Lookout Point, like Inspiration Point, is a panoramic overlook on the north rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. Lookout Point offers a stunning view of the 308-foot Lower Falls tier of Yellowstone Falls. Similar to Inspiration Point, you may drive right up to Lookout Point or visit the overlook as a stop on North Rim Trail. The minimum distance to Lookout... Read more.
Starting with the Upper Falls of Yellowstone Falls, The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River runs northeast for over 20 miles, carving a 1,000-foot deep gash in the pine-covered landscape. The north and south rims are separated by a mere 3/4 of a mile, with treacherously steep canyon walls painted in oranges, yellows and reds. While you can only see a sliver of... Read more.
By: Published: September 3, 2012 Last updated: November 18, 2014
Norris Geyser Basin is one of Yellowstone's prime hydrothermal areas, found on the west side of the park, several miles north of Old Faithful. Norris Geyser Basin is split into two areas, Porcelain Basin and the Back Basin. Each area has its own set of trails. The Porcelain Basin side of Norris Geyser Basin can be explored on two easy boardwalk loops. The main loop is... Read more.
By: Published: September 1, 2012 Last updated: November 18, 2014
Norris Geyser Basin is home to Steamboat Geyser, the tallest geyser in the world, found on Back Basin Trail. You'll have to get quite lucky to see Steamboat at full strength, as the geyser can go 50 years between major eruptions. Back Basin Trail is a 1.5-mile loop passing numerous hot springs and geysers. You can cut that distance in half by exploiting a shortcut just... Read more.
By: Published: August 31, 2012 Last updated: November 18, 2014
Sixty-percent of the world's geysers are found in Yellowstone National Park and the most famous of all is Old Faithful Geyser. Like Biscuit Basin, Old Faithful is found in Yellowstone's Upper Geyser Basin, an incredible one square mile area that contains over 150 geysers. Old Faithful Geyser has soaring bursts and is one of Yellowstone's most predictable geysers, erupting... Read more.
By: Published: August 29, 2012 Last updated: June 23, 2015