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Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Canyon Colors

 
 
Canyon Colors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 24, 2011
1. Canyon Colors Marker
Inscription. Mineral stains mark the sites of hot springs and steam vents in the canyon walls. For thousands of years,upwardly percolating fluids have altered the chemistry of the rocks, turning them yellow, red, white, and pink.

From the rim, the bright patches of color are the most visible evidence of hot spots. Puffs of steam, visible on all but the warmest days of summer, mark areas of ongoing thermal activity in the canyon.
 
Location. 44° 43.261′ N, 110° 28.76′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker can be reached from South Rim Drive 1.6 miles east of Grand Loop Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (a few steps from this marker); Artist Point (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone (approx. mile away); Grand View (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lookout Point (approx. 0.4 miles away); Waterfall Makers (approx. half a mile away); Inspiration Point (approx. half a mile away); Shifting Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
 
More about this marker.
Canyon Colors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 24, 2011
2. Canyon Colors Marker
On the bottom of the panel is a pianting with the caption, "The colors and shapes that inspire artists have geothermal origins. According to 19th-century painter Thomas Moran, “its beautiful tints were beyond the reach of human art,” though Moran still tried to capture this canyon on canvas."

On the upper right is a photo with the caption, "Across canyon,the Seven Mile Hole Trail passes several thermal features and provides a manageable descent to the river."
 
Also see . . .  Yellowstone National Park. (Submitted on July 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
View of the Lower Falls image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 24, 2011
3. View of the Lower Falls
View of the Yellowstone River image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 24, 2011
4. View of the Yellowstone River
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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