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Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone

Near Canyon Village, Wyoming 82190 USA

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“Not quite as big as the other Grand Canyon”

Although trappers and prospectors who visited the Yellowstone region had knowledge of the canyon, the first significant descriptions were publicized after theCook–Folsom–Peterson Expedition of 1869 and the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition of 1870. When Charles W. Cook first viewed the canyon after traveling west from the Lamar Valley on September 20, 1869 he subsequently wrote these words in his journal:I was riding ahead, the two pack animals following, and then Mr. Folsom and Mr. Peterson on their saddle horses. I remembered seeing what appeared to be an opening in the forest ahead, which I presumed to be a park, or open country. While my attention was attracted by the pack animals, which had stopped to eat grass, my saddle horse suddenly stopped. I turned and looked forward from the brink of the great canyon, at a point just across from what is now called Inspiration Point. I sat there in amazement, while my companions came up, and after that, it seemed to me that it was five minutes before anyone spoke.

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Reviewed by
Joanna LeMasters

  • 37 Reviews
  • 20 Helpful
July 30, 2016
Rated 5.0

Stunning. Simply stunning. I recommend not going at midday, as some shadows will help you photograph how massive this Canyon is. The view of the falls from the Canyon overlook is spectacular. A must-see stop when in Yellowstone!

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Dana P.

  • 14 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
March 06, 2018
Rated 4.0

Lots of tourists at the Upper and Lower Falls, but worth it. The views took our breath away. We were a bit surprised to see how careless some people were in letting their children climb outside of the boundaries.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Kathleen Olesinski

  • 8 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
December 08, 2017
Rated 5.0

Absolutely beautiful! A lot of steps... up and down is a lot of work!

1 person found this review helpful

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  • 11 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0

The canyon is amazing! A number of photo opportunities. I enjoyed it even though I'm afraid of heights. It is a tremendous drop.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Sarah Parent

  • 87 Reviews
  • 53 Helpful
August 31, 2014

For spectacular views, be sure to visit the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Park. You can just pull over and take some pictures, or there are multiple trails that you can hike to see all kinds of wildlife and natural features, including the Lower Yellowstone River Falls.

1 person found this review helpful

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  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
April 29, 2014

I have been many times; it is an amazing site with every time being different.

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  • 9 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 29, 2020
Rated 5.0

Amazing natural wonder

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The Stoke Fam

  • 14 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
November 08, 2019
Rated 5.0

Incredible. The views are spectacular and you'll blow everyone else's "Waterfall Wednesday" out of the park with photos from here. Consider taking some of the trails in the area to get different views (and a few less people).

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Will Nicolson

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  • 15 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
December 09, 2015

Exceeded expectations! One of the best waterfall vistas I've seen in North America so far. Great setting, with the super deep canyon and yellow-hued canyon walls. Check it out by first walking down to the lower falls, then walking along the canyon rim to the lookout so you can see the falls from afar.

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Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone

Near Canyon Village
82190 USA

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