The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone



The morning of the second day in Yellowstone Park we headed east toward the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
This is the point at which the Yellowstone River has eroded downward hundreds of feet into the earth, creating
and flowing over two precipices (imaginatively called the Upper and Lower Yellowstone Falls), then northward
and eastward on its way to join up with the Missouri River, of which it is the largest tributary.



The Roosevelt Arch at the northern entrance to Yellowstone Park, outside of Gardiner, Montana.
Construction on the arch was completed in 1903.


Other Picture Sets:
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The Grand Tetons
Yellowstone Lake
The Canyon
Norris Geysers
Southern Geysers
Paint Pots and Pools
Wildlife



The Upper Falls, from the trail leading to the Lower Falls brink overlook.




The Yellowstone River as it passes over the brink of the Lower Falls.




The canyon northward from the brink of the Lower Falls.  The mist in the bottom of the picture
is from the falls.




The canyon looking northward from Inspiration Point on the west side of the canyon.




The canyon looking southward from Inspiration Point on the west side of the canyon.


Other Picture Sets:
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The Grand Tetons
Yellowstone Lake
The Canyon
Norris Geysers
Southern Geysers
Paint Pots and Pools
Wildlife



The canyon looking south from Artists point, toward Lower Falls.




The canyon looking south from Artists point.




Bob and Anne with Sylvia and Danny, at Artists point.



      The pictures of this trip are divided into several sets:

      One: The Grand Tetons and Jenny Lake at their feet.

      Two: Yellowstone Lake, River, and the Terraces.

      This page: The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

      Next: The Norris Geyser Fields.

      Five: The Southern Geyser Fields and Old Faithful.

      Six: The Fountain and Artist Paint Pot Fields.

      Seven: Wildlife of various types and locations


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