(Madison Jct WY)
The waterfalls of Yellowstone National Park were of more interest to me than the thermal features. Each was of a different size and character so they were impressive in their own way.
Gibbon Falls at 84ft was the shortest waterfall, but still picturesque with the rock cliffs on both sides. It’s width and raked descent made it appear larger and impressive.
The thunderous display of Lower Falls as it dropped 308ft was spectacular. The massive crash of water at the base misted viewers despite the great distance of the overlook. This fall is a favorite subject for artists and photographers alike.
The cliffs of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone could be seen from Inspiration Point and Grand View. These yellow cliffs provided the name for the canyon and park.
It seemed that Tower Falls came from out of the side of the cliff. But really, the creek flows through a narrow gap, plunges 132ft, and then flows to the Yellowstone River.
I’m always dazzled by waterfalls, and these three did not disappoint. Still, there was more to see at Yellowstone.
Site: Yellowstone NP – Waterfalls
Scene: Waterfalls, forest, canyon