One of the most photographed sights in Yellowstone National Park, Artist Point offers panoramic views of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and lower Yellowstone Falls. The spot purportedly got its name because visitors thought it was the point from which Thomas Moran made sketches for his famed painting of the falls in 1872 (it was later determined that the sketches were made from a different spot). From this point you're surrounded by an array of soft pinks, yellows, and oranges that color the rugged façade of the canyon walls. Visit the overlook to see rainbows in the spray of the falls, which are 94 m (308 ft) high. Bring your binoculars for the chance to spot nesting bald eagles, osprey, and swallows along the cliff tops and canyon walls. This attraction is just a short walk from the parking lot and is accessed via a paved path that is wheelchair accessible. Put Artist Point and other Yellowstone National Park attractions into our Yellowstone National Park travel route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Artist Point Reviews
Artist Point is easily accessible on the south side of the Yellowstone River, and offers unparalleled views of the Lower Falls and the canyon below. From the ample parking area there is an easy... more »
The place is lovely, wasn't very difficult to find parking. The walk to the view point has incline & decline. We hiked to the top of the falls too. Nice place. more »
Unreal place. Hard to wrap your mind around the place it truly is breathtaking
Had the honor to work in Yellowstone this summer, which is still winter. This place is beautiful. I will see it again when the snow is gone .
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