Lower Falls at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park

lower falls yellowstone

The Lower Falls are the second most photographed area of Yellowstone (Old Faithful not too surprisingly the most photoed). It is located at the head of the “Grand Canyon” of the Yellowstone River.

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At 308 feet (although in 1867 it was described as “thousands of feet”) it is quite impressive. Look at that vapor trail at the bottom… I didn’t notice it until I saw my photo!

lower falls yellowstone

According to Yellowstone.net: The canyon’s colors were created by hot water acting on volcanic rock. It was not these colors, but the river’s yellow banks at its distant confluence with the Missouri River, that occasioned the Minnetaree Indian name which French trappers translated as roche jaune, yellow stone.

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There’s a nice trail along the Yellowstone River that I walked along. Give me free time on any trip to wander off by myself to take pictures and I am happy.

lower falls yellowstone

My friend J and others went off on a hike but I wanted private time with my camera!

lower falls yellowstone

And soon it was time to catch up with my companions and hear their stories!

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7 thoughts on “Lower Falls at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park

    • RMW October 5, 2016 / 7:56 pm

      Thanks Cate… appreciate it!


  1. Jill Weatherholt October 4, 2016 / 4:06 am

    Your photographs are amazing, Roslyn. I particularly liked the second shot…stunning.


    • RMW October 5, 2016 / 7:55 pm

      Glad you liked the second shot…. I spent a lot of time processing another view then accidentally posted this one instead! Oh well… it worked out!

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  2. Dalo 2013 October 4, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    To me there is nothing better than being able to have time to yourself in nature with camera in hand, as it allows us to see it from another perspective. You show it here so well with these shots ~ beautiful Roslyn.


  3. RMW October 5, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    Thanks, Dalo… wandering around with my camera is my favorite thing to do.


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