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Red Rock Point

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

based on 17 reviews



0.68 miles

Elevation Gain

348 ft

Route Type



Added by Josh Packer

Lower Grand Canyon Falls is the tallest waterfall in the park at 308 feet. Red Rock Point gives amazing views of the falls and up and down the canyon.

Lower Grand Canyon Falls is one of the gems of Yellowstone and is the one of the most photographed spots in the park. Red Rock Point on the north side of the Yellowstone River gives amazing views up and down the canyon and is only a short .3 miles from the North Rim Road.

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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Red Rock Point Reviews

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.

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.

Great hike with awesome views from multiple vantage points.

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



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.

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.

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Brink of Lower Falls via North Rim Trail

Artist Point

Brink of the Lower Falls Trail

Hike Uncle Tom's Trail

Canyon Rim South Trail to Artist Point

Hike the Wapiti Lake Trail to Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Loop

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