Family-Friendly Trekking in Yellowstone
Yellowstone features more than 1,100 miles of well-maintained trails, many of which are easily accessible and family-friendly. The Cascade Loop is an easy 4.5-mile trail that is most beautiful in June and July, when wildflowers paint the Cascade Lake meadows in brilliant colors. Observation Peak is 3 miles from Cascade Lake, and presents tremendous views of Hayden Valley, Grebe Lake, and the Central Plateau. The Pelican Creek Trail, near the Fishing Bridge Visitor Center, is an easy 1-mile loop that provides plenty of great opportunity to spot the park’s many species of birds. Fit families can go after the park’s best views by hiking the 6.4-mile trail to the peak of Mt. Washburn, in the Tower-Roosevelt area.
By Flash Parker, AFAR Ambassador
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