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Sep 24

Gibbon Falls: Roadside Waterfall in Yellowstone

Gibbon Falls YellowstoneGibbon Falls is another one of those great roadside waterfalls found in Yellowstone Park.  It is a quick stop if you can find parking and a short walk to this 80-foot waterfall along the Gibbon River.  The ease of location along Grand Loop Road about halfway between Madison and Norris make this particular spot quite the popular destination.Gibbon Falls SignThough you can see it from the road as you are driving by Gibbon Falls is worth the 10 to 15 minutes it takes to walk the 700 paved feet to the falls overlook.  For an amateur photographer like me it provided a good opportunity to work on using a long exposure to make the falls look silky.  Provided I could find a spot to set up my tripod.  Gibbon Falls is more scenic in the afternoon with sun lighting up the falls, but of course that is also when it will be the most crowded especially during peak season.  So I say brave the crowds, enjoy the sound of rushing water, get a few pictures of the falls, and go find a less crowded part of the park.Gibbon WaterfallGibbon Falls is definitely not for those looking for a spot away from the crowds if you want that go a few miles down any hiking trail and you will leave 90% of all Yellowstone visitors behind.  However it will give you a chance to see a relatively nice sized waterfall and for somebody like me from the Plains I will take that anyway that I can.

  • Waterfalls of Yellowstone

There are many waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park to choose from, some are roadside falls like Gibbon Falls, Rustic Falls, Undine Falls, and of course the extraordinary Upper and Lower Falls while others require a hike to see like Fairy Falls or Mystic Falls. Whatever your plans are when you visit Yellowstone National Park make sure you seek out some of the great waterfalls that can be found in the park.

To see all of our reviews of things to do in Yellowstone National Park click here and for more information about the park go to their website at http://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htmGibbon Falls

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  1. freda phillips

    Waterfalls are so refreshing.

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