Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
—[Artist Point] —
The canyon varies from 800 to 1200 feet in depth and from 1500 to 4000 feet in width. Its length is about 24 miles. The upper 2½ miles is the most colorful section. Hot spring activity has continued through the ages altering the lava rock to produce lovely colors which are largely due to varied iron compounds. Have you noticed that stream vents and geysers are still at work on the canyon walls?
Erected by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 44° 43.267′ N, 110° 28.764′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on South Rim Road east of Grand Loop Road. Touch for map. Marker is at the Artist Point overlook on the south/east rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River - off the access road, northeast of the Grand Loop Road via the Chittenden Bridge. 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. Canyon Colors (a few steps from this marker); Artist Point (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone (approx. ¼ mile away); Grand View Lookout Point (approx. 0.4 miles away); Waterfall Makers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Inspiration Point (approx. half a mile away); Shifting Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
Also see . . . The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. (Submitted on April 3, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. • Natural Features • Notable Places • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 602 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 2, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 2. submitted on December 29, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.