Gibbon Falls

A short drive east of Madison Junction in Yellowstone National Park is Gibbon Falls. This waterfall along the Gibbon River in the UNESCO World Heritage listed park has an 84ft cascade that flows into the Yellowstone Caldera.

 

First Viewpoint

The parking lot for Gibbon Falls has a path that leads to a three viewpoints for different perspectives of the falls. The first viewpoint is almost right on top of them. Looking downriver towards the caldera is also a spectacular sight.

Gibbon Falls in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Gibbon Falls

Gibbon River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Gibbon River flowing into the caldera

 

Second Viewpoint

The middle viewpoint, my favorite, affords the most unobstructed view of the falls.

Gibbon Falls in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

A look at the falls from the second viewpoint

Gibbon Falls in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

A closer look at the falls

 

Final Viewpoint

The final viewpoint looks directly at the face of the waterfall.

Gibbon Falls in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The face of the falls from the final viewpoint

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