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Inspiration Point, Part of North Rim Trail Closing For Construction

Inspiration Point, along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, will be closed for construction starting tomorrow, June 20.

Crews will be drastically rehabbing the walkway and staircase, and the project is slated to last for the rest of the summer and into the fall.

Access to Inspiration Point was previously restricted in 2013, due to deteriorating conditions with the staircase.

Inspiration Point, of course, is one of the major viewing areas along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. It is also, along with Lookout Point, one of the most popular.

In addition to the Inspiration Point project, most of the North Rim Trail, between the Brink of the Lower Falls and the Crystal Falls overlook, is closed for construction. Visitors can still access both the Brink and Crystal Falls, but they’’ll have to drive to each. Construction on the North Rim Trail will last until July 23. You can see the closed route on the map below.

YELL_NorthRimTrailClosureMap

In addition to National Park Service trail crews, students in the Montana Conservation Corps will be helping with construction on the North Rim Trail.

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Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2016.

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