Yellowstone waterfalls do not get as much credit as Yellowstone geysers for beautifying the Park, but they’re just as attractive.
And in Yellowstone National Park, of course, not every geyser is a knockout or a star attraction. There are gigantic sleepers, small spouters, regular bubblers, still pools. Collectively—from the likes of Old Faithful and Steamboat Geyser alongside the smallest, most anonymous fumarole—they make Yellowstone such an appealing geyser destination.
It’s the same with Yellowstone waterfalls.
We’ve already compiled a list of some lesser-known, not as well-regarded waterfalls in Yellowstone—features that don’t match the grandeur and intensity of Tower Fall or the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon. Features found on canyon drives, just off the trail, by the side of the road. They’re not the falls that make it onto postcards, and won’t win any popularity contests, but they’re worthwhile nonetheless.
Without further ado, here are a few more Yellowstone waterfalls worth checking out.
Rustic Falls is remarkably easy to find. All you have to do is drive south toward Norris Junction and you’ll see it just off the road, to the left. Tumbling 47 feet with water from Glen Creek, Rustic Falls is situated right in the Golden Gate area. There are two roadside pullouts nearby for easy access.
Wraith Falls rolls out from Lupine Creek just outside Mammoth Hot Springs, a mile outside the Lava Creek Picnic Area, on the section of the Grand Loop Road between Mammoth and Tower-Roosevelt. It resembles a billowing white crest rising from the mountainside. Wraith Falls is quite visible from the road. It’s even possible to glimpse it from the Upper Terraces, but only if you’re really keen on seeing it from so far away. Otherwise, if you want to get a closer look, you can walk a half-a-mile long trail toward an overlook.
Although not right on the road, Moose Falls is ridiculously accessible. The trailhead can be found just over a mile from the South Entrance, and the trail itself is only 225 feet long. It’s a tad small at 30 feet, but Moose Falls makes for a lovely scenic detour if you’re coming from or heading to Grand Teton National Park. Fun fact: the waterway that supplies Moose Falls is called Crawfish Creek, a small tributary of the Lewis River.
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