Thursday, April 23, 2015

Video of Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Among Wyoming’s many iconic sights is Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

The Yellowstone River carved out this fantastic canyon below the 308-foot high Lower Falls in Yellowstone National Park. The canyon is 24 miles long, up to 1,200 ft deep, and 0.75 miles at its widest.

Here’s a brief time lapse video showing sunset at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone:

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A great trail to see Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is the 3.8-mile North Rim Trail. It runs along the canyon’s northwest wall. Parts of the trail is paved, and there’s only 250 feet of elevation change.

Learn more about national park day hiking trails in my Best Sights to See at America’s National Parks guidebook.