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Tower Falls

Waterfalls are just one of the many types of water features within the Park. Please enjoy them and savor the peaceful feelings they generate.

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Tower Falls

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  • Type: Plunge
  • Height: 132 feet
  • Stream: Tower Creek
  • Name, origin: Named in 1870 by the Washburn party. N.P. Langford stated in 1971 that the name “was suggested by some of the most conspicuous features of the scenery.(1)
  • Fun Facts: If you saw Tower Falls prior to 1986 you may remember that there was a big boulder perched on the edge of the falls. After many years it finally fell in 1986.
  • Hike: About a 100 yards up a paved walkway from the parking area.
  • Location: Located 2.2 miles south of Tower-Roosevelt Junction on the east side of the road.

Navigate to: Rustic Falls or Undine Falls

(1)Whittlesey, L. H. (2006). Yellowstone Place Names. Gardiner, MT: Wonderland Publishing Company. Page 257.


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