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Lower Yellowstone River Falls

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Address: Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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A spectacular waterfall located in Canyon Country.

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Absolutely Stunning!

What a day to finally see the Falls in person. We hiked along the side of the falls from the lower parking lot and then took the trail and stairs all the way down into the gorge... read more

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Minot, North Dakota
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Minot, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a day to finally see the Falls in person. We hiked along the side of the falls from the lower parking lot and then took the trail and stairs all the way down into the gorge to enjoy the view from below. It was totally exhausting walking back up, but oh so worth it to see the unobstructed view... More 

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Lynnwood, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While my favorite viewpoint for the Lower Yellowstone River Falls is from Artist Point, be sure to stop and view it from some of the closer spots as well. It is particularly fun to watch it from the rim near Uncle Tom's Trail, and then drive over the river and get as close as you can to the falls near... More 

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Thank dunadan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must see to appreciate, pictures just don't do it justice. The falls and canyon are spectacular. Be prepared for some steep trails.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice little trail leads to different views of this beautiful waterfall. In spring and early summer, the roar of the water will be very loud. And you will see why they called the park Yellowstone.

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Thank Craig T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The lower falls are absolutely gorgeous and something that shouldn't be missed on any visit to yellowstone. There are multiple different spots to view the falls from and each is unique. For those that want to get up close, take the hike down to the brink. The overview is the quintessential photo opportunity.

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You must stop here. This falls is so pretty. It's amazing to think that this falls is here in the middle of the park. There are lots of smaller falls to view, but this one is do majestic.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

South rim trail takes you to Artists point and uncle Tom's trail to lovely views of the fall. However I would not recommend Uncle Tom's trail to people with breathing problems like Asthma or Heart problems or someone scared of heights. It is a steep trail with metal see through steps and straight climb up on the way back. We... More 

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Omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Since Inspiration Point is closed for repairs, this is the next best view. The lower falls were in full flow and very impressive.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These falls are absolutely beautiful. We were there in June and the water was just gushing. We hiked down for a closer look at the falls. There were some stairs and the trail was steep at some points but I would considerate it a moderate trail.

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DeKalb, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from the platforms above the falls are easily accessible to most. The climb to the lower falls viewing area (Uncle Toms Trail) is very difficult and not recommended for people with health problems or disabilities. With 300+ stairs and 10 or so steep switchbacks I can see why. If you walk down. There is only one way back.... More 

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