Canyon Area Day Hikes in  Yellowstone National Park 

Hiking at Yellowstone is a great way to explore the beauty of this large National Park. There's a Canyon Area Yellowstone Day Hike for you no matter your age, ability, or skill level.


It’s important to be Bear Aware when exploring Yellowstone hikes. You may encounter both grizzly bears and black bears on the park trails.  Learn how to prevent a bear encounter and what to do if you see a bear while hiking.

Be Bear Aware

The Cascade Lake Trail is a moderate hike that moves through dense forest and meadows. The trail can be wet and muddy and snow may linger until July.

Cascade Lake Trail

The Grebe Lake Trail is mainly used by fishers, hikers, and backpackers. The footpath begins on an old roadbed and narrows to a path through lodgepole pine forest.

Grebe Lake Trail

The Howard Eaton Trail was once famous for being one of the most scenic trails in America for horseback.  It passes four lakes, forest, meadows, and marsh.

Howard Eaton Trail

The Ribbon Lake Trail is a path that leads across South Rim Drive to the Clear Lake Trailhead.  Grizzly Bear sightings are common on this trail so be bear aware and hike in groups. 

Ribbon Lake Trail

The Observation Peak Trail will take you to one of the best summits in the world.  It's a moderate trail with an elevation gain of 1400 feet.

Observation Peak Trail