Upper Falls
Upper Falls
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db7477
Carlsbad, CA2,437 contributions
Couples
The view from Uncle Tom’s Point of the Upper Falls is a short walk from the parking lot and is absolutely worth a stop. The view’s not as spectacular as that from Artist’s Point but it’s not bad. If you’re a photographer go early or during the day before the sun starts to drop.
Written October 10, 2020
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a_road_more_traveled
Chicago, IL103 contributions
Minimal amount of walking, although there are some steps, and you get a classic, iconic, yellowstone picture. Please don't propose here though. It's a little embarrassing to put people on the spot in public surrounded by strangers. I saw multiple proposals here and it's meh. Go take a trail for that and get away from the crowds.
Written July 30, 2021
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Nettie2010
Saint Charles, MO237 contributions
Wonderful trail through the woods (saw the cutest ferret). All the rim overlooks are on top of the falls so this is a much nicer viewpoint. The falls are not close but you also get the beautiful canyon colors. If you have time, walk to and beyond Artist Pt toward Sublime (4-5 mi RT) for excellent canyon views!
Written August 12, 2021
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Daniel G
Shallotte, NC3 contributions
Family
So I'm searching local things to do around Charlotte nc and this popped up. Took 31 hours to get there. What a waste of gas and time.
Written December 18, 2021
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Anaturenerd
St. Paul, MN38 contributions
Quite a long steep hike to get to the bottom of the brink if you're not physically active, you may want to pass, but if you're physically able to walk down the path it's definitely worth it. The magnitude of the falls and water rushing past totally amazed me, thinking of the power and beauty of this planet that we're lucky enough to call home.
Written January 19, 2018
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VLW
Kellyville, OK1,915 contributions
Friends
A short walk from the parking area will bring you right to the brink of the upper falls, for an up close and personal view of the river. You can see and hear the power of the water as it rushes over the brink. If you're lucky, you may see a spectacular rainbow as well. The parking lot is large, but plan to arrive early or late, as the lot will be full during a large part of the day.
Written November 17, 2017
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Jane S
Tulsa, OK79 contributions
Couples
Easy to get to, great viewing and well worth the time. Parking is easy and restrooms clean but not flush..
Written June 26, 2019
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EagleEyeBoston
Boston, MA956 contributions
Couples
Because Uncle Tom's was closed, there was not way to get a good view of the Upper Falls, which are smaller than the Lower Falls (which are down river, hence the two names). Great area, a don't miss canyon to see in Yellowstone.
Written June 8, 2018
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GMS1556
Palm Harbor, FL221 contributions
Couples
This is a gorgeous geologic feature. The Yellowstone River begins it's decent into the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Be sure to see the Lower Falls which are 3 times as high.
Written February 6, 2017
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okeedoke
washington state1,840 contributions
Couples
We loved seeing these heavenly falls, from both rims of the Grand Canyon. We also enjoyed seeing the Yellowstone course under the bridge and toward the falls. Wow! You've so often seen these falls as iconic symbols of Yellowstone that to actually see them up close is a true memorable event! Please be cautious though, adhere to the signage and wall controls. There's not much to stop you otherwise!
Written October 31, 2015
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