The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.


Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Wildcat Dianne on August 24, 2003

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park is breathtaking and one of the natural wonders of the world. It is located in the Lower Loop of Yellowstone near the West Entrance and is not to be missed when you visit Yellowstone.

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone is one of the biggest canyons in the USA next to the Grand Canyon in Arizona and Hell's Canyon on the Idaho/Oregon border. It cuts across Yellowstone's landscape for about 20 miles and at 1,200 feet, it is one of the deepest canyons. The Yellowstone River runs through the Grand Canyon, and two waterfalls have been created from the Yellowstone River. The waterfalls are a gorgeous shade of emerald green from all of the minerals that go through the waters and canyons of Yellowstone. They are very powerful and high falls with the Lower Falls going down 308 feet, and the Upper Falls plunging 109 feet into the Canyon.

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone has many paths to walk to and from it for all levels of difficulty, but are OK for beginners. The paths are very steep and can get slippery. My sister Erika fell down two times trying to get down the Canyon and skinned her knee pretty bad. She was so upset about falling, she stormed back up to our car in tears and waited in the car for Dad and I to finish the trip. Also if it has snowed or rained in Yellowstone, the roads leading to the Grand Canyon may be closed. So, call ahead to see if the Canyon roads are open before making the trip.

Our trip to the Grand Canyon and its scenery is one of my most fondest memories of our trip to Yellowstone.

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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 82190
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