Delta Lake in Grand Teton National Park

Hiker standing on a rock overlooking Delta Lake with the mountain peaks in the distance.

Delta Lake in Grand Teton National Park definitely doesn’t disappoint! The turquoise lake is colored by glacial silt, and is even more beautiful in person. Pictures can’t do this place justice and the hike in is quite scenic too. Below you’ll find all the facts plus the story of our one perfect day in the Teton’s as well. This hike used to be a hidden gem, but is now quite popular as you might imagine, so definitely expect to share the trail!

Delta Lake in Grand Teton National Park with a man with an orange backpack sitting on a rock looking at the glacial turquoise lake with snow dotting the mountains behind the lake.

We started our one and only day in the Tetons in a small gravel parking lot just south of Yellowstone National Park. We had spent some wonderful days up in the Beartooth Pass area and wanted to see Grand Teton National Park. Our ‘vacation’ was just a break between one construction job ending for Tyler, and another beginning. So the amount of time we had was unknown.

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Beartooth Highway Scenic Drive

The main viewpoint of the Beartooth Mountain with wildflowers in the foreground.

The Beartooth Highway Scenic Drive in an incredible stretch of Hwy 212 that runs through both Montana and Wyoming. It can also be combined with a trip to Yellowstone National Park as well. We drove from Red Lodge to Cooke City so we could continue into Yellowstone, but the drive can be done any direction with stunning views both ways.

Mountain range showing the 'beartooth' mountain with wildflowers in the front, from the Beartooth Scenic Highway.
Beartooth Scenic Lookout – the ‘beartooth’ is the tiny triangular mountain on the far right.

I’ve lived in Montana my whole life, but I had never heard of this popular scenic drive. To be fair it’s quite a distance from where I grew up, but we were so taken with the area we’re planning another trip already. It’s a stretch of 68 stunning miles of constant scenery.

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Old Faithful Geyser Loop Trail

Hiking the Old Faithful Geyser Loop Trail in Yellowstone National Park!

The Old Faithful Geyser Loop Trail begins at the Old Faithful Geyser and is often overlooked. It’s definitely worth seeing as it’s one of the most scenic geyser loop trails in Yellowstone!

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The Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park is probably the most famous geyser in the world! What I never knew before traveling there, is there is an entire network of boardwalk trails running in a loop of sorts. This whole section is called the Upper Geyser Basin.

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Grand Prismatic Geyser in Yellowstone

The above view of the Grand Prismatic Geyser!

The Grand Prismatic Geyser in Yellowstone National Park is one of the most popular sights to see! It’s even more stunning in person, and it’s part of the larger Midway Geyser Basin. You’ll find 2 other stunning geysers to see on a short loop though the Grand Prismatic.

The stunning Grand Prismatic Geyser in Yellowstone National Park!

Grand Prismatic Geyser is perhaps the most well known geyser in Yellowstone, (besides Old Faithful I suppose)! And… why wouldn’t it be, the colors are so unreal you feel like you may just be on another planet! We went midday and the light was very harsh.

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10 Tips for Visiting Yellowstone National Park

Morning Glory Geyser near Old Faithful in Yellowstone!

After our trip, I put together my top 10 Tips for Visiting Yellowstone National Park. I hope you’ll find some useful information to help you plan your trip and have the best time possible. Be sure and leave me a comment below if you have any questions. I’d be glad to try and help!

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Fountain Paint Pots Loop

Yellowstone National Park is thought to be the very first National Park in the world, and it’s also the home of the biggest super volcano on this continent! The whole area is a true wonderland from 10,000′ peaks to erupting geysers, and everything in between!

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