Canyon Rim South

Gardiner, Wyoming 82190

Canyon Rim South

Canyon Rim South Professional Guide

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"An extremely popular, easy day hike with ever-lasting views of Lower Falls, Upper Falls, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. There are two ways to see the sights of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. You can drive from parking lot to parking lot, get in and out of your car
several times, and call it a day. Or you can take a wonderful hike along the canyon rim to see it all and get some exercise too.

The trail from Chittenden Bridge to Sublime Point is 3.5 miles. You can hike all of it or whatever section suits you. The scenery is world renowned the entire way, with many views of the mighty Yellowstone River and its Grand Canyon, Lower Falls and Upper Falls, all the way to Sublime Point, and a view of Silver Cord Cascades plunging down into the canyon from Ribbon Lake. The trail gets heavy use, and parts of it are paved to accommodate its popularity."

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Hiking Yellowstone National Park (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"An extremely popular, easy day hike with world-class scenery. Like the South Rim, the North Rim is loaded with world-famous scenery of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and short side trips—definitely a memorable half-day hike if you take in all the sights. From the bridge, hike to the short (about 0.25-mile) side trip to Brink of the Upper Falls, an awe-inspiring (if not scary) view of the river plunging over the 109-foot Upper Falls. Next along the way is Crystal Falls on Cascade Creek, a nice contrast to the Upper and Lower Falls." Read more

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Skill Level
3-4 hours
Yellowstone Association’s map/brochure for Canyon; Trails Illustrated Tower/Canyon; USGS Canyon Village
Local Maps

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Dec 2018