Height: 308 Feet, twice the height of Niagara Falls, but a decrease volume of water.
Stream: Yellowstone River
Name, origin: N.P. Langford wrote in 1871 “A grander scene than the lower cataract of the Yellowstone was never witnessed by mortal eyes.”(1)
Fun Facts: A painting done by Thomas Moran, a member of the 1871 Hayden Party, from Artist Point was
instrumental in the creation of the Yellowstone National Park. The painting mounted on aluminan is 84 x 144 1/4 in. To see this beautiful and history making painting click here.
Location: Just a short drive south of Canyon Junction.
(1)Whittlesey, L. H. (2006). Yellowstone Place Names. Gardiner, MT: Wonderland Publishing Company. Page 159.
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