Kepler Cascades is a gorgeous roadside waterfall. Conveniently located just a few miles south of Old Faithful on the way to West Thumb. A short ten-minute stop for a large cascading waterfall count me in. Kepler Cascades drops roughly 100 feet over a series of falls with the largest drop around 50 feet. No it is not falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone but it is pretty in its own way.
There is a small parking lot where a short boardwalk will lead to a wooden platform. It will not be the isolated spot for sweet serenity you are looking for when in the wilderness. It is often overlooked by the majority of the parks visitors. I have been there when I had the whole platform basically to myself and other times when the parking lot is practically full. Just depends on time of day, season, and luck.
Kepler Cascades is one of the many roadside waterfalls in Yellowstone. One of the better ones in my opinion. Absolutely worth the short time to see it and be on your way.
- Waterfalls of Yellowstone
There are many waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park to choose from, some are roadside falls like Moose Falls, Gibbon Falls, Rustic Falls, Undine Falls, Lewis Falls Kepler Cascades, and of course the extraordinary Upper and Lower Falls while others require a hike to see like Wraith Falls, Lost Creek Falls, 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.
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