Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park

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Hike the trails and visit the waterfalls of Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, a large canyon on the Yellowstone River. The massive canyon is about 39 km (24 miles) long, between 240 and 370 m (800 and 1,200 ft) deep, and from 0.40 to 1.21 km (0.25 to 0.75 mi) wide. The hiking trails feature many observation points. Lookout Point, especially, provides an excellent view of the winding river and rock walls and gives a better sense of the canyon's size. The tallest of the waterfalls is more than 90 m (300 ft) high. To learn more about the geology and history of the canyon, join a guided hike led by a park ranger. Put Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone into our Yellowstone National Park trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Even if the great loop road is pretty full, gets a parking lot at the vantage points with a motor home anyway. A beautiful vantage point with a fantastic Ausbliche on the Colorado River. Be sure to go. The colors of the rocks are great. Just a few steps from the parking lot.
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  • Before visiting YellowStone, I have heard only Grand Canyons which are in Arizona. And I found these so amazing and it is worth seeing great carving of nature from both sides of the canyon. It looks s...  more »
  • The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone was a bit of a surprise for us as we thought it was stunning. You get the opportunity to see this from different sides, the North, South etc and I would take the op...  more »
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  • This is one of my favorite areas in Yellowstone. There are some great hiking trails here on both sides on the canyon with some amazing views. If you're in Yellowstone, you must visit this area. It's just beautiful!!
  • Wow! This place is awesome. Bring your hiking shoes. All the good lookouts are a relatively steep hike. If you stick to the main lookouts you won't have any issues. Remember your bear spray!
  • One of the most popular sights in Yellowstone and rightfully so. If you want to take a good picture of the water falls I suggest you got there late morning. At this time the sunlight will fall into the canyon and you may even have a chance of seeing a rainbow in the falls.
  • Wonderful I visited Yellowstone National Park with Cosmos tours during Sep - Oct of 2017. Every spot of Yellowstone is wonderful, packed with Nature, History and Geology. Don't miss the great view from Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone on your visit.
  • I visited with my husband in June 2015 and we were taken away by the breathtaking beauty of it all. We went to the view point for the main waterfall which also had an area for wheelchair users, a plus for us as it meant we could view the falls together. We waited a while as we knew that a rainbow appears here each morning which makes for a great photo. Well worth the wait. The walls of the canyon are an amazing variety of colours and the view from Inspiration point at sunset was just so beautiful that we have had a photo enlarged for our home. Mother nature has surpassed herself here.
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