Well, we finally did it. My husband I took our one-year-olds to Yellowstone 8 years ago and we all loved it and wanted to come back soon. It took 8 years to make it happen, but we finally got our Yellowstone vacation. We made the reservations a year before our trip so the children were excited for a really long time and I was worried they would be disappointed. Luckily, we weren’t. They liked pretty much everything and want to go back soon. Whenever we ask them what their favorite part was, they all say “EVERYTHING!”
I don’t want to go back during the peak season. It was way too crowded for me and I was NOT impressed by the food options. They are definitely not Paleo or fresh. I was really glad we brought along a bunch of our own food so we didn’t have to rely on them for healthy food options.
I discovered that my children have become food snobs, which I am proud of. They do not like processed, “fake” food for the most part anymore. We were all missing good home cooked meals. We stayed in the Canyons area for the first two nights and below are some of my favorite pictures from that area. Here is the post about the Old Faithful area.
Red Rock Hike – Upper Falls of Yellowstone
The first night we got there, we all did the Red Rock hike and they liked it so much that the next morning our son and his dad went back and took this picture. It was my favorite hike. Not so crowded and a beautiful, not too long hike in the shade with a great view.
Brink of the Lower Falls Hike – Yellowstone
Brink of the Lower Falls hike. Even our 3-year-old made all the switchbacks down the trail and most of the way back up (with help from some piggie backs from her biggest sister). It’s about 300 feet tall so it’s very impressive to stand there.
The Brink of the Upper Falls – Yellowstone
The brink of the Upper Falls. The images really don’t do it justice but it’s so beautiful here and so different from the Lower Falls.
Artist’s Point lookout of the Lower Falls
Our son at the Artist’s Point lookout of the Lower Falls.
Our “baby” at the Artist’s Point lookout of the Lower Falls.
Our oldest at the Artist’s Point lookout of the Lower Falls – Yellowstone
Our daughter at the Artist’s Point lookout of the Lower Falls. She’s such a huge bundle of energy that’s always so excited (except in this picture). . .
I thought I better throw in a few images of the Canyon area without our family in them –
The view from Uncle Tom’s cabin trail. Yes, that’s snow the week of July 4th.
Artist’s Point view of the Yellowstone Lower Falls
Crystal Falls – Yellowstone
Crystal Falls in the Canyon area. This is a lesser know hike. My husband went on it by himself and loved the hike and the view. The children and I had a little rest and snack while he went on the hike.