Moose Falls, Yellowstone National Park
Moose Falls is a pretty 30-foot waterfall located on Crawfish Creek in Yellowstone National Park.
You can find the falls just 75 yards off of the South Entrance road, just over a mile north of the South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Watch for the bridge with the sign that says “Crawfish Creek,” and there is a small parking area on the north side of the bridge.
NOTE: I did not see a sign for “Moose Falls” anywhere. You will know where to stop just by seeing the bridge and the parking area. (Look at my photo below.) While it is easy to find, if you don’t know it is there, you can easily drive by without knowing there is such beauty just off of the trail!
A short, easy trail down to the falls will give you a view from the top or you can walk down to the bottom. This is a great spot to stop for a photo or enjoy lunch.
At the overlook, look for the obsidian (volcanic glass) in the rock.
You can also get to the falls by hiking for one mile from the north end of the Snake River picnic area. You will find this picnic area between the South Entrance road and the Lewis River, just past the entrance. As of this writing (9/14/13), I had not done this hike. It is supposed to be easy, and it follows the Lewis River for about the first half of the hike, which is supposed to be great for fishing.
These falls are beautiful, but I probably wouldn’t spend a lot of time hiking to them, unless you love to fish. If you don’t plan on fishing, go ahead and just walk to the falls from the road to save some time. But don’t miss Moose Falls on the drive between the South Entrance and the West Thumb Geyser Basin!
Warm Wishes from Big Sky Country,
Alex M. Neill
Montana Vacation Blog