We saw a picture of Fairy Falls and knew we had to hike in to see it. The hike is moderate (8 km) in a fairly flat terrain – but it can be hot in Yellowstone so the earlier in the day the better.
This hike is perfect in combination with hiking to the Grand Prismatic Spring unofficial look-out as they both start on the same parking lot, which is about 1.5 kilometer south of Midway Basin where you’ll find Grand Prismatic.
From the parking lot cross the steel bridge over the Firehole River and follow the road for a couple of kilometers until you reach the sign for Fairy Falls telling you to turn left.
Once you reach the 200 feet fall you can appreciate the name it has been given – it looks like a fair angels hair. Beautiful!