Gibbon Falls

Gibbon Falls is thought to drop down over part of the Yellowstone Caldera.

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Gibbon Falls

Gibbon Falls

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  • Type: Horsetail/fan
  • Height: 84 Feet
  • Stream: Gibbon River
  • Name, origin: By 1877, Gibbon Falls was known by that name, gotten from the river from which it arose.1
  • Fun Facts: For years, the main tourist road passed on the east side of the falls, the right side of this image. The drop is believed to go over part of the wall of the Yellowstone Caldera, which could be 640,000 years old.
  • Location: Located on the Grand Loop Road between Madison Junction and the Norris Geyser Basin. It is about 5 miles north and east from Madison Junction.

Navigate to: Introduction to Falls, Types of Falls or Waterfall Map

Navigate to: Firehole Falls or Kepler Cascades

(1)Whittlesey, L. H. (2006). Yellowstone Place Names. Gardiner, MT: Wonderland Publishing Company. Page 116.

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