Golden Gate Canyon, Yellowstone National Park

Golden Gate Canyon is in the northwestern region of Yellowstone National Park in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Glen Creek flows north through the canyon en route to the Gardner River descending from at Kingman Pass to just under in less than. The northern portion of the Grand Loop Road traverses the canyon, connecting Mammoth Hot Springs with park features to the south.A road was first built through the Golden Gate in 1884-85, replacing a steep, difficult road over Snow Pass. The construction was directed by U.S. Army Lieutenant Dan Christie Kingman. The canyon's name Golden Gate was first documented by Kingman in his reports to the Department's of the Army and Interior as what visitors to the park called the canyon and pass because of the yellow hue of the rocks in the area. The work included a wooden trestle where a cliff face precluded grading. In 1900 the viaduct was rebuilt as a concrete structure under the supervision of Captain Hiram M. Chittenden. Chittenden's viaduct was replaced in turn in 1930-34, the outcome of a program to widen the road. The widened viaduct was itself replaced in 1977.
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  • Great views of the canyon and valley below. Rustic Falls , a small low flow waterfall can be seen from pullover. We have seen Mountain Goats on the hill above the pullover.  more »
  • Unforgettable experience. Definitely a highlight of Yellowstone. We actually went three times during our stay in Yellowstone. The view is different at different times of the day. Don't miss this!  more »
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  • Beautiful canyon bridge if you are (very) lucky like me you will see the wild bison herd.
  • We were there off-season so it was easy to stop where we wanted. And by stop where we wanted I mean we pulled into the parking lots. I know that people like to stop their cars in the middle of the road during the summer. Would never recommend anyone travel to Yellowstone in Summer. Too hard to enjoy it.
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