Starling Travel

September 19, 2012

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Filed under: Places To Visit,Wyoming — Laura Moncur @ 11:26 am

I love Yellowstone and I’ve talked about it many times over the years. One of my favorite features is the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, which is a sadly neglected part of the park. Because the area is only open a couple months of the year, Mike and I have only been able to see it every other year (or so). We usually visit in late April and that time of the year is a crap shoot for Yellowstone. Sometimes we are buried in ten feet of snow.

Yellowstone Park 04-20-08 by LauraMoncur from Flickr

Sometimes we enjoy sunshine, warm days and grizzly bears.

Grizzly Bear (click for larger photo)

Whenever we CAN visit the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, we do, and it never disappoints.

Lower Falls 2009 by LauraMoncur from Flickr

Here is a video from RV Geeks about it.

Just like all videos of majestic natural phenomena, it’s impossible to capture the grandeur of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone on video, yet people rarely talk about it when they come back from a visit. When it has to compete with huge jets of boiling water that shoot hundreds of feet into the air on a schedule, the loveliness and shocking size of the falls kind of gets lost.

The next time you visit Yellowstone, make sure you schedule it during the time of the year that the road to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is open and accessible. It’s worth juggling your time in order to see it live and in person.

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