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Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

Enjoy the mesmerizing views of waterfalls, a river and a variety of brightly colored rock formations in this iconic canyon, a national treasure.

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is an awe-inspiring gorge with rock formations of pink and yellow hues and several immense waterfalls. The canyon, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) long, is a major highlight of Yellowstone National Park. Hike trails surrounding this spectacular gorge and enjoy exceptional vistas.

Find an ideal viewing platform and capture photos of the canyon’s colorful rocks, which formed due to chemical reactions from old hot springs and steam vents. Look closely to see wisps of steam. Gaze into the abyss, 1,200 feet (370 meters) deep in parts. Go to the platform of Lookout Point for scenic views. Grand View and Artist Point also offer excellent photo opportunities on either side of the gorge.

Among the most scenic features of the canyon is Lower Falls, a waterfall that drops 308 feet (94 meters) into the valley. Make your way to the Brink of the Lower Falls lookout area for the best views.

Bring food and drinks for a picnic in the shade of a tree, with the canyon serving as an idyllic backdrop. Hear the rush of water at Upper Falls, which plunges 109 feet (33 meters) to the canyon floor. In the heart of the valley flows the Yellowstone River, which begins in Yellowstone Lake to the south. Fish in the park for rainbow trout, brown trout and Yellowstone cutthroat trout.

Learn about the geology and ecology of this landmark with a trip to the Canyon Visitor Education Center in the nearby Canyon Village complex. Climb to the peak of Mount Washburn, starting from Dunraven Pass north of the canyon.

Note that the canyon formed due to erosion rather than glaciation. The Yellowstone River is gradually continuing the erosion process today.

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is in the northwestern corner of the state of Wyoming. It is part of Yellowstone National Park, which is best traversed by car. View the park’s geysers and visit nearby landmarks, such as Yellowstone Lake and Grand Teton National Park. Watch for bison, elk and other wildlife while driving through the country’s first national park.

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Canyon Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park
Canyon Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park
3 out of 5
41 Clover Ln, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Situated in a national park, this lodge is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Canyon Visitor Education Center and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Lower Yellowstone ...
3.6/5 Good! (378 reviews)
Amazing hotel and BEST STAFF EVER.
"Had an amazing stay at Canyon Lodge! I have been to many national parks and stayed at MANY Xanterra properties, but have never been to one as great as here! The hotel rooms were so Greg at - clean, larger than I expected and updated with new finishes and features! They were short staffed due to it ..."

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2021

Canyon Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park
Lake Lodge Cabins - Inside the Park
Lake Lodge Cabins - Inside the Park
2.5 out of 5
459 Lake Village Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Situated on a lake, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Fishing Bridge and within 6 miles (10 km) of Fishing Bridge Visitor Center and Pelican Creek Nature Trail ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (12 reviews)
Beautiful lake views
"Nice cabin, right in the park. Close to the restaurant and beautiful views of the lake!"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2020

Lake Lodge Cabins - Inside the Park
Lake Yellowstone Hotel And Cabins - Inside the Park
Lake Yellowstone Hotel And Cabins - Inside the Park
2 out of 5
1 Grand Loop Road, PO Box 165, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Situated in Yellowstone National Park, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Fishing Bridge and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Fishing Bridge Visitor Center. Pelican Creek ...
Lake Yellowstone Hotel And Cabins - Inside the Park
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The Ridgeline Hotel at Yellowstone, Ascend Hotel Collection
The Ridgeline Hotel at Yellowstone, Ascend Hotel Collection
3 out of 5
905 Scott Street W, Gardiner, MT
The price is £80 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
The Ridgeline Hotel at Yellowstone, Ascend Hotel Collection
Canyon Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park
Canyon Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park
3 out of 5
41 Clover Ln, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Canyon Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park
Lake Lodge Cabins - Inside the Park
Lake Lodge Cabins - Inside the Park
2.5 out of 5
459 Lake Village Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Lake Lodge Cabins - Inside the Park
Lake Yellowstone Hotel And Cabins - Inside the Park
Lake Yellowstone Hotel And Cabins - Inside the Park
2 out of 5
1 Grand Loop Road, PO Box 165, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Lake Yellowstone Hotel And Cabins - Inside the Park
Lake Hotel and Cottages - Inside the Park
Lake Hotel and Cottages - Inside the Park
3 out of 5
235 Yellowstone Lake Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Lake Hotel and Cottages - Inside the Park
Roosevelt Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park
Roosevelt Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park
2 out of 5
100 Roosevelt Lodge Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Roosevelt Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park
Mammoth Hot Springs & Cabins - Inside the Park
Mammoth Hot Springs & Cabins - Inside the Park
2.5 out of 5
2 Mammoth Hotel Avenue, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Mammoth Hot Springs & Cabins - Inside the Park
Absaroka Lodge
Absaroka Lodge
2 out of 5
310 Scott Street West, Gardiner, MT
The price is £87 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
Absaroka Lodge
Park Hotel Yellowstone
Park Hotel Yellowstone
2.5 out of 5
107 Main Street, Gardiner, MT
The price is £85 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
Park Hotel Yellowstone
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