BY JOEL EBERT
Every year, Yellowstone National Park sees over three million visitors. With over a million visitors milling through the park during July and August, it can be quite difficult getting away from the crowds. But within its 2.2 million acres of land, you can still find plenty of solitude. Here are five places that will take you off the beaten path.
1. Uncle Tom’s Trail
Not so much a trail but rather a bunch of paved inclines followed by just over 300 steps, Uncle Tom descends more than 500 feet to a platform, allowing you to take in an alternative view of the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Although many people may attempt the descent, only the truly dedicated should actually do it. Whether you’re an expert or amateur, you’re sure to be sucking serious wind on this long, slow ascent to the trailhead.
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