Lower Yellowstone River Falls

Lower Yellowstone River Falls

Lower Yellowstone River Falls
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A spectacular waterfall located in Canyon Country.
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Nyormirror
Bay City, MI1,237 contributions
Family
In my opinion, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone is the most beautiful place in the park. It expresses the park's complex geologic history in dramatic colors and shapes. Puffs of steam mark hydrothermal features in the canyon's walls. The Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River add to the grandeur of the unique natural treasure.

We viewed it from the North and South Rim and from lookout, inspiration and artists points. Unfortunately the brink to the lower falls was closed during our visit but I would have loved to get a workout and get that close look.

We went about 8:30 am to beat the crowds and spent about 2 hours total in the falls area. Make sure you take a lot of pictures and videos but it does not do it justice when you come home and look at them. Enjoy.
Written September 12, 2020
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Kayla K
Naples, FL72 contributions
Family
The hike was a little tougher than I expected. But so worth the view. If you see a big crowd coming I suggest waiting at a turn for them to pass. It got congested and some people didn’t have common courtesy to walk single file when passing other people and there are no railings. It was pretty scary since the trail is narrow.
Written July 9, 2022
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gypsyuno
Albuquerque, NM1,142 contributions
One of the ‘must see’ highlights of a visit to Yellowstone National Park are the Lower Falls on the Yellowstone River and the gorge below. The falls themselves are beautiful, but the whole scene is awesome, with the deeply cut gorge and trademark ‘yellow’ canyon walls on either side. Good views are easily accessible from Artist Point on the south side of the river. I’m not posting photos because others have already done so many times, but this is an attraction no photographer would want to miss.
Written March 22, 2020
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Kdawg282
Doylestown, PA1,159 contributions
Family
Fantastic viewing area of the falls is the lower falls! Just a reminder that it’s all downhill to view them, which means a pretty stiff walk back up that you will need to be ready for. The views are totally worth it, but some members of your family might find it difficult. Also recommend sturdy shoes because it can be a bit slippery on the way down due to the terrain. Overall highly recommend!
Written June 19, 2021
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Kathy L
Urbana, IA476 contributions
Uncle Tom's Point was less crowded than Artists point and an easy walk to view the falls. But both are worth the stop. We enjoyed the trails by Tom's point to walk to the side of the falls.
Written September 24, 2020
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Grace Carr L
SF Bay Area369 contributions
WOW! This is a short (1/2 mile) walk down from the parking area to the viewing area of the falls, but it is extremely steep and has many switchbacks. I was amazed at how many people we saw wearing inappropriate footwear, like platform flip-flops. Be sure to wear comfy hiking shoes or sneakers!! And be aware that the steep climb down means you'll have a steep climb back up. There are plenty of places to stop and rest if you need to, but it is a climb.

Nevertheless, this is certainly worth the effort! The views are spectacular all along the trail, and especially at the end. Highly, highly recommended. (We did the upper falls hike immediately afterward - it's much less steep and equally impressive. You can also drive to it.)
Written September 11, 2021
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Kristin T
81 contributions
Gorgeous, and happy to see in January. Wishing it was without our guide (CHRIS), ugh.. but the falls were stunning! a must do! (bring ear plug or buds to drown out a guide that is self-serving and drones on about himself).
Written January 16, 2020
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LostALot22
Chicago, IL10,839 contributions
This was a short walk from the parking. My kids really loved taking all the pictures. It wasn't that crowded although nobody wore masks which bothered my children. THe views are great an it's a really great waterfall.
Written August 19, 2020
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norvegiasara
Walt Disney World, FL1,265 contributions
The Lower Yellowstone River Falls was a great experience .The scenary is amazing and you will shot a lot of pictures.
It's easy to acces on foot ,few steps away from parking lot and it 's not an heavy walk.
So powerfull !
Usually there is a lot of people there
I hope to come back soon.I really suggest this atraction to all of you
Written April 29, 2011
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capsfan2002
Indianapolis, IN159 contributions
Toured in July, 2007. This was my favorite waterfall in Yellowstone. Located in the beautiful Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Huge, powerful waterfall located in the yellow/orange/red of the Canyon. My pictures look like paintings. My favorite view was from Artist Point although there are several observation points which are just off the road so easy stops for those not physically able. There are also several trails which can be strenuous but allow more up close views. A must see. Do not miss this waterfall.
Written July 8, 2007
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