World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Barronette Peak Waterfalls

The Barronette Peak Waterfalls can be found on the cliffs of Barronette Peak. However, the waterfalls are primarily of the temporary ephemeral variety and the peak…

Rustic Falls

Rustic Falls is a textured 47ft waterfall next to the former Golden Gate Road west of Bunsen Peak and south of the Mammoth Junction in Yellowstone National Park

Osprey Falls

Osprey Falls is a 150ft waterfall on the Gardner River inside Sheepeater Canyon accessed on a 9.2-mile hike around Bunsen Peak and into a recovering forest.

“Caught in the Open in a Lightning Storm” (Northern and Eastern Yellowstone – June 21, 2004 to June 24, 2004)

I noticed there wasn’t anything but grass and low-lying bush around us on the trail. With the lightning flashing with such frequency, I wasn’t sure what we should do…

Upper Falls (of the Yellowstone River)

Upper Falls is a 110ft waterfall on the Yellowstone River just upstream from the famous Lower Falls at the head of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.

Lower Falls (of the Yellowstone River)

The Lower Falls is the signature waterfall in Yellowstone National Park dropping 308ft into the yellow sulphur-caked Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.

Crystal Falls

Crystal Falls is an overlooked 129ft waterfall near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River as most of the attention goes to the Lower Falls and Upper Falls.

Silver Cord Cascade

Silver Cord Cascade is a lesser-known 1200ft waterfall dropping into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone seen after hiking a mile on the Seven-Mile Hole Trail.

Virginia Cascade

Virginia Cascade is a waterfall on the Gibbon River dropping 60ft into a densely forested canyon seen from a one-way road that used to be for stagecoaches.

Kepler Cascades

The Kepler Cascades is an easy-to-visit 150ft multi-tiered roadside waterfall on the Firehole River near Old Faithful and the Upepr Geyser Basin in Yellowstone.

Lewis Falls

Lewis Falls is a 30ft tall roadside waterfall on the Lewis River named after Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the south of Yellowstone NP.

Moose Falls

Moose Falls is a small 30ft geothermally-heated waterfall on Crawfish Creek near the Southern Entrance of Yellowstone National Park accessed by a short walk

Terraced Falls

Terraced Falls is a 150ft falls on the Fall River in the remote Bechler Backcountry (also called Yellowstone’s Cascade Corner) accessed by a 4-mile hike.

Fairy Falls

Fairy Falls is a 197ft waterfall in an area recovering from the 1988 Yellowstone Wildfires with a spur trail to an elevated view of Grand Prismatic Spring.

Mystic Falls

Mystic Falls is a geothermally-heated 70ft waterfall on the Little Firehole River in Yellowstone accessible on a 2.4-mile out-and-back or 4.1-mile loop hike.

“The Near Fall” (Southwest Yellowstone – June 18, 2004 to June 20, 2004)

Julie kept her eyes on me to make sure I didn’t get too far out. Then, I pointed my camera down towards the falls, but suddenly the wide angle lens dropped from the camera…

Upper Mesa Falls

Upper Mesa Falls is a 114ft tall and 200ft wide waterfall on the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River found in Eastern Idaho between Ashton and West Yellowstone.

Lower Mesa Falls

Lower Mesa Falls is a 65ft waterfall on the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River on the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway in Idaho between West Yellowstone and Ashton.

Gibbon Falls

Gibbon Falls is a photogenically long cascade tumbling 84ft with a trapezoidal shape and brush texture from the caldera rim of the Yellowstone Supervolcano.

Firehole Falls and the Cascades of the Firehole

Firehole Falls and the Cascades of the Firehole are amongst a series of impressive waterfalls with geothermal warming on the Firehole River in Yellowstone.