Tower Fall

Tower Fall, Yellowstone National Park: Address, Phone Number, Tower Fall Reviews: 4/5

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rex m
Pewaukee, WI207 contributions
Big waterfall
Nov 2019
This is a big waterfall, but unfortunately you are not able to see it very well. Trees have grown in the way and you are no longer able to go to the bottom of the waterfall to see it. So it is mostly not visible. Do not waste your time taking the longer trail to the bottom where the river is, as there isn't a lot to see, and you can not see the waterfall from there. We went down and were disappointed. Not worth the stop in my opinion.
Written 14 December 2019
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A Wanderful Plan
Ohio453 contributions
Pretty and nice short stop
Jun 2019
There is ample parking here and an easy walk to view the waterfall. There is also a small store at the entrance if you need a pit stop. This is usually a nice, short stop.
Written 12 December 2019
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Gonen2014
Haifa, Israel3,921 contributions
Very nice Falls
Sep 2019
Tower Fall is north of Canyon Village, along the upper loop of the Yellowstone Park. The fall is about 40 meters high and also part of the Yellowstone River System. The fall makes its way out of the rock, among the green trees, and it's very nice to watch.
Written 29 November 2019
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Tammy B
Hartsville, TN196 contributions
Beautiful Falls, short trail
Oct 2019
These falls can be reached by walking a very short trail. Good for those who can't do much walking, but still like the trail experience.
Written 22 October 2019
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L M
Nevada102 contributions
Long drive
Oct 2019
This was worth the long drive. The ice forming made the view even more impressive. I wish the road to Canyon had been open as it made the trip from West Yellowstone to see both features a lot long.
Written 20 October 2019
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Gorgeous Tower Fall.
Jun 2019
It rained while we were at the Tower Fall. That didn't stop us to admire the waterfall. I took a lot of pictures.

The waterfall was surrounded by trees.

An artist had painted that Tower Fall and we could enjoy it.

We could see high mountains (The tower).

A must see!
Written 20 October 2019
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Parthasarathi C
390 contributions
The Fall that murmurs in Silence
Aug 2019
Tower Fall
On 25th August, 2019, we started early in the morning and headed north. Destination: LAMAR VALLEY. About 31 km north of Canyon Village we came across Tower Fall of Hot Spring Creek. There is an excellent view of Tower Fall from an easy-to-reach roadside overlook.
Tower Fall is a waterfall on Tower Creek in the northeastern region of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Approximately 1,000 yards (910 m) upstream from the creek's confluence with the Yellowstone River, the fall plunges 132 feet (40 m) into a deep gorge, joining the Yellowstone a few hundred yards below. At the crest of the fall the stream has cut its way through amygdaloidal masses. Amygdaloidal structure is a volcanic rock in which rounded cavities were formed by the expansion of entrapped gas or steam. Over time these cavities got filled with deposits of various minerals. The basaltic rocks formed from solidified magma are very friable, permitting the stream to cut its way through them leaving tall spires of rock from 50 to 100 feet in height, and worn in every conceivable shape. Several of these crumbling rocks stand like sentinels on the very brink of the fall.

The Tower Fall owes its name to the rock pinnacles that stand at the top of the fall.

The view is beautiful: the clear icy stream makes a sheer fall of more than hundred feet to the bottom of the chasm, and thence rushes through the narrow gorge, tumbling over boulders and tree trunks fallen in the channel. The sides of the chasm are worn away into caverns lined with variously-tinted mosses.

The fall is accessible either at the brink or foot, and fine views can be obtained from either side of the canyon. A 1-mile round trip hike drops down to the Yellowstone River alongside Tower Creek and previously connected to a viewing platform at the base of the falls. Unfortunately, the last section of the trail was washed out by rock and mud slides in 2004, and the trail to the base of the waterfall remains closed.

A lovely cascade, hidden away in the dim light of overshadowing rocks and woods, its very voice hushed to a low murmur, unheard at the distance of a few hundred yards. You may pass by within a half mile and not feel its existence.

Tower Creek and Tower Falls are located approximately three miles south of Roosevelt Junction on the Tower-Canyon road.

There is a Yellowstone General Store next to the trail-head. You can get snack or some covetous souvenirs. And there is a casket full of glittering stones of varied colors and shapes. We had had our breakfast there and bought cowboy hats and stickers of bisons and Yellowstone Falls to adorn our refrigerator at home.
Written 13 October 2019
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Juniorkp
New Castle, IN271 contributions
Picturesque
Sep 2019
An easy walk on a paved path to an observation deck. The Tower Fall was very beautiful but the deck was very crowded. Missed seeing a black bear by just a couple minutes at the top. The Yellowstone General Store was located here as well and quite a welcome site.
Written 8 October 2019
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VLW
Kellyville, OK1,915 contributions
Great Waterfall
Jun 2019
Tower Fall is on the Grand Loop Road between Canyon and Roosevelt. The parking lot has several parking spots but can fill quickly so I recommend visiting early or late. The lot is on a curve so you’ll need to be careful when leaving. There is a short asphalt trail that leads to the overlook but is in bad shape so watch your step. Wheelchair access may be difficult due to the poor condition of the trail. There are trees that partially block the view but the falls can still be seen. A general store is nearby with restrooms and it sells food, drinks and souvenirs. If you are a fan of the artist Thomas Moran (his sketches and watercolors helped make Yellowstone into the first National Park), you will want to make time to visit this area.
Written 2 October 2019
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Lynn R
51 contributions
Yellowstone
Sep 2019 • Couples
This waterfall is right off the road. It was a short walk. It is a very pretty waterfall. It is well worth the stop.
Written 1 October 2019
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