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3rd Best Waterfall in Park

Best to see this before the upper & lower falls. The walk is almost not worth it....we never did go... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2019
ThreeWiseMen1998
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Columbus, Ohio
Wonderful

It is a fairly easy walk to see the fall - if you stand in the corner and look towards it. There... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
PTOGreer
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Greenville, SC
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A scenic waterfall tumbling into the Yellowstone River.
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Reviewed January 2, 2019

The location of Tower falls is rather distinct from the major attraction of Yellowstone, it's in the North West part, but if you have time, you can go there to take a look, there is a viewpoint for you to see the falls, but if...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ELKW
Reviewed January 2, 2019

this fall is definitely tall..very attractive..little walk boom you can see the fall ...good for postures not much crowded...must visit ..kid and pet friendly! whoopee

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Shalika W
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Best to see this before the upper & lower falls. The walk is almost not worth it....we never did go all the way down the trail to the base, but it's a long walk. It's about 580 ft to the lookout viewing area. Flat terrain....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Reviewed December 30, 2018

A very impressive falls amidst rock formations and it is only a very short walk from a very large car park near a food and gift store. Good ice cream here too!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank geoffviking
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

A little out of the way of many park visitors, this is a very accessible view of a gorgeous 40 meter fall. Sad park has yet to reopen trail to creekside view, it’s been decades now. But between the minarets at the brink, the jointed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

A very nice waterfall, a few hundred feet from parking lot on paved surface. You cannot see 100% of falls unless you hike to bottom, however it is still a great view without hiking down. The store was already closed for the season when we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

Wow - loved the hoodoos next to the falls and to read about the geology and formations. Lots of water flowing today and the snow was an added bonus

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank KittyKatch
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We stopped here on our way from Mammoth Springs heading toward Canyon Junction. Another gem on our Yellowstone visit, this waterfall is reported to be as tall as Niagara Falls. Although vegetation covers the bottom portion, the waterfall is still stunning in sight and sound....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank spitzy135
Reviewed October 14, 2018

It is a fairly easy walk to see the fall - if you stand in the corner and look towards it. There is also a path beyond this area that takes you down to the water. Some beautiful views here, but you can't see the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PTOGreer
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Tower Fall in Yellowstone National Park isn't to be compared to the great waterfalls of the world, like Niagara Falls or Yosemite Falls or Angel Falls or Victoria Falls, but it isn't to be dismissed. In the grand scheme of things, it isn't one of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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geoffviking
August 24, 2018|
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Response from ljhwillknow | Reviewed this property |
I agree with above. Tower Falls is viewed from afar at a nice well designed walk to view. We are also in our 60s and did a lot of hiking on our own without the bear spray however it was July NOT September. The trails are... More
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Lynn P
December 15, 2016|
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Response from Momrat3 | Reviewed this property |
There is a large-ish boulder at the lip, and the water pours around it. I don't know if it's the same boulder you saw, and I can't put a picture here. But there are other photos posted in September 2016 by TripAdvisor folks... More
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K P
Beaverton, Oregon
Itinerary Advice - 7-8 nights - Tetons & YNP (2 Replies)
Hello - Thanks so much to everyone who contributes to this forum! It has been so helpful as we've never been and don't know where to begin! We will be 4 people travelling - 2 teenagers. Coming from PNW traveling next summer - (ideally early July if we can get our plans in place) - our plan is to come in from the South Entrance and leave from either the West or North Entrance. Would like to factor in the "must sees", get in some 2-4 hour hikes / scenic walks, have plenty of viewing and...More
November 06, 2016|
Response fromPeachBelle8288|
Basic plan looks good. When my kids were younger it was like pulling teeth to get them up and going in the morning. They also hated changing lodging. I would do 2 nights in OF area and 3 nights in Canyon area. Two nights in Jackson or Grand Tetons is great. Do a scenic float trip on Snake river in Grand Tetons. It is lots of fun.
NoreasterMike
Boston, Massachusetts
Drive NE to Cody via Beartooth (11 Replies)
I am planning on hiking Mount Washburn (start at 8am) on my last morning in Yellowstone. After lunch at Tower Fall General Store, I want to drive to Cody via the Beartooth Highway out of the NE entrance. How long will it take me to do this drive with a few stops for the views. If I start the drive no later than 1pm at Tower, will I be able to get to Cody before the rodeo starts at 7pm? Thank you.
March 28, 2014|
Response fromNoreasterMike|
Traveling Late August. I could hike Mount Washburn the day before, but can't get there before afternoon and have read here in the forums that you're risking thunderstorms in the afternoon. Should I not worry and go for it? Arrive in Jackson day before. Yellowstone Day 1 Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin - Old Faithful Visitor Education Center - Ranger Program: Geyser Discovery Walk - Observation Hill Hike - Old Faithful Inn Tour Grand Prismatic Spring and Firehole Drive Relax...More
Richard H
4days YNP 4 days GTNP based in Gardiner and Moran (10 Replies)
We have 4 days in YNP in early June.  We will be entering from Red Lodge on a Thursday and will  be based out of Gardiner. From Gardiner we are going to Moran and staying 4 days, then leaving for Moab.  This is our tentative itinerary.  Any suggestions or help in fleshing out the details  would be most welcome: Also is it best to do the most popular sights on or are they pretty much busy all the time?  We plan to leave early btw 5 and 6 each...More
May 22, 2017|
Response fromTetonBill|
>evening hike close to where we are staying Would suggest that you not hike after dusk for your safety.