The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

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The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is the most breathtaking sight inside Yellowstone Park. Twenty miles long, the canyon is up to 4,000-feet wide and 1,200-feet deep in places. From several vantage points, you can view Lower Falls plunging steeply into the canyon 308 feet, or the Upper Falls tumbling 109 feet.

yosemite 2 280Lower Falls, the biggest waterfall in Yellowstone, is the most famous in the Park, hands down.  In fact, the 308-foot tall waterfall it is most likely the second most photographed spot in Yellowstone, with Old Faithful Geyser being the first.

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We are looking down here and just wanted the perspective with Dear’s arm in the photo. It’s a very long way down.

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We viewed this area from both sides of the canyon. It really was amazing and it’s one of those areas where you really cannot capture the grandeur with photos. I hope you can go there in person if you haven’t been before. We also stopped at the brink of the falls. So powerful and scary.

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This was our second full day in Yellowstone. We stayed the night at the Canyon Lodge area of the park which was close by. When we were in Cody, Wyoming later in our trip we stopped at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and I took photos of these artists renditions of the Lower Falls and Canyon of Yellowstone.

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I’ll be linking up to ABC Wednesday, started by Mrs. Nesbitt and carried on by Roger and the team. C is for Canyon.  I’m also linking to  Tuesday’s Treasures with Tom The Backroads Traveler. Yellowstone is a National Treasure!

I’m posting this on Monday and we are a month into summer already. Today is window washing day at this old house. Dear has been working since the wee hours of the morning on the windows and soon I’ll start on my part of the process and lightly scrub the screens. The views are clear and sparkling through our windows already. Do you have any summertime projects?

22 thoughts on “The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

  1. It makes me really want to go visit the Grand Canyon in Yellowstone! I went there when I was nine, on one of those vacations parents used to take their kids on in the late sixties. We four kids were all crammed into the car any which way, and there were never any seatbelts. We’d drive and drive and drive.

  2. your photos are wonderful — the one with your husband’s arm made me dizzy — (I wanted to tell him to step back from the edge; something i actually have told my husband at this spot). It really is an amazing place.

  3. Oh, yes…seems there’s always projects around here…and mostly, it’s from MY WANTING..:)
    We so enjoyed the Grand Canyon…once, when our children were small, we lived for a summer near the canyon…everyone that came to see us that summer saw the Grand Canyon ..we sure loved showing it to them…

  4. These views are stunning!! If the photos don’t do it justice, then I just can’t imagine the beauty!

    There are so many projects on our list, there’s no way a summer would be long enough. Instead, we’ll keep plugging away. It’s okay though…we are enjoying our new house and it will all come in good time. Hmmmm…I suppose planning for the upcoming school year would count as a summer project! Gotta get on that!

  5. Yes, but let us not discuss them. I’d far prefer to chat about these beautiful waterfalls. I wouldn’t mind having that second painting hanging in my home. Stunning!

  6. Yellowstone is definitely on our bucket list. Your pictures are spectacular Ellen. Today is another decluttering day around here and a few more windows might get cleaned – I love when the windows are sparkling clean!

  7. Lovely reminder of the beauty of Yellowstone. We camped there in 1994 as one of our stops on a 6 week cross country camping trip.

  8. I have never been to Yellowstone but Bob has several times. He says we will go too. It is breathtaking and I didn’t know about the waterfalls. I can’t wait.
    As for projects around the old homestead—never ending. Mostly outside as of now. gardening and cleanup for going to the dump–weed eating–should I go on??
    MB

  9. Stunning photos! What a wonderful trip…I have always wanted to go to Yellowstone, and hopefully will make it there some time in the next few years. I loved the added perspective of the paintings of the falls as well. I bet you have tons more to share in upcoming weeks!

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