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

Waterfall Makers

 
 
Waterfall Makers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 24, 2011
1. Waterfall Makers Marker
Inscription. Here the Yellowstone River plunges 308 feet over the Lower Falls. Hot springs have weakened the rock jut downstream, where you might see several geysers spouting into the river. As falling water pounds the thermally softened rock, it continues to undercut the falls and deepen the gorge.

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. Touch 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
Lookout Point Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 24, 2011
2. Lookout Point Overlook
miles away); 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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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