"Calcite Springs" Grand Canyon Tip by toonsarah

Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park: 65 reviews and 124 photos

  The Yellowstone at Calcite Springs
by toonsarah

At this overlook just south of Tower Junction a short boardwalk takes you to a point overlooking The Narrows. This is the most northerly look possible at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here the river is 500 feet below (not recommended for sufferers from vertigo) and the steep basalt column cliffs on the opposite side of the river, remnants of an ancient lava flow, are home to osprey and hawks. The dramatic scenery here inspired the artist Moran; his paintings of this scene were among those presented to Congress in 1872, leading to the establishment of the park.

Directions: Look for the turning on the left a mile or so south of Tower
Phone: +1 307-344-7381
Website: http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/ntower.htm

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 29, 2006
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