Our second day in Yellowstone was filled with traditional sight-seeing and mild mountain climbing!
During our second day at Yellowstone, we arose early (as we would everyday) to set forth on our journey to explore the Southeastern part of the park.
DAY 2: SOUTHEASTERN QUADRANT
- Avalanche Peak Hike
- Canyon Village
- Mud Volcano
Avalanche Peak Hike
We hiked our first major hike ever! It was so incredible I wrote a post just for that hike. 🙂 be sure to check it out!
The hike did take up quite a bit of our morning, but it was definitely worth it.
On our way to Avalanche Peak, we stopped at Artist Point to get an early morning view of the falls.
This was turned out to be the best idea as we only saw a total of 15 people at Artist Point since it was so early. We even heard birds chirping over the distant roar of the waterfall.
After our hike, we went to the Upper Falls. This was so incredible! There is a paved/gravel hike that switchbacks down to 2 observation points at different levels of the falls. This means that the trip down is a breeze, but climbing back up can be a bit of a struggle.
After Upper Falls, we of course drove over to Lower Falls. This area has way less traffic as the views are less spectacular but still beautiful.
The canyon is truly incredible! We really enjoyed seeing the color variety of the soil and the green river rushing through the canyon.
After hiking to mountain tops and deep into canyons, we got to explore the mud volcanoes!
Unfortunately, I did not get many pictures, but it was so cool! I think the mud pots and mud volcanoes were some of my favorite parts of the trip. They are so much fun to watch.
We really enjoyed our second day in Yellowstone and, like always, can’t wait to go back to explore more. 🙂