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Scenic Drives

North Rim Drive

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The North Rim Drive is a short one-way drive along the north rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The North Rim Drive begins just south of Canyon Village on the Canyon/Lake road. There are several stops along the way where you can park and enjoy breathtaking views of the canyon and the Lower Falls. Be sure to stop at all the view points, as each one offers a unique vantage point to experience the canyon. Inspiration Point, Grand View and Lookout Point are the easiest view points to access, Red Rock Point and Brink of Lower Falls Trail are a bit more strenuous but definitely worth the short walk. There is a shorter two-way road that you can turn onto from the North Rim Drive that takes you past Glacial Boulder and then down to Inspiration Point. Deposited by huge glaciers, Glacial Boulder originated in the Beartooth Mountains outside of the park's northern boundaries. The sheer size of the boulder makes it hard to believe that it was actually carried over by ice. There are wheelchair accessible paths along the North Rim Drive between Lookout Point and Grand View, and Brink of Lower Falls Trail and Red Rock Point.

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