Hike to & Photograph Artist Point

Artist Point - Search Nearby - Added by Josiah Roe

Unparalleled views of the Lower Yellowstone Falls and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Artist Point, thought to be named by park photographer F. J. Haynes as early as 1883, provides what is perhaps the most beautiful views of the entire Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and of Lower Yellowstone Falls some 308 feet high. It is a breathtaking place to photograph year round and at all times of the day, though in winter it can be closed.

To get there head towards Canyon Village on the Grand Loop Road from the north or the south, or from the west on Norris Canyon Road (also part of the Grand Loop). The turnoff for Artist Point is well marked and is only 4 miles south of Canyon Village. From the parking lot is a short quarter-mile walk to the Artist Point Overlook.

Be sure to check the road and trail conditions before you visit

Distance

0.25 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

50 ft Gain

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
River
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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