One of the grand sights of Yellowstone National Park can be seen at Artist Point. The famous overlook that countless number of families have used for a family photo backdrop. There is a good reason for that. The marquee overlook of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone features the 308 foot Lower Falls as its beautiful pastel colored canyon walls frame the waterfall on both sides. Artist Point is truly an awe-inspiring sight.
Famous is synonymous for crowded. Artist Point is not the exception to the rule. Best bit of advice is go early if you want to avoid the crowds. Parking lots will fill up and the more people there the harder it will be to get that family photo. Personally when I am looking out at a scenic view I like a little peace and quiet to soak it all in. Artist Point in my opinion is better viewed early in the morning, the closer to sunrise the better. Now if crowds do not intimidate you then mid-morning until early afternoon the sun will light up Lower Falls.
Artist Point along with the whole Canyon area of Yellowstone is a must see for us every visit. We highly recommend seeing more than just the overlooks like Artist Point. There are some really nice trails in the area like the one to Clear Lake or if you feel like a stair workout take Uncle Tom’s Trail. Artist Point is great scene to take in, but do not forget that great views can also be had just feet down the trails.
- Waterfalls of Yellowstone
There are many waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park to choose from, some are roadside falls likeUndine Falls, Virginia Cascade, Moose Falls, Gibbon Falls, Rustic Falls, Tower 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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