I painted the falls from a postcard I found when I was 12 years old. Ever since then, I had wanted to see the falls in person. It took me 15 years, but I saw them. I highly suggest walking back the Ribbon Lake trail from Artist Point at least a half mile. You get great views of the canyon that is not from a lookout area (like it is on on the north rim). We went in the early spring before the crowds roll in.