Explore Lower Grand Canyon Falls, Yellowstone NP

Wyoming Brink of the Lower Falls

Added by Josh Packer

  • Tallest waterfall in the park at 308 feet
  • There is a convenient viewpoint just above the falls
  • 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.

Pack List

  • Camera and tripod
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Chillin, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

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2 months ago

Worth it

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.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Lots of tourists, but worth it!

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.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Awesome Views

Great hike with awesome views from multiple vantage points.

3 months ago

7 months ago

Breathtaking Waterfall

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

7 months ago

8 months ago

Incredible

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.

8 months ago

10 months ago

An absolute Must See!

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.

10 months ago

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

12 months ago

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

12 months ago

about 1 year ago

Great Views!

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.

about 1 year ago

about 1 year ago

A Must See

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.

about 1 year ago

about 1 year ago

Breathtaking

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.

about 1 year ago

Added by Josh Packer

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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