October 21, 2017

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park: Tower Fall

Matt and Alex Neill at Tower Fall lookout, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

Tower Fall (yes, Fall, not Falls, according to the National Park Service), in Yellowstone National Park, is a must-see during your visit.

Facts:  The falls are located just 17 miles north of Canyon, and two miles south of Roosevelt.  The fall falls 132 feet, and there is a half-mile long, very steep, switchback hike to get you down to the waterfall.  So be prepared, you have to make it back up!!

Tower Fall is located right off of the main “road” in Yellowstone during the summer, so there is absolutely no reason not to make this stop!

Tower Fall, Yellowstone National Park, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

Tower Fall, Yellowstone National Park, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

The last time we were there, the hike down to the falls was actually under construction, so we have never taken the entire hike down to the falls.  We were lucky though, early in the morning (as I always suggest you travel through the park!), there was no one around, so we had the viewing all to ourselves.

But the great thing is that you can see these falls without making the long trek down!  A paved pathway takes you right out to a viewing area – I am not sure on exactly how many feet, but not very many! It is very easy to get to, and you absolutely should do it!!  And then you get the amazing view:

Tower Fall from the upper lookout, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

If the path is open, you should take the hike down so that you can get closer to the waterfall and get some great shots, which I am hoping to do this summer.  Just ask when you enter the park, or any park ranger, whether you can make it all of the way down.

You all should know by now how I love my fun photos:

Alex Neill at the Tower Fall lookout, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

Alex Neill at the Tower Fall lookout, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

There is also a gift shop and there are restrooms available.

Matt and Alex Neill at Tower Fall lookout, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

Matt and Alex Neill at Tower Fall lookout, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

The falls are accessible in summer or winter, but in winter the road is closed, so you have to find an alternate way in. 

Just do yourself a favor and pull over!  Even if you don’t do the hike all of the way to the bottom of Tower Fall, don’t miss the opportunity of a picture from the viewing area, and use the restroom!

Matt and Alex Neill at Tower Fall lookout, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

Matt and Alex Neill at Tower Fall lookout, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

Warmest Wishes from Big Sky Country,

Alex Neill

Montana Vacation Blog

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