Inspiration Point, Yellowstone National Park

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Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • Great views of the canyon, but you can't really see the falls from Inspiration Point. You can drive here via a short loop, or you can walk the North Rim Trail.  more »
  • If this was one of those viewpoints that was more than an easy access from the parking area I probably would not recommend it, but given it is easy access, it is a must stop on the north rim.  more »
  • Inspiration Point is the last of the North Rim Overlooks. There‚Äôs limited parking. It affords a great view of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. We stopped in the late afternoon and the sun...  more »
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  • Everyone raves about the classics, but you rarely hear about inspiration point. The brink of the lower falls and inspiration point should be on every itinerary for Yellowstone! This was easily accessible and had bathrooms.
  • Very short hike for an amazing view. This is similar to how you feel at the Grand canyon, just not quite as high or huge. Lots of other longer hiking options with other views of this cool looking river and canyon area.
  • Inspiration Is very beautiful. Elevation is high and you get a spectacular view of the Falls and canyon below. Enjoyed very much!
  • The place must visit and good trails for family as intermediate hikers.
  • I could be happy living there...until I'm eaten by a bear one night

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