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Uncle Tomís Trail

 
 
Uncle Tomís Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
1. Uncle Tomís Trail Marker
Inscription.
Shortly after 1900, “Uncle” Tom Richardson took visitors down into the Canyon along this trail. Originally with 528 steps and rope ladders; it now descends 328 steps or about ĺ of the way down in to the Canyon for an excellent view of the Lower Falls.

Caution: It is extremely difficult and steep climb down and back to this point. At this altitude 8,000 ft. This trip is definitely not recommended for those suffering from heart or breathing problems. Take your time, enjoy the scenery, and rest often.
 
Location. 44° 42.982′ N, 110° 29.704′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker can be reached from South Rim Drive, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at the trailhead of Uncle Tom's Trail. 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. Uncle Tomís Point (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Still Venting After All These Years (approx. ľ mile away); Brink of Lower Falls (approx. ľ mile away); Brink of Upper Falls
Uncle Tomís Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
2. Uncle Tomís Trail Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Waterfall Makers (approx. half a mile away); Lookout Point (approx. half a mile away); Chittenden Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
 
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Uncle Tomís Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
3. Uncle Tomís Trail Marker
Along Uncle Tomís Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
4. Along Uncle Tomís Trail
Uncle Tomís Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
5. Uncle Tomís Trail
Uncle Tomís Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2015
6. Uncle Tomís Trail
Lower Falls image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
7. Lower Falls
This view of the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River is from the end of Uncle Tomís Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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