Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
In this geologically active landscape, the park’s riverbeds drop abruptly in more than a hundred locations. A half-mile upstream, the Upper Falls formed at a junction of a lava flow and glacial lake sediments — one dense and hard, the other brittle and easily eroded.
Location. 44° 43.269′ N, 110° 29.309′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker can be reached from North Rim Drive 0.7 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. Lookout Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand View (approx. ¼ mile away); The Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone (approx. ¼ mile away); Still Venting After All These Years (approx. 0.4 miles away); Artist Point (approx. 0.4 The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (approx. 0.4 miles away); Canyon Colors (approx. half a mile away); Brink of Lower Falls (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
More about this marker. On the right is a photo of "A small geyser vent beside the Yellowstone River"
On the bottom is an illustration with the caption, "A waterfall is a clue that you are standing at a geologic crossroads."
Also see . . . Yellowstone National Park. (Submitted on July 31, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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