The lower falls are 308 feet (94 m) high, or almost twice as high as Niagara.
The lower falls descend from the 590,000 year old Canyon Rhyolite lava flow and is still the largest volume major waterfall in the Rocky Mountains of the United States.
There are numerous vantage points for viewing the falls so we drove up the trail to find the best view ....(it would have been preferable to hike, so that we could have seen all the wildlife in their natural habitat....but we are all a little tired...)
Aaah...look at the colour of the rocks.....yellow....hence the name yellowstone!
We drove to the
In fact, Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano with the world's largest active geyser field, boasting more than 10,000 geysers, steam vents, mud pots (also known as a mud volcano) and hot springs.
A full square mile, Upper Geyser Basin is Yellowstone National Park's biggest basin and the world's largest single concentration of hot springs. It contains several groups of
Erupting every 11-13 hours, Castle shoots water 70-80 feet into the air from one of the largest cones in the Upper Geyser Basin — over 30 feet tall. Truly breathtaking....
Discovered in 1870 by the Washburn Expedition, Old Faithful geyser was named for its frequent eruptions — which number more than a million since
Snow and rainwater reach depths of about 10,000 feet below the ground, where it is heated by magma and forced back up through the surface. This has been an absolute thrilling experience, and Prasad simply loved it...as did us all.. ....deservedly a UNESCO World Heritage Site.