Union Falls – Yellowstone National Park

Date: July 15, 2016
Miles: 16.2
Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
Start Time: 8:23 am
Duration: 7:23 hours

Union Falls Hike
Union Falls Hike

We have had Union Falls on our list for three years now. In fact, last fall we slept in our car near the trailhead overnight only to bail on the plan after it rained all night. This is not a cold rainy day hike.

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Fairy Falls/Imperial Geyser – Yellowstone NP

Date: August 31, 2014
Miles: 6.94
Elevation Gain: 500 ft
Start Time: 9:34 am
Duration: 2:43 hours

Fairy Falls Trail
Fairy Falls Trail

This is our long time favorite hike in Yellowstone. I don’t remember the first time we hiked it but it was before Stephanie was born because we remember walking through the forest before the big wildfires of 1988 tore through the area. We have taken the kids on this hike more times than I can remember and I have hiked it with just Sandy even more times. It’s a flat trail and has excellent geyser action as well as a very tall waterfall. Continue reading “Fairy Falls/Imperial Geyser – Yellowstone NP”

Osprey Falls – Yellowstone NP

Date: August 30, 2014
Miles: 9.32
Elevation Gain: 2,080 ft
Start Time: 7:46 am
Duration: 4:10 hours

Osprey Falls Trail
Osprey Falls Trail

We had wanted to hike to Osprey Falls for several years but since it’s up in the northwest corner of Yellowstone and our condo week in July every year is down near Teton Village it has never been in the cards. This time we came up over the Labor Day weekend and spent the night in Gardner just so we could do this hike. Unfortunately, since it wasn’t the middle of summer is was a cold and rainy day. Continue reading “Osprey Falls – Yellowstone NP”