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Inspiration Point, Yellowstone National Park

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Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 50 reviews on the web
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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  • This was our last stop at the Grand Canyon viewpoints on our morning's exploration, and while it may not have offered as spectacular or iconic views of the canyon as previous stops, there were neverth...  read more »
  • This place is truly inspiring because from this point open really stunning Valley views!
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  • We did this walk in the afternoon after finishing the south rim walk. It's quite a long hike but worthwhile . The cliffs and colours are amazing. The walk takes you very close to steep drop offs throu...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful spot
  • A fixture of the Park, exceptional views of the waterfall and the canyon
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