Seeing the big ticket items during the busy season can be a challenge. There has always been a good way to beat the crowds and parking disasters associated with Grand Prismatic Spring. You park south of the spring and take the Fairy Falls trail to a short scramble and a wonderful view. This season the trail has been closed as the NPS finishes a more formal trail to an improved observation platform. I must say it was worth the wait. The new trail has a nice manageable grade that makes it possible for everyone visitors to enjoy this vista. The platform is a little small, but they did a great job of picking a location. The stroll took us about 40 minutes round trip and was very well received by todays guests who volunteered to test out the new trail with me.