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.
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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.
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.
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