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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  • From here you have a beautiful view on the lower case and the Canyon of the Yellowstone. Colors of the Canyon, the deep fall of the river and the surrounding countryside are absolutely spectacular and worth seeing.
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  • Definitely a workout!!! Worth it if you like this sort of thing. My boys enjoyed it thoroughly, so I didn't complain. Realized when we arrived, it was worth it. Very beautiful and enjoyable. Spent abo...  more »
  • ...das one drives this point, almost as the last point of the area of "Canyon Village", because if you through all of the points on the North and South Rim, one has seen the Canyon almost in all its aspects, i.e. the vantage point is worth a visit and the few stairs down are quite manageable, but it would be more enthusiasm in my words, as this probably "overlook" would have been the first at the beginning of the day.
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  • The canyon view is just like a painting

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Where to stay in Yellowstone National Park

As one of the U.S.'s most popular national parks, Yellowstone provides plenty of options for sleeping within its boundaries. Choose from lodges, inns, cabins, hotels, motels, and campgrounds throughout the park. Most of the structured accommodations lie in the park's most-visited areas, such as Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Falls, Old Faithful Geyser, and Yellowstone Lake. Staying on the northern side of the lake puts you right in the heart of the park, making it relatively convenient to visit other areas. Resorts, lodges, and guest ranches line the road just outside the park's east entrance, and a cluster of motels and hotels fills the town of West Yellowstone near the west entrance. You can also opt for lodges and inns to the north in Gardiner, Montana, or find nearly every type of accommodation to the south in Jackson, Wyoming. Staying outside the park is fine if you plan to drive through in a day and catch the highlights, but you'll want to spend at least one night inside the park if you plan to explore it more thoroughly.
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