another where no roads can reach via a small channel with natural geysers going off and trout rising to morning and afternoon flies.The water being, in some parts, very warm because of t...
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    Hike to Lone Star Geyser

    5.0
    5 mi
    Lone Star Geyser gets its name from being one the most isolated major geysers. The trailhead begins just south of Old Faithful, along the Loop Road. This trail follows the Firehole River for 2.5 miles along an old service road, through a mix of wooded areas and open meadows. Wildlife spotting is ...
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  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Photograph Lewis Falls, Yellowstone NP

    4.0
    0.32 mi
    If you are coming into Yellowstone National Park from the South Entrance Road (also known as Highway 89) be prepared to stop minutes before Lewis Lake to hike to this waterfall. After crossing the bridge over the Lewis River pull over on the right hand side of the road, there should be plenty of ...
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  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Old Faithful

    4.3
    Starting at the Old Faithful Lodge, which is a sight to see in itself, several trails start out heading away the actual Old Faithful geyser. You can take either one as they form a loop so you will eventually end up back where you started. It is a combination of dirt trails and wooden walkways tha...
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  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Upper Geyser Basin Old Faithful Observation Point Loop

    5.0
    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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  • 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

    Hike above Grand Prismatic Spring

    4.9
    1.59 mi / 150 ft gain
    Grand Prismatic Spring is Yellowstone's largest hot spring and is the third largest spring in the world. Stretching over 350 feet, it is a gargantuan pool of steaming hot and colorful water that cannot be missed while visiting the world's first national park. However, due to its size, it is impos...
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  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Drive The Firehole Lake Loop

    5.0
    Firehole Lake Drive is a 2 mile one way road, near the Lower Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. This is one of the hidden gems in Yosemite where you'll find solitude and quietness. You may see a few people here on a busy day, but you can often find yourself alone.While driving around the ...
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  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Hike the Mystic Falls Loop

    5.0
    3 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

    Night Photography at Yellowstone Geysers

    4.8
    During the day this spot will be packed with people. Come back here at night time to get some beautiful night sky photography with the amazing hot springs and geysers in the foreground, without the crowds.If you are new to night photography, you can read my adventure on Mormon Row where I explain...
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  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Explore Midway Geyser Basin

    4.9
    0.8 mi / 100 ft gain
    If you have ever seen images of Yellowstone besides Old Faithful, this is it. The Midway Geyser Basin is one of the most colorful and steamy hot spring basins in the world. The best way to get the view is from above. Getting here is really easy: head south toward Old Faithful on the southwestern...
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    Sentinel Meadows to Fairy Falls and Imperial Geyser

    5.0
    8.53 mi / 500 ft gain
    This hike starts on a long, straight, wide and flat path due south from the trailhead.  After about a half a mile, you will come to the "Ojo Caliente" spring and a bridge crossing the Firehole River.  If you go down below either side of the bridge, you'll see dozens of bird's nests.  Right after ...
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