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Sep 04

Upper Falls: Yellowstone National Park

Upper FallsUpper Falls is one of two major waterfalls on the Yellowstone River.  Not as tall or spectacular as Lower Falls.  However, that is like saying the first time you saw rainbow is not as awe inspiring as the next.  Still an incredible sight after any storm.  Just like Upper Falls will always be a beautiful waterfall to me no matter how many waterfalls I see.

Impressively powerful this 109-foot waterfall is worth a visit every time.  I love the Canyon area of Yellowstone National Park.  The Upper Falls and Lower Falls are a major part of why this National Park is the first national park.  As N.P. Langford of the 1870 Washburn party said, “As the view grew upon us, and we comprehended the power, majesty and beauty of scene, we became insensible to the danger and gave ourselves up to the full enjoyment of it.” I do not know if there have ever been truer words spoken about Yellowstone.

There are several nice views of the Upper Falls but the views we like the best are near the parking lot from Uncle Tom’s Trail.  A classic view of the falls with the Chittenden bridge in the distance.  The Canyon area of Yellowstone is an all-day adventure.  Lots of family friendly trails and the views of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone are some of the best in the state. View of Upper Falls

  • Waterfalls of Yellowstone

There are many waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park to choose from, some are roadside falls like Undine FallsVirginia CascadeMoose FallsGibbon Falls, Rustic FallsTower FallsLewis Falls  Kepler Cascades, and of course the extraordinary Upper and Lower Falls while others require a hike to see like Wraith FallsLost Creek FallsFairy 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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