Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park: Address, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Reviews: 5/5

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
5
Write a review
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
5,107 reviews
Excellent
4,458
Very good
580
Average
58
Poor
9
Terrible
3

Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands19,938 contributions
The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River is not as humongously large as the famed Grand Canyon in Arizona. Nevertheless it is a magnificent sight! Best viewed early in the morning (say before 10 am) or late in the day (say after 5 pm) to avoid the enormous crowds which are visiting Artist Point or the observation points on the North rim drive. The views from Artist Point are very good indeed.
Written August 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

themolitors
Bothell, WA346 contributions
I was struck by just how the geology here creates some of the most interesting scenery in Yellowstone NP. From the falls to the hoo doos there is so much color here.

Our experience began on the north side of the canyon where there are fewer visitors. A switchback trail takes one down around 600 feet to catch a view of the falls. You do need to remember though that, at 8000ft in elevation, the climb back up should be done slowly to respect the lower oxygen levels (unless, of course, you're acclimatized to these altitudes).

While the number of visitors on this side of the canyon are fewer I'd still recommend getting here early in the day if for no other reason than to catch the morning light on the water. During our visit the skies were starting to fill up with the haze from the forest fires in Oregon and California which created an almost otherworldly color palette to photograph.
Written October 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

examiner1120
81 contributions
So beautiful! Yellowstone has so much to offer and this spot did not disappoint. We came in the late afternoon around 4pm. It was still beautiful but the afternoon low light did not make for great photos. I would recommend coming here midday when the sun is high so you can see Yellowstone's namesake...the yellow rock walls of the canyon.
Written October 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nyormirror
Bay City, MI1,227 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 was closed during our visit but I would have loved to get a workout and get that close to the falls.

We went about 8:30 am to beat the crowds and spent about 2 hours there. 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

atlas993
Elk Grove, CA466 contributions
Family
WOW, this was my favorite part of our whole Yellowstone trip. What an amazing sight and experience. We visited a number of stops all around the canyon and each one was better than the last. I highly recommend you plan to spend at least a half day exploring this area of Yellowstone and start early to avoid some crowds. This should definitely be at the top of your list for your Yellowstone trip!
Written October 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kdawg282
Doylestown, PA1,157 contributions
Family
I didn’t realize there was a canyon at Yellowstone, what a view! The steps at Uncle Toms was closed so we decided to hike the Red Rock trail at lookout point and also did the brink of the lower falls trail. I recommend getting here early as it has small amounts of parking and you will want to beat the crowds. The canyon and falls was simply fantastic!
Written June 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

BluePointer
Ontario, Canada4,614 contributions
A Grand Canyon in Yellowstone! Visit the waterfalls, as these provide the best views. You will notice the v-shaped edges of the canyon and the unique quality of the stone on the sides. Spectacular! There are several viewing areas, and each are unique for photo ops.
Written July 27, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Edmund P
Houston, TX617 contributions
Friends
My wife and I arrived just before 8am and found plenty of parking near a trail head marked artist point and took in the spectacular view. We then took the trail to Uncle Tom's point and back. The trail was about 1.75 miles with some moderate inclines. This was one of the definite highlights of our trip to Yellowstone. I am pretty fit for 50 and I felt the hike was enough of a challenge... the payoff of these majestic views were worth every huff and puff.
Written June 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kpowers
Moore, SC13 contributions
Couples
A must go to while visiting Yellowstone. Make sure to stop at artist point for some amazing photos.

Go early or later in the evening. Becomes very crowded between 10am until 6pm or so.
Written July 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mainsailhr
Hudson, WI345 contributions
This is a site that you have to see. Even if you can't walk up or down the trails it is awe inspiring. There are many pull outs with tremendous views. We were there early in the season without a lot of other tourists and I think that made it better.
Written June 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 4,491
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

We recommend booking Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 37 Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone tours on Tripadvisor


Attractions near Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: View all attractions near Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone on Tripadvisor