Artist Point on the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone National Park

Artist Point on the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone National Park


Location: Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon, South Rim

Length: 0.1 mile

GPS Coordinates: N 44 43.178 W 110 28.829

Artist Point on the Grand Canyon in the Yellowstone National Park offers fabulous views of the Yellowstone River and gorgeous canyons of light yellow and orange colors. Enjoy the views of the famous Lower Falls. It is truly a must-see and must-visit place in Yellowstone.

The Grand Canyon itself is about 20 miles long; it was approximately measured from the Upper Falls to Tower Fall area. It varies in depth from 800 to 1,200 ft. and its maximum width reaches 4.000 ft.

A short trail (0.1 mile) leads to the famous place with stunning views of the 308-foot Lower Falls that is considered to be the key feature of the trail. Start your adventure at the parking lot and walk along paved trail. The waterfall is seen almost everywhere along the trail, but the most superb panoramic views are found at Artist Point.

No wonder this place is one of the most photographed in Yellowstone National Park: a V-shaped canyon with colorful walls and magnificent and powerful waterfall. Scientists say that about 5.000-63.500 gallons of water flow over Lower Falls every second, but this number depends on the season and the intensity of the waterfall.

Very often the tourists may hear that Lower Falls is more than twice size of Niagara Falls, but this can be referred only to the height of the waterfall.

Several words should be said about fabulous color palette on the walls of the Grand Canyon. Unique rhyolite rock formations seem to add magic to this place.

How to get to the trailhead:

From Canyon Junction (Norris Canyon Road and Grand Loop Road junction)

Drive 2.2 miles south and turn left onto South Rim Drive. Continue another 1.6 miles to the parking area at the end of the road.

Photo: Roman Khomlyak
Photo Editing: Juliana Voitsikhovska
Information: Marina Petrova

Pictures taken: 28.06.2016

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