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Inspiration Point, Yellowstone National Park

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Inspiration Point is a promontory cliff on the north rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone east of Yellowstone Falls on the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park. The point was originally named Promontory Point in 1878 by W. H. Holmes but later given the name of Inspiration Point by G.L. Henderson, a park concessionaire in 1887. The point is a natural observation point over the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
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  • Walked all the points of the canon and non is of the more spectacular, but is step and it is worth it since it is easily accessible from the parking lot of the car.
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  • Inspiration point is at the end of the north rim drive in Yellowstone National Park. Like of the other points, it has great views of the river and Gorge. Worth seeing.
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  • This is a viewpoint on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon Of Yellowstone. I have to admit, I haven't seen it since 2001, which was our first visit to Yellowstone. Apparently, it's changed since then. U...  more »
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  • Inspiration Point is a really good area to take some really cool pictures of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone but if you look at the map and to the left of Inspiration Point you'll see a dotted trail map if you take this Trail and it's a moderate hike and then for a little while then it's going to wrap around the canyon and you going to get some really great pictures of the Canyon from that point.
  • Insipiration Point gives you a tiny view of the falls but you get to see the Canyon better and how the Yellowstone River shapes the Canyon. This point was not so crowded when we went there.
  • This is basically the same area as Artist's Point but from the north side of the canyon and more intended for a view of the canyon itself. I honestly can't rate any major part of Yellowstone less than four stars. This view isn't as good as Artist's Point, where you get the iconic view of the falls, but it's it's still amazing.
  • Beautiful spot
  • A fixture of the Park, exceptional views of the waterfall and the canyon
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