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Red Rock Point – Yellowstone National Park
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Overview
Location

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Sights

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Lower Falls, Red Rock Point

Distance

1 Mile Round Trip

Elevation Gain/Loss

490 Feet

Time Required

30-60 Minutes

Pets

No

Fees

$25 Park Entrance Fee

Best Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

Sun Exposure

Half Shade, Half Sun

Trail Condition

Paved Trail or Wooden Stairs

Restrooms

Canyon Visitor Center

Visitor Center

Canyon Visitor Center

Camping

Nearby

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The Trail:

Red Rock Point is an awesome little trail that takes you into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with amazing views of the Canyon and of Lower Falls. The trail is paved single track or wooden stairs. It drops quite a bit pretty quick so you should be in decent shape to do the trail. It starts at lookout point on the north rim drive.

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From Lookout Point you can see the red rock the trail is named for and the stair section far below.

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From the parking area head toward the lookout and you will see the trail jutting off to the right. It is not signed.

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The trail is forested at first as it climbs down into the canyon and also has great views of the river below.

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You will soon reach the stairs that are the final push to the lookout.

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At the base of the stairs is the end of the trail. You are right by the huge red rock

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The views of Lower Falls here are amazing. This is one of the most iconic areas on earth and no matter how often I visit I am still awestruck every time.

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The Return:

This trail is out and back so take your time on the steep climb back to the parking lot.

Personal Thoughts:

This is an awesome short trail that gives you a more immersive feel since you are in the canyon not just on top of it. I plan on making this trail a more common occurence in my visits!

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About The Author
Josh1990
I love adventure! I live in Cache Valley, Utah. Do you have questions on any of my Treks? Email me @ joshua.oyler@gmail.com

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