Lower Falls

Come visit the tallest waterfall in Yellowstone, but how tall is it?

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Lower Falls

Lower Fall

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  • Type: Plunge
  • Height: 308 Feet, twice the height of Niagara Falls, but less 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 by Thomas Moran, a member of the 1871 Hayden Party from Artist Point, was instrumental in creating Yellowstone National Park. The painting, mounted on aluminum, is 84 x 144 1/4 in. To see this beautiful and historic painting, click here.
  • Location: Just a short drive south of Canyon Junction.

Top of Lower Falls

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

Navigate to: Little Gibbon Falls or Moose Falls

1Whittlesey, L. H. (2006). Yellowstone Place Names. Gardiner, MT: Wonderland Publishing Company. Page 159.

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