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Brink of Lower Falls

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Brink of Lower Falls Trail quickly drops to a viewing platform perched above the lip of the massive, 308-ft tall Lower Falls—the waterfall, which is three times the height of Niagara Falls, is an iconic image of Yellowstone National Park and there is nowhere else in the park where you can be so close to its wild power.

From the parking area, the trail switchbacks down steeply to the large viewing area adjacent to the falls’ massive drop—the path loses 600 feet in just three-quarters of a mile, making for quite the climb back out of the canyon.

Once at the brink of the falls, take your time and soak in the pure beauty of the plunging water—sunny days inevitably lead to incredible rainbows, which standout perfectly against the yellow walls of the canyon.


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