Yellowstone To Receive $250,000 Grant For Brink of Upper Falls Overlook Project

Yellowstone National Park will receive a $250,000 grant to restore stonework at the Brink of Upper Falls Overlook.

The Upper Falls Overlook, one of the most popular destinations for visitors to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, has been in serious need of rehabilitation for years. The grant will go far to restore stonework around the Overlook.

The Brink of Upper Falls Overlook is one of ten overlooks situated at the rims of the Canyon.

According to NBC Montana, the grant will be paid to the Yellowstone Park Foundation by September; the Foundation will subsequently pay it into construction work at the Brink.

The grant is one of nine being bestowed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in honor of the National Park Service’s Centennial celebration throughout 2016. Yellowstone was one of 20 parks under the program in need of maintenance funds, which included facilities in as far flung national parks as Yosemite and the Great Smoky Mountains. The decision on which parks would receive grants was decided by an online vote.

The Brink project is now one of several construction projects expected to take place at the Canyon. Under the current plan, rehabilitation of several outlooks and trails will take place between now and 2020. Some work is nearly done already; the North Rim trail, which closed in mid-June, is expected to reopen to the public July 23.

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Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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