Explore Lower Grand Canyon Falls, Yellowstone NP

Brink of the Lower Falls, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Photography

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

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Lower Grand Canyon Falls is the tallest waterfall in the park at 308 feet. There is a convenient viewpoint just above the falls and multiple trails surrounding the falls for interesting viewpoints

Lower Grand Canyon Falls is one of the gems of Yellowstone and is the one of the most photographed spots in the park.

What's crazy is how long it took me to finally visit the falls, and I've lived within two hours of Yellowstone for most of my life. I had been to Old Faithful countless times but had yet to explore this cool place. What I love about this waterfall is that there are many trails around it that provide you with interesting and unique viewing angles of the waterfall. You can hike down the trail to the top of the falls, which provides a breathtaking view of the canyon overlooking this enormous waterfall. This makes for a moment you won't soon forget.

This is a must see in Yellowstone, so make sure to add it to your to-do list when you come.

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In my opinion, this is what gave the geysers a run for their money! We are so glad we made this stop - absolutely gorgeous.

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

if you are in the park you need to see this. It is extremely busy during the day so maybe try to get there early in the morning to avoid the tourists.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Hiking the switchbacks down was pretty easy, coming back up was more difficult as one could imagine. There were a ton of tourists though, try to later in the day or early in the morning.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Great hike with awesome views from multiple vantage points.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

A beautiful area that seems so incredibly different to the other areas of Yellowstone - worth taking some time to explore!

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

Definitely have to see this if you're in Yellowstone. An absolutely massive waterfall in a beautiful canyon. Beautiful views of the canyon. Put this on your must-see list for Yellowstone.

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

One of the highlights of visiting Yellowstone National Park. The Uncle Tom's Trail takes you to the base of the lower Falls and is also highly recommended while here.

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

One of the most stunning features in the park. I've had great sunrises and sunsets when photographing here.

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

One of the most beautiful places in America. Get there at sunrise for something majestic.

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

Definitely one of the best views in the park, not as crowded as the rest of the park. I'd much rather come here than watch Old Faithful.

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

If your any where near YNP, this is a mandatory stop. The canyon has overlooks on both sides with jaw dropping views. Its a beautiful thing to feel as small as this canyon does.

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

It's a super shame our cameras can't catch the details that our eyeballs perceive, man! This vista is a beaut from any and every angle. Come during the early mornings to beat the crowds and catch the sunrise.

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

Josh Packer Explorer

I love exploring Idaho and other nearby states. I live in Idaho with my wife and three boys. I'm a full-time accountant but obsessed photographer and adventurer.

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