Yellowstone: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Grand Canyon… still in Wyoming.

Scientists still don’t exactly know how it formed. They know the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is an erosional phenomenon rather than formed by glaciers, which makes it very similar to Grand Canyon in a way.

All I can tell you is that I have yet to see a photograph out there that captures the beauty and magnificence of the place. We saw the canyon in a few spots but specifically stopped at Artist’s Point. It’s a little surreal when you first see it. The waterfall and the fact that you can actually see the river make it even more impressive than the actual Grand Canyon if I may say (I know I’m not going to make friends for saying this 😉 ).

The last two photographs were actually taken at Calcite Springs in the Tower-Roosevelt area. The basalt columns are reminiscent of the ones at Devil’s Postpile (pictured in a previous post) in the Eastern Sierras in California.

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