Near West Yellowstone, Montana
Quake Lake, Madison Slide
However long you want
Visitor Center:44.82959N, 111.42931W
Quake Lake is a great way to spend an hour if you are in or near West Yellowstone or Island Park. It is a lake that was created by a very large Earthquake which resulted in the Madison Slide in 1959. Here is a bit of the story.
There is a large visitor center with some cool info.
This is what the slide looks like today. You can see some of the giant boulders still there on the other side of the canyon from the slide.
You can see the thin long lake that is a result of the natural Dam created in the slide.
The views down the Madison are also beautiful as it heads toward Ennis, Montana.
Once you have checked out the sights make sure to drive the length of the lake where you can still see the ghosts of the old forest now buried in water.
This is a cool place to spend an hour or two and the drive to and from the lake is gorgeous. Its a cool place but I wouldn’t plan a full day for it by any means.