Brink of the Lower Falls trail

Brink of the Lower Falls Trail Closed After Mudslide

Something to note as you plan your Memorial Day weekend visit to Yellowstone National Park: the Brink of the Lower Falls Trail is closed after heavy rain and snow over the weekend caused a rock and mud slide.

The trail is closed until further notice. One rock that crashed down is nearly 7 feet tall and 8 feet long, effectively blocking the trail.

“We know this is a popular trail, and as soon as conditions dry out, we will work to clear the trail,” said Canyon District Ranger Tim Townsend in a National Park Service statement. “Right now the entire slope above the trail is still wet and unstable making it unsafe for crews to work in the area.”

Due to the wet conditions, the trail crew is evaluating the area to determine the likelihood of more slides and the best course of action to reopen the trail. Visitors may still hike the North Rim Trail, but rangers ask that people respect the closure on the Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

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