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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Great Loop Road at Canyon Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY
+1 307-344-7381
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Great Loop Road at Canyon Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY
+1 307-344-7381
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a spectacular natural locale that is not to be missed. Does require some walking so be aware of that. Several very scenic views/walks. Some longer than others. The views are breathtaking, but some are very high up.

2  Thank NancyGrace77
Reviewed 2 days ago

Best part of Yellowstone by far. Far exceeds expectations and other attractions like Old Faithful and Lamar Valley. See how Yellowstone got its name.

Thank 941cliftont
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gets very crowded so go early. Beautiful views. Limited parking and tour buses empty out making it crazy. We tried one afternoon but it was so crowded. Came by the next morning around 9:00 and it was almost empty.

1  Thank donna f
Reviewed 2 days ago

This wonderful creation of nature can be seen from different points of the park, I suggest Artist Point for the Lower Yellowstone Falls and the canyon itself (here you have an amazing view), but another good place to see it (with Upper Yellowstone Falls) is...More

Thank TheNike
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River and its waterfalls is an alluring and must-see attraction / tour of the Yellowstone National Park. You can start from the Canyon Village's Canyon Visitor Education Center. It is fascinating that Yellowstone NP also has its own 'Grand...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 3 days ago

My family and I went here in July and it was so breath taking I can not wait to go back! The views were stunning, the water was the prettiest shade of blue I've ever seen! The hiking was wonderful!

Thank Amber A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Whether you walk it or drive it, you won't be disappointed! It is not a strenuous hike. Once you see all of the grand beauty that it has to offer, you will be glad that you even came to Yellowstone. This was one of the...More

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw it from a number of vantage points each with a unique look easily accessible on the road without long hikes if you choose.

Thank mfaggella
Reviewed 4 days ago

If here during busy season might be difficult to manage but we were here early. Some animals but they had not all came and there was still snow on ground and ice on lakes.

Thank 106janaj
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth the trek to the end to see the falls, river and valley. This is the most iconic view seen in paintings and it's clear why when you see it.

Thank NewYorkWendy
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Susan S
We are senior citizens and don't really "hike". Can most of Yellowstone be seen by vehicle, without too much walking?
7 June 2017|
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Response from robertwD7057IG | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can see much of the park by car, pulling off for scenic views and parking to take short boardwalk strolls.
We are staying in Jackson mid-June. We'd like to see the Canyons, waterfalls and Old Faithful. How far is the drive from Jackson Square? Would you recommend a self-guided tour? Is it safe? If so, how long would it take to see both places? (assuming we wait for Geyser eruption and travel time to see waterfalls). I'd prefer a half day self-guided tour versus a 10-11 tour with a tour company. Thanks!
26 May 2017|
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Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
The distance to the lower entry of the Park is about an hour but the Grand Tetons are in the way and will force you to stop and take them in.
How much did the road closures limit travel around the upper loop? Can you still see everything that you would want to see even with the closures?
6 May 2017|
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Response from Ivette R | Reviewed this property |
There should be a map of the closures. However, there is one road that takes you throughout the park and that road leads you everywhere. It's like a loop. You can't get anywhere without getting on that road and I highly... More