Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Up and down the canyon you can see evidence of other rockfalls. This section of the Yellowstone River overlies a major fracture zone, and the park records thousands of minor tremors annually. Do not assume the scenery will be the same when you return.
Location. 44° 43.504′ N, 110° 28.177′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker can be reached from Inspiration Point 0.8 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. Inspiration Point (a few steps from this marker); The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (approx. 0.6 miles away); Canyon Colors (approx. 0.6 miles away); Artist Point (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone (approx. ¾ mile away); Grand View Lookout Point (approx. 0.9 miles away); Waterfall Makers (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
More about this marker. On the right is a photo with the caption, "Yellow mineral patches on the canyon’s wall indicate hot springs and fissures. Even a minor tremor can trigger a landslide from thermally weakened cliffs."
On the bottom is a "Pre-earthquake photo of the canyon from Inspiration Point. Note that the Lower Falls was visible from the former observation platform." and a "Seismic recording of strong local tremors at Yellowstone National Park".
Also see . . . Yellowstone National Park. (Submitted on July 31, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.