Artist Point

Top choice in Yellowstone National Park

Artist Point is probably the most famous of the canyon’s viewpoints, offering a long overview of the Lower Falls and canyon. It was not, as many people assume, named for the spot where Thomas Moran sketched his famous landscape of the falls, a copy of which is on display in the Canyon Visitor Education Center. It was actually named by the park photographer FJ Haynes for its superlative scenic views.

Rangers give short talks here in the afternoon.