Postcard From Yellowstone: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Lower Falls, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Yellowstone National Park

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is a beautiful location, where the Yellowstone River has carved a magnificent canyon with several waterfalls. We were fortunate to time a visit to Artist Point to photograph a rainbow that occurs at the Lower Falls at certain times of the year.

Artist Point was originally named in 1883 by Frank Jay Haynes who improperly believed that the point was the place at which painter Thomas Moran sketched his 1872 depictions of the falls. Later work determined that the sketches were made from the north rim, but the name Artist Point stuck.

6 thoughts on “Postcard From Yellowstone: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone”

    1. I had a little help on the timing. We were there just the day before, and a guy asked me what time the rainbow would occur. I must have looked at him with a confused look because he said ‘you don’t know what I’m talking about.’ I didn’t. We went the next day on a photography tour and our driver knew where to be and when. That was my good timing! 😉

    1. We were fortunate to be there in the “off season” so the crowds weren’t too terrible. But I staked out my spot and kept it until it was done!

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